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Why You Should Hire A General Contractor

Updated: May 2, 2023

Hiring a general contractor is an important part of any major home renovation project. Although there are many types of contractors out there, a general contractor will be the one who oversees the entire process and is responsible for ensuring that everything is done correctly and on schedule.

Here are some reasons why you should consider hiring a general contractor for a major remodeling project:

General Contractor at Construction Site

1. Peace of Mind

No need to worry about how your project is coming along - a general contractor can help provide peace of mind to homeowners by taking on the responsibility of overseeing all aspects of the renovation, including scheduling subcontractors, ordering materials, and even obtaining permits as required. This can take a lot of pressure off the homeowner so that they can focus on other matters during their home renovation.

2. Experience and Knowledge

Since general contractors are usually responsible for managing all aspects of a construction project, their knowledge is vast.

General contractor examining construction model

A licensed contractor will surely know the local building codes and permits needed to complete projects in your area. This necessary knowledge helps prevent mistakes and delays in your project timeline.

They’ve likely completed hundreds or even thousands of different projects in their careers. This means that they know what works - and what doesn’t - which can help save time, money, and energy throughout the duration of your project.

In addition, hiring subcontractors is a common practice as it gives them the necessary staff to complete a project in a timely manner at the highest standard possible.

3. Cost Savings

Because they already have connections with tradespeople across various different fields, such as plumbing or electrical work, general contractors may be able to purchase materials at wholesale prices in order to keep costs down for you.

They also typically have access to insurance coverage which can help protect against unforeseen circumstances during your renovation project.

4. Quality Control

An experienced general contractor will ensure quality control on all aspects of your entire project – from the initial design process right up until the finishing touches are complete.

By carefully overseeing each step and taking corrective measures where needed, a general contractor can help ensure that everything meets local building codes and regulations while still maintaining quality craftsmanship throughout your entire construction process.

Kitchen renovation done by contractors

In conclusion, hiring a general contractor is an essential part of any major home project as it helps provide homeowners with peace of mind while ensuring quality control along the way – not to mention potential cost savings! So if you’re considering starting a home improvement project anytime soon – reach out to LaFaye Contracting and we'll get you all taken care of.


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