When it comes to hiring a general contractor for a new project, a lot of people operate under the belief that the whole experience will be fairly hands-off for them. After all: You don’t know about construction! That’s why you’re hiring an expert, right?
Fair … But there’s more to that story than meets the eye.
Your Role in Your Construction Project
If you’re like most property owners, there’s a strong chance you have little to no preference who manufactures your drywall board, what kind of screws end up in the doorframe, or which adhesive is utilized for your subflooring.
However, you probably DO have some thoughts around the material, shape, size, style, and utilization of your new concrete patio, your deck, or your roof system.
Design decisions and material selection may seem like just a tiny piece of the puzzle from where you stand, but they’re actually some of the most significant aspects of the planning and production process.
Your opinions about some of the more aesthetic and functional elements of your project can have a huge impact on:
- Architectural plans
- Code compliance
- Construction integrity
- Project timelines
- Project budget
- …and much more!
In some extreme cases, using a slightly different design or material than a similar project 10 miles up the road can completely change your inspection compliance! Crazy, right? But it’s true.
THIS is why communication with your general contractor and playing an active role in your project are an absolute must. Staying in regular contact with your contractor and being very clear about your wants and needs helps ensure that your project is finished safely, successfully, on time, and within the agreed upon budget.
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