A general contractor is a specialist who coordinates a building or renovation project when the property owner cannot deal with it in person.
When you plan an extensive project that involves your home, having someone you can trust to do the job for you (hiring different specialists – electricians, masons, roofers, carpenters etc.), dealing with ordering materials and supervising installations is very important. However, even if your general contractor is honest and respectable, there are things they do not tell you, but you should be aware of them, because knowing these things is a part of educating yourself about the project at hand so you know what to expect and how to take the best course of action. According to reputable remodeling Fort Collins general contractors, here are some things to think about:1) The general contractor will not be at your house every day
Sure, a new building or a renovation project is a big deal to you, but for the contractor, it is just another job. They typically have multiple jobs to deal with and you will have to accept this. However, what you must never accept includes lack of proper communication and delays.
2) General contractors will not really give you the impression that they look out for you, like lawyers or other specialists do. They work for you, they do their job, but their allegiance is towards their trades.
3) Not all general contractors are willing to provide you “dirty” details, unless you know what to ask. When we say dirty details, we mean information about working hours, coffee breaks, the noise, the cleaning up process etc.