Why hire a General Contractor

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What does a general contractor do?

A general contractor is a building & construction expert who offers services you often need to complete property projects safely. Whether you’re looking for roofing, flooring, plumbing, siding, windows, or painting, general contractors handle a plethora of work needed for current and new construction.

What are some of the benefits of working with a contractor?

1) More Affordable
One of the biggest benefits of hiring a general contractor is that they have a large network of subcontractors working with them. This saves you time on a project and speeds up the timeline. Also, discount purchasing is something not often realized by clients when working with a general contracting company. Legacy Builders Rhode Island uses its home depot’s pro desk and Loews membership program and independent retailers to save costs of supplies and goods needed for your project.

2) One Point of Contact
Instead of dealing with multiple vendors yourself, a general contractor oversees every aspect of your project, they will have a complete grasp on the scope, timeline, and budget of the project and will keep you informed throughout the entire process.

3) Insurance Coverage
A general contractor by law has to have insurance. If you were trying to do a project all on your own the risks are greater and a property owner isn’t usually properly insured to conduct work on their own property. This isn’t a worry when you hire a general contractor.

4) Ad hoc & Fully Customizable Services
Legacy Builders Rhode Island provides a fit for every customer. Not every home or property is the same and that often means the need to tailor services unique to the site. You can rely on the flexibility required to suit your needs

5) More Experience
It’s absolutely essential that the person working on your residence is an experienced professional. With a general contractor, you’re able to build a personal relationship with the person responsible for overseeing your project’s success. They have a duty to keep you fully informed throughout the entire construction process. When there’s an open line of communication, an experienced contractor can quickly alert you when there’s a cost-savings opportunity or an emergency arises.