Commercial remodeling should be a positive experience for business owners and tenants. However, confusing information circling around online and in the construction industry often leads customers to make wrong assumptions and poor decisions.
To help you with your commercial remodel project, we want to rectify some common construction myths.
Myth: A DIY Approach Will Save You Money
Are you comfortable single-handedly ordering supplies and performing the work while navigating through the accompanying paperwork? Are you aware of safety hazards? Tackling a project on your own can save money if you have the appropriate skills, tools and resources.
But for most people, that’s not the case. Rushing into a project without professional help could be a costly mistake. If you take the do-it-yourself approach and run into a problem halfway through and need to make an emergency call to have a contractor fix the problem, the project could end up costing much more than it originally would have if they had been hired earlier.
Save yourself time and energy and think about how hiring a professional will relieve you of the stress of the unknown.
Myth: Commercial Remodeling Disrupts Business & Productivity
Business owners often assume that remodeling will interfere with profit and employee productivity. They assume their business will have to shut down temporarily. However, this isn’t necessarily true. Remodels don’t automatically equal chaos and disorganization.
A knowledgeable contractor will sit down with you before the project even starts to discuss ways to keep disruptions and delays at a minimum.
Myth: The Highest or Lowest Contractor Bids Are the Best
Bids can get confusing, because going for the cheapest or most expensive contractor sounds appealing for different reasons. Who wouldn’t want to say yes to an insanely inexpensive project? Likewise, the expensive contractors are the most experienced and knowledgeable, right? Well, no.
In most cases, it’s best to stick with fees that sound reasonable and standard. Why?
Because the extremes — either very cheap or expensive — should be red flags. Cheaper isn’t always better. It could indicate that the contractor hasn’t included all costs like labor or materials. Tacking these fees onto the original “cheap” price will quickly make the job expensive.
Likewise, increased costs don’t necessarily mean increased value when it comes to hiring a contractor. Only through careful research, referrals and authentic client reviews can you be confident that your expensive contractor really is the best and worth the fee.
Find a Reliable Contractor
Navigating the waters of commercial remodeling can feel tricky, confusing and even overwhelming. Bypass the confusion by working with the knowledgeable, friendly and trustworthy construction team at Red Rock Construction. Call us today to get started on your project!