General contractors manage all aspects of a construction project. They hire and supervise subcontractors, orchestrate building permits, schedule inspections, and of course, make sure homes or businesses are built or remodeled safely and to the customers’ satisfaction.
If you’re not a construction expert and know that you want to remodel, demolish or build, take a look at the five signs below that you need a general contractor to lead your construction project.
1.You Lack the Skill
Unless you’re already an experienced professional, chances are you won’t have the skills you need to remodel, demolish or build on your own. While it’s important to know what’s going on with your project and you should never feel like you’re in the dark, getting too involved could only create problems. At worst, if you meddle or try to shoulder the task alone, the situation could be dangerous. Inexperienced hands should never touch machinery, equipment or electrical objects.
The practical solution is to step aside and let a team with years of experience take care of your project. A good contractor will encourage questions, so don’t be afraid to regularly ask for updates concerning your project.
2.It’s a Big Project
Some people are surprised to hear that a project like remodeling a home or office kitchen takes five to six weeks to complete. Plus, you can tack on an extra month or more for larger projects that include demolition and building. Do you have the time and resources to undergo such a task?
If not, call a general contractor. They will take care of the day-to-day operations and coordinate with a trusted electrician, carpenter, plumber and the pros who install countertops, cabinets, flooring, appliances and more. Sounds like a big job best left to the experts, right?
3.You’re Not Sure About the Project Price
The first step of a trustworthy general contractor should be to provide a cost estimate. Before the project even starts, your contractor should visit the site and evaluate the property. The contractor will come up with a fair, honest estimate and discuss your budget with you, taking into account any additional fees like labor and materials.
4.The Job Requires Permits
A general contractor is typically responsible for filing for and acquiring building permits. They navigate through the appropriate city or town governmental departments to get your permit approved as quickly as possible, and they’re educated on complex topics such as ordinances, regulations and more.
5.Your Schedule Is Packed
If you’re already busy with work, family, friends and day-to-day demands, chances are you won’t have time to keep up with every detail of the project. Rely on trusted general contractors — such as the team at Red Rock Construction —to get the job done.
Red Rock Construction has provided quality services at competitive prices for 40 years. Call us today for an estimate to get your residential or business project started.