Building your own home may be a dream come true. When you build your own home, you can fully customize the house and ensure everything is exactly how you want it. Before construction begins, you will have to make one key decision. You will have to decide whether to hire a general contractor to oversee construction of your house or whether to act as your own general contractor and handle everything yourself. Learning the benefits of hiring a contractor may help you make the right decision. Here are three of the benefits associated with hiring general home contractors when you are building your own home:
Helps Your Project Stick to Its Completion Timeline
One of the major benefits to hiring a general contractor for your project is that they can help you stick to your completion timeline. A general contractor knows when certain contractors, such as electricians, plumbers, and roofers, need to be called in. This is information you may not know. In turn, your project may be delayed a day or two if you cannot give a contractor ample notice that they are needed at your job site. A contractor knows how long tasks take and when to call in these sub-contractors, helping the project stick to its timeline.
Knows the Right Home Contractors
Another benefit to hiring a general contractor to oversee the construction of your home is that they are very familiar with home contractors. When you do not hire a general contractor, you have to hire each and every contractor for each task in your home yourself. You have to hire a framer, a carpenter, a cabinet installer, a countertop installer, plumbers, electricians and a tile specialist, just to name some of them. This can be time-consuming. A general contractor works with these sub-contractors on a regular basis and already knows who does good work and who should be doing the work for you.
Obtains the Proper Permits
The last benefit to hiring a general contractor is that they know what permits you need, and when those permits need to be pulled, in order to complete construction of your home. If the right permits are not pulled, you could be fined and/or construction could come to a halt until the right permits are obtained. The average person doesn't know which permits to pull and when to pull them. A general contractor does, ensuring permits do not become a costly nightmare for you.
If you are building your own home, hiring a general contractor is a wise decision. They can help pull the proper permits, already know great home contractors and can ensure that your project sticks to the completion deadline.