When it comes to home remodels, or any construction work that needs to be completed within your home, it’s important to make every decision with certainty. Someone that can help you with this process is a general contractor.
Without one, your project can cost you more money, in the end, should you go with someone that didn’t complete the job to expectation.
The benefits of hiring a general contractor for your project
While there are many benefits to hiring a general contractor to help you with your project, we’ve identified the most common 5 benefits below.
No hassle contractor –
When you hire a general contractor for your project, they take the construction portion of the project off your hands and into their own. This helps keep the project running smoothly and allows you breathing room.
They provide their own insurance –
Another benefit of working with a general contractor is they will have insurance that covers the employees, sub-contractors, and any other workers that help with your project. This helps save you from needing to purchase additional insurance while you have people working at your home.
Though, you should consult with your insurance provider to make sure you don’t need any additional clauses added to your policy for the duration of the project.
They provide sub-contractors –
Unless you work in the construction field, chances are you do not have a huge list of sub-contractors laying on your desk. Leave that to your general contractor.
When you give your general contractor the overall project budget, any additional contracting work that needs to be done will be taken from that budget, and they’ll be the ones in charge of interviewing, receiving bids, and hiring someone to get the job done.
One point of contact –
If you have any questions or comments about the project scope while it’s happening, your general contractor will work as your liaison.
They’ll know everything that’s going on and be the main point of contact for every worker on the project. Think of them as your project manager.
General contractors are an affordable option. When you complete a remodel project, chances are you’re going to need a wide variety of specialists to complete the project.
Your general contractor will get your overall budget and then subcontract out any work within those budget guidelines. And, chances are they already have a working relationship with specialists, so they’ll be able to get it done for you cheaper than if you went to them yourself.