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Hello everyone, my name is Mabel Abram. My home was recently vandalized when I was out of town for a couple weeks. Upon returning home, I was shocked to see graffiti on the walls and flooring ripped up. I called a local contractor to give me a bid on the work. I elected to have the materials restored to their original state by the contractor. The job required replacement of some of the support materials, including floor joists and drywall. I want to lead people through the process of repairing damage to their home through this website. My site will teach people about building materials and tools used for repair and remodel jobs. I will also talk about material upgrades you can use for your floors, walls and ceilings. Thank you.

Exploring Home Repair Materials and Tools

Turning Your Room Addition Into A DIY Project? Why You Need To Hire A General Contractor Instead

Vanessa Stevens

If you're going to add a room onto your home and you have some building experience, you may have decided to turn it into a do-it-yourself project. While that might seem like a good idea, you could end up biting off more than you can chew. Here are just four of the many reasons why you're better off hiring a general contractor for your room addition. 

Avoid the Need for Multiple Contacts

When you take on the role of contractor for your home improvement project, you become responsible for maintaining multiple contacts throughout the project. Not only will you be building your new room addition, but you'll also be contacting all the subcontractors and vendors you may need to work with. For instance, your new room will require windows, flooring, and electrical work. Each one of these will require additional contact. When you hire a general contractor for your room addition, they'll handle communication with all the subcontractors and vendors. 

Ensure Complete Permit Compliance

You may think that you have all the necessary permits in place for your room addition, but that might not be the case. Unfortunately, if you don't obtain all the proper permits in the right order, you could be faced with a construction shutdown. If that happens, you won't be able to begin construction again until you've handled all the paperwork. You also need to ensure that you arrange for all the necessary inspections throughout the project. One of the benefits of working with a contractor is that they'll handle the permits and inspections. 

Save on Your Construction Costs

If you're going to be building your own room addition, you may think that the do-it-yourself approach will save you money. However, that might not be the case, especially where construction materials are concerned. You may not know where to go for the best deals on those materials. In addition, you won't benefit from the discounts that general contractors can receive on their building material purchases. Unfortunately, that means you'll be left to pay full price for all your supplies and materials. Avoid the additional costs by working with a general contractor. 

Avoid Unnecessary Time Constraints

If you already have a full-time job, you may not have the time needed to dedicate to the construction of your room addition. That means you'll either need to take time off from work to get the project completed, or the project will need to take longer than you expected. You can avoid the unnecessary time constraints by hiring a general contractor to handle the project for you.

Contact a company like J. Forrest Development to get started.