Whether you have an emergency situation or you just left a major project for the last minute, you are going to be hard-pressed to find a construction contractor during construction season. As construction season wears on (usually April to October in most parts of the country), you are going to have less and less luck finding a contractor. However, there is a way around this situation.
Hire a General Contractor
A general contractor takes on all kinds of construction jobs. Although a general contractor may be busy during construction season as well, he/she may be quite a bit less busy than a specific kind of contractor. This is due to the fact that most people want to hire a specific kind of contractor rather than hire a general contractor. Yet, a general contractor is just as effective at getting your project completed or fixing your emergency situation as a roofer, concrete contractor or windows and siding contractor.
General Contractors Have More Time Later in the Season
While job-specific contractors may be working on major projects late into the construction season, general contractors may have more time as the season wears on. This is a major benefit to you, especially if you are not in the middle of an emergency with your project and you need to hold off until you have enough money to pay the contractor. You can always get your quote now, and then schedule service to begin at a later date. This helps both you and the general contractor you hire in regards to scheduling and personal finances, respectively.
Pile on the Odd Jobs or the "Honey-Do" List
If you have a general contractor working for you, do not be afraid to pile on the odd jobs or the "honey-do" list chores. Sure, you may have hired him/her to patch your roof, but while he/she is there, the contractor can fix your dripping faucets, replace your old toilet, upgrade your fuse box and replace your very wobbly prefabricated concrete front porch. A general contractor is only limited by what he/she does not know how to do, and for most general contractors, that typically is not much.
Additionally, if your contractor is not a one-man or one-woman show, and they have a crew working for them, why not have the crew work on a bunch of things all at once? It keeps them busy and you get lots of things fixed. Since you are already being charged by the hour, it typically works out very well for you. To learn more about this topic, contact services like SBL Contractors LTD.Share