Should I use a General Contractor or Specialist?

I have an older home that needs several things done: new roof, porch repair, plumbing and electrical upgrades, and remodeling of the kitchen and bathroom. What are the advantages of using a general contractor to do the work, as opposed to hiring companies that specialize in one kind of home improvement?

Asked By: mrkurt426 - 3/12/2006
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I'd presonally say that you're better off to hire a general contractor and pay them the extra money... More
Answered By: achillesfear - 3/13/2006
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depends on the building sode laws in the country you live. A GOOD general contractor should have a selection of specialists (electrician, plumbers, carpenters etc) that are used regular and trusted by the contractor. Whereas if you select your own you may chose a bad one!
Answered By: Sparky - 3/12/2006
I prefer working with a general contractor. It gives you a single place to go if there are issues.
Answered By: norm - 3/12/2006
I think the only possible negative is the fee you will be paying him to take on the work. If it is a fixed price deal then in addition to his fee there will be some contingency... More
Answered By: oil field trash - 3/12/2006
From first hand experience, I like hiring the individual subcontractors directly myself instead of going through a general contractor. This assumes your somewhat knowledgeable about home construction issues for all of the trade labor types that are involved. Also it assumes you've got the interest and time to get... More
Answered By: bobweb - 3/12/2006
Specialist... More
Answered By: joan_mershon - 3/14/2006
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