How to Know if You Need a Contractor for the Job

Whether it’s minor repairs or a major remodel job in your home, you may be tempted to do the work yourself or hire a local handyman to handle some of the tougher aspects. Yet, there are many times when it simply makes sense to hire a professional contractor like Progressive Builders.

Here are some questions you should ask yourself before starting any home construction project:

How Complex is the Job?
The more complex the project, the more likely you will want to hire a contractor to handle it. Getting in over your head is easy to do. Once there, it may cost a lot more to fix problems that might have been avoided with professional help.

Are There Zoning or Permit Issues?
If you are doing an add-on or some other significant home construction project that may require building permits or involve zoning rules, it’s best not to delve into anything unless you know all the details. A trustworthy contractor will be able to help you navigate these issues to make sure everything is done correctly and legally.

Are Utilities Involved?
Knocking down a wall that is not load-bearing may seem like an easy way to open up a room. But what the wall you intend to tear down has wiring, plumbing, gas lines, or cable running through it? Do utilities need to be installed or reworked in an add-on or any other sort of renovation you are planning? If utilities are at all involved, the safe bet is to work with a professional contractor.

Are the Renovations Structural?
Structural renovations are best left to the professionals. Damaging a load-bearing beam could cause widespread damage and even make the home unsafe. If you are not sure if you are affecting the structure of your home, then it probably should not be a DIY project.

Do You Need Design Help?
You may have a general idea of what you want to accomplish with your project, but making it happen and finalizing all the important details can be tough. A good contractor can help you design the space for functionality and style, so that you end up with what you were hoping for.

Is it a Restoration Job?
If the project is related to damage caused by a fire, storm or flood, you really want to be careful. Something that looks simple to fix may actually be much more complicated once you start digging into the repairs. It’s best to get a full assessment of the damage and the needed repairs from an expert contractor before getting the work done.

Are You Remodeling Your Kitchen or Bathroom?
Of all home renovation jobs, kitchens and bathrooms are the most common. They may seem easy, but they actually aren’t. We see so many homeowners attempt their own kitchen and bathroom remodels, only to get stuck and more frustrated. Progressive Builders specializes in kitchen and bathroom renovations, so let us help you achieve your goals.

When in doubt or when you want to make sure the job is done right, contact Progressive Builders. We bring extensive experience in home renovation and repairs of all shapes and sizes. Let us help you with your next residential project.

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