By entrusting your home construction or improvement project to the hands of an expert, any issues can be addressed faster and in the most proficient manner. But if you have been working on your own, then the entire burden is yours to shoulder. And when this time comes, you'd probably be clueless in what actions to take.
A GC is well-versed with building codes and can handle legal issues. These building codes and regulations have been mandated. A GC knows which permits to acquire for a specific project and what requirements are needed. Other than the codes, he is also equipped with proper home improvement contractor insurance that covers general liability and worker's compensation. This makes up for valid protection from any unforeseen accidents.
Home construction and other major home improvements will demand full-time hours every working day of the week. Can you spare that much and still be able to juggle your life, day job, family and all? With the completion of the project to take several months, hiring a GC and saving yourself from all the STRESS would surely prove to be the best decision you ever made.
And in any construction or remodeling project, delays and other problems are inevitable. If not managed well, these project jams could snowball into disasters. As GC deals with these things on a day-to-day basis, solutions are reached in no time.
So if you're asking, 'what does he have that I don't?'
A GC has more construction experience than you
A GC’s work is warranted, insured & guaranteed.
A GC does everything required of him for a living.
A GC has a well-established relationship with other construction professionals,