Hail damage to a vinyl fence.
Broken shingles from the same storm.
Basement water damage from an undetected leak in the upstairs kitchen sink.
Rotting and splintering wood on a 20 year old deck.
Double paned window installation for your whole house.
Just a short list of tasks that drive some home owners to find a general contractor for their home.
Whether you are looking for a general contractor for an indoor project or you are looking for someone to complete some major exterior work, scheduling is often one of the biggest challenges. Coordinating a contractor to come to your home for an initial inspection and then return again to meet with the insurance adjuster can be a really balancing act. Once the damage has been assessed, scheduling the work is the next step. For outdoor projects, the weather can cause unexpected delays and problems, and even indoor projects can be thrown off schedule if the general contractor that you work with falls behind on a previous job.
From siding Installation to Kitchen Remodeling, the General Contractor You Hire Often Determines the Success of the Project
Deck contractors, home improvement and companies, and other hired professionals all have their strengths and weaknesses. The key to a successful completion of many home and businesses projects, then, is making your way through the local recommendations and getting these tasks scheduled and completed on time. What good are new sunrooms, for instance, if the projects start as soon as winter is over but are not completed until after summer is over?
Consider some of these other facts and figures about how Americans spent their home improvement funds on the projects that they find the most important:
- Property owners know all too well the importance of maintenance and upkeep. From damaging storms to the exterior of your home to repairing for the normal wear and tear of the interior of the home from everyday life, it is important to take care of the small problems before they become major expenses.
- Real estate investors and agents can often provide very good recommendations about what projects have the greatest return on investment (ROI) and which contractors are the most reliable.
- One project that typically has a substantial ROI is a kitchen project. Even a minor kitchen remodel, for instance, has an average ROI of 82.7%.
- Just because a contractor is busy does not mean that is the right person for you. In fact, some of the busiest contractors tend to over schedule themselves can fall months behind in getting their promised projects completed.
- Estimates indicate that vinyl is currently the number one siding option in the U.S.
- Contractors often specialize in certain kind of projects. Just because you had a really good contractor install a new roof for you, for instance, does not mean that person knowledgable about the newest vinyl siding and energy efficient windows.
- There are more than 15 different kinds of siding, but some products do not work in all climates.
- Property owners who install the newest asphalt shingle roofs can see as much as 62% ROI.
- Landscaping projects are increasingly popular as Americans continue to increase their use of outdoor spaces. For instance, the top three most popular outdoor structures this year are expected to be pergolas, decks, and fencing, according to the 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.
- Approximately 87% of homeowners enlisted the help of a professional during their kitchen renovation project. according to the 2016 HOUZZ Kitchen Trends Study.
- Nearly 80% of the homes in America are covered with asphalt shingles.
- No property, commercial or residential is without some area that can be improved. What have you been doing to add to the value of your home and increase the use of the space that you already have?
- It may come as no surprise that property damage repairs make up 36% of remodeling jobs.
- Nine out of ten homeowners indicate that they are changing the style of their master bathroom during their next home upgrade.
- Garage improvements including adding heating and cooling units and easy to clean floors and storing solutions are also growing in popularity for home owners who want to expand the amount of space in their home that they utilize.
It is important that PROJECT PLANNING be an important part of all general contracting discussions and price bids.