Contractors and Sub Contractors
Whether you own a stand alone home or a condo, it's impossible to get through the years without the property needing some form of repair. Some people even buy homes they know need repairs in order to get a better price. Whatever the situation, you're going to find yourself needing to hire some contractors to get the work done unless you are one yourself. This article should help you find, choose, and work with the right one.
If you've got a big job to do, such as building a whole house, a complete renovation, or putting an addition on your home, you're probably going to need an architect to do up the plans for the work. Architects aren't just for high rises and huge projects. They're also for residential projects. To find an architect, you can ask at your building supply store for recommendations or choose a contracting firm that is owned and run by an architect.
If you've got an architect on board for your project, he or she will handle pretty much everything. You'll be called upon to approve decisions and budgets, but it will be up to the architect to hire the contractors and sub contractors, such as the carpenters, plumbers, and electricians that will actually be doing the work. If you're dissatisfied with one of the subcontractors the architect or contractor has hired, you are within your rights to ask that he or she be removed and replaced. Go here to learn the difference between a contractor and sub-contractors.
For smaller projects, though, like replacing the windows in your home, renovating the kitchen, or installing new decking, you wouldn't hire an architect, which means its up to you to choose and hire each type of contractor needed for the project. If you're using an interior designer for the plans, he or she can make recommendations or oversee the project. But otherwise your best option is to hire a building contractor and have him or her tell you what you'll need.
When you're choosing a contractor, it's important to get quotes from several of them and meet personally with each one you're considering before you give them unfettered access to your home. You want to look for someone who does quality work at a reasonable (not cheap) price, someone who is trustworthy and respectful, and someone who is punctual and responsible enough to get the job done on time and on budget. You can also ask for recommendations from someone, like your real estate agent. At Rotondi Mold Assessors office for example, they keep a short list of reliable and efficient contractors in their area that they have used many times in the past on successful jobs. That way when a client is looking for some work to be done, they have some referrals on hand. You can find more information on Newyorkstatemoldassessor.com. If you suspect mold growth in your property, they are the experts to call.