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As far as Why hire a Contractor? Let’s look at the Pros and Cons before actually jumping into a remodeling project.
Watching home remodel improvement shows, reading “how to” books and internet articles can trick home owners into believing that they have the necessary expertise to undertake remodeling projects without a remodeling contractor. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and as a result, jobs are not completed, done incorrectly, or home owners simply run out of money to finish the job. Not all projects need contractors, however, the size and scope as well as the details involved on a remodeling project can often be more overwhelming if you haven”t ever done construction before. There is a Right Way and a Wrong Way when it comes to most anything we endeavor to do..so consider a few options.
Before attempting a Do it Yourself (DIY) project consider the following questions:
1. What do I really know about accomplishing this task? Reputable contractors have the knowledge and experience to make a big difference between a project and a well completed picture perfect job that can increase the value of your home.
2. Are you willing to work hard, long hours, or endure physical pain to get it done? Many home improvement projects look simple or easy at the beginning. However as the job progresses, things like structural framing, drain plumbing / venting, electrical or building code issues will be revealed and that simple job turns into a more difficult task. An experienced remodeling contractor can foresee and evaluate issues before conception. And handle any unforeseen circumstances and enjoy the process to completion.
3. Do you have the time to devote to complete your project? Often DIY homeowners misjudge the amount of time necessary to turn their dreams into reality. Are you able to put other areas of your life on hold for a while to focus on your home improvement project? If not then hiring a licensed, bonded, insured remodeling contractor is your best choice.
4. How much will the project really cost? It’s a good idea to budget 10 percent beyond anticipated costs to allow for unforeseen circumstances. Building materials are commodities and have market prices. We are seeing new energy surcharges based on rising delivery costs. Remember small changes and selections we make throughout the remodeling process can increase the costs of your project.
If your answers to these questions have left you with more questions than answers, then you are definitely a candidate for a remodeling contractor.
You will find the answer to all your unanswered remodeling questions at True North.
Let our professional staff assist you with your home projects whether it is in designing the home of your dreams or doing some smaller jobs around your home.
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