A general contractor is an invaluable tool when it comes to residential renovation and residential custom home building.
A residential general contractor organizes and executes larger home remodeling projects. They are not home improvement pros. A home improvement pro, or sub contractor is one that provides assistance with smaller projects, like installing a bathroom cabinet, or tiling a kitchen floor. A residential general contractor actually brings multiple home improvement contractors, or sub contractors, together to incorporate specific design and architectural ideas. The renovations a residential GC will perform will provide a better living experience by adding a space or making better use of an existing space.
Often, many people don’t know when they should hire a general contractor and can bite off more than they can chew. So, how do you know when to hire a general contractor for your residential renovation? Here are some quick rules of thumb:
- If the job is going to take more than a week, hire a GC.
- If the job requires several different pros to complete, hire a GC.
- If the job requires a few permits, hire a GC.
If you’re looking to renovate your whole home or just a kitchen, consider that it takes 5-6 weeks on average to renovate a kitchen, for example. The shear number of contractors you’ll need to hire can be mind numbing. For instance, you’ll probably need an electrician, a plumber, a cabinet guy, a countertop contractor, a flooring pro, a painter, and someone to install the appliances. That’s a lot of people to coordinate and manage.
A residential general contractor can not only coordinate all of the other professionals it takes to renovate a home, but he also knows what the going rates on the labor charges are. He also knows how to do some of the work himself and knows when its best to outsource.
No Job Too Big or Too Small for AFS GC
Implementing solutions for projects of all sizes, AFS General Contracting offers a wide range of services. Whether you’re looking to renovate, repair, build-out or construct a new building, AFS GC is the only contractor you need to know. Contact us today at 407-487-4546 or visit our website at http://afsgeneralcontracting.com.