When Do You Need a General Contractor

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If you’re a DIY type of person who likes to get their hands dirty, you probably think hiring a residential general contractor is just a waste of money. Well, there’s no denying that some home improvement projects only require some YouTube tutorials, a good set of tools, and a little elbow grease. 

However, there are some home renovation jobs where a professional contractor’s experience and skill are indispensable. So, how do you when a project requires a general contractor? To answer that question, you first need to understand what a general contractor does. 

The Role of a General Contractor

When you hire a general contractor for a home renovation or improvement job, they’re responsible for each and every aspect of the project. From electrical and plumbing work to flooring and painting, the general contractor has to ensure each task is completed efficiently, on time, and within budget. 

Whatever type of labor or materials are required, the general contractor will either arrange it in-house or engage subcontractors, so the tasks are completed in the most efficient manner. 

Experienced and reputable contractors, such as those at Grizzly Strong Construction, also have proper insurance, worker compensation, and licensing. In other words, they take on the liability for any injuries or property damage they may occur on the job site. 

The other less tangible, yet equally important, benefits of hiring a professional general contractor include an in-depth knowledge of the most efficient construction methods, the latest industry standards, and local and state building laws and regulations that may apply to your project. 

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When Do You Need a General Contractor?

To determine if a project requires a general contractor, you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • How Much Time does Project require? 

If it’s a large project that may take weeks to complete, it’s best to engage a general contractor. They know how much time each job takes and ensure the project goes smoothly and is completed on time. 

  • How Local Building Codes Will Impact Your Project

Some areas have building codes that dictate particular projects should only be worked on by certified professionals who must acquire permits that aren’t issued to non-professionals. If you work on such a project yourself, you could risk facing substantial fines. 

If you’re looking for high-quality new home construction services in Orange County, you’re at the right place. From energy-efficient minimalist homes to house designs that make a statement, we’ve worked on them all. For more information about our services, contact us now.

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