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Carpentry – Residential Property and Interior

Interior carpentry liability insurance is written to cover the exposure and the risks that you, as a carpenter, take on the job each day. While it may be satisfying work, your business is also risky. When an inevitable mistake does get made you want your liability insurance to be there for you.

All Carpentry – Construction of Residential Property business owners benefit from obtaining and maintaining the proper commercial insurance coverage necessary to adequately protect their company and also comply with concerning construction and contractors insurance requirements.

Having the right Construction of Residential Property commercial insurance as well as contractors general liability insurance coverage for your business will give you peace of mind so that you can fully focus on successfully growing your business.

Commercial general liability for Carpentry – Construction of Residential Property companies and contractors in New Jersey protects companies from claims made by other parties for personal injury or property damage. Having protection in case of lawsuits is critical for all construction companies. Commercial General Liability insurance provides coverage for a wide variety of issues including fire damage, false advertising claims, medical payments and business operations.

Most Carpentry – Construction of Residential Property companies only need basic commercial general liability coverage; however, certain industries require additional protective coverage such as product or professional liability insurance. Many companies choose professional liability insurance in addition to commercial general liability coverage which adds a blanket of protection that covers the neglect, error or omission of facts by a construction professional individual or company employee.

Expenses Liability Insurance Will Pay For

Your GL (General Liability) policy serves as the key part of your insurance program. It will pay out on the following:

  • Reasonable defense fees being charged by the court, attorneys, witnesses, etc.
  • Any settlement that is reached
  • Any judgments ordered by the court
  • The cost of your time as you do work on your case
  • Any bond premium

Coverage Inclusions

Anyone performing tasks or activities for your business is covered. This could be employees, yourself, partners, directors, officers, stockholders, spouses and family members. As long as you officially authorized the work, they’re covered.

As you know, there are many different kinds of carpentry and each type of woodworking comes with a different amount of business risk. For example, finish and trim carpenters have less risk than other carpenters because their work is decorative and doesn’t have to bear structural weight. What does this mean for your small business? It means you should work with insurance companies that understand carpentry and can help you find a policy that matches your work. That way you won’t overpay for unnecessary insurance.

Below, we’ve compiled cost estimates for three types of carpentry businesses:

  • Carpentry services groups. Work includes maintaining and repairing interior and exterior wood components such as window frames, doors and frames, walls, floors, and ceilings.
  • Finish and trim carpentry. Work typically includes finishing touches — addressing both appearance and appropriate functionality — for doors, windows, cabinets, siding, decking, roofing, molding, walls, fireplaces, etc.
  • Interior carpentry. Work includes projects that take place inside a building, such as the installation of doors, windows, floors, shelving, or cabinets.