Why You Should Hire a General Contractor ?
In the following article we are going to know what are the main functions of a general contractor. Subsequently, we will understand why it is so important to hire one when doing any renovation or construction work.
What is a General Contractor ?
A General contractor is responsible for providing all the material, labor, equipment and technical knowledge to provide the necessary services for any renovation or construction job. A general contractor takes in charge the entire project. He is also the main responsible for its success. This is why it is very important that, before deciding to hire one, you do a research and an investigation of its credentials and work history
So.. This is why you should hire a general contractor
1. Stress relief
For a renovation project different types of professionals are needed. Whether it is to carry out plumbing or electrical work this will require outsourcing to people who have the respective expertise and licenses. In addition, the vast majority of municipalities require certain permits to carry out certain jobs, even if it is your home. Hiring a general contractor who knows exactly what permits do you need and when to process them is a must have. This will assure your project will be running on time without any delay.
Moreover, the general contractor will carry out a schedule for each task to be able to finish on time by keeping you updated of all the advances. Also, a general contractor provides warranty which means that if there is something that has to be redone or corrected the responsibility lies with the contractor.
Having a general contractor who takes care of everything is a great stress relief. You need someone who understands your project, carries it out taking care of every aspect, and delivers the final result on time.
2. Problem Solvers
In every construction work there are always problems that arise during the process. When you do not have a general contractor in charge of your project, these problems will delay its completion. In addition, in the vast majority of cases, they generate cost overruns. The job of a general contractor is to solve all the problems that may arise and comply with delivering the work on time. In Renovco we have seen it all. There is no existing problem that arises to which we do not already have the necessary solution.
Communication is a very important factor when carrying out your project. A general contractor is in charge of maintaining all communication channels with all the people involved in the realization of your project. Usually, a general contractor already has an established relationship with the subcontractors. This is why the risk of having people not showing up for work on time is substantially reduced. In addition, a general contractor makes sure that all the work is properly scheduled to be carried out efficiently. It is the responsibility of the general contractor to get the job done and delivered appropriately on time.
As we have already mentioned, you might have unfortunate problems that can generate over costs. A general contractor is responsible for taking care of these inconveniences. When you decide to hire people by yourself these costs are normally higher. The general contractor already has the contacts to subcontract these jobs. Regularly, these costs are less because there is already an established relationship between the general contractor and the subcontractors. This is why it will always be the best option in terms of cost and benefit to have a general contractor to carry out your project.
The person in charge of carrying out your project needs to have the required experience. It is true that there are certain types of jobs that you can DIY, but these are usually very simple things. For an important renovation project, be it kitchen, bathroom or any other job that requires a specific expertise, it is best to have a general contractor. Improvising or bringing in someone inexperienced can be very expensive and time consuming. Having a general contractor with Renovco’s experience guarantees you to have a professional job, with an adequate cost, carried out on time and to have an impeccable final result.