No matter what’s going on in your life, your house still needs some love and a good contractor can greatly reduce your stress over maintenance and repairs. This guide will help you find the right one. It will give you a sense of what they can do, the questions to ask and how to create an agreement that’s friendly for you.
Your Guide to Hiring a Contractor
What does a contractor do?
Contractors play an important role in every single step. They estimate the entire project. They negotiate with, hire, coordinate and supervise subcontractors. They review plans, get all the necessary permits, order materials and schedule deliveries. They coordinate inspections and make sure everything is up to code. And they work to get your project done at the quoted date and price. In return, they ask for a fee of the total project cost.
Can you tackle the work?
Maybe! It depends on how complex your project is, how much time you can devote to it, what you already know and how much you’re willing to learn. This guide will help you understand how big the responsibility is and when the cost of hiring a general contractor is truly worth it.