Small homes that can accommodate the addition of square footage can be a great choice for buyers. But when it comes to planning these types of projects, hiring a highly qualified contractor is critical.
You can help your clients increase the value and usability of their new home simply by pointing them in the right direction to a resource that can help them select the best contractor for the job. Doing so can make the difference between a successful project and one filled with headaches.
Any room addition is a great undertaking, one that requires the right equipment, expertise, permits and timing. Professional contractors have the kinds of specialized equipment needed to do a job safely and correctly. Structural changes in particular should also be left to professionals because they can affect the integrity of the entire structure.
Additionally, contractors have the expertise to understand just how codes apply to each job and how to ensure compliance. Not only that, but extensive projects may require several different subcontractors. It takes time to vet each one and coordinate all of their schedules. Plus, certain projects can take months to complete, even for professionals.
Steer your clients to a reliable resource for selecting a qualified and credentialed general contractor in your area who can advise them on the necessary approach to adding square footage.
Lance Malcolm is chief operating officer for Contractor Connection, where he is responsible for leading daily operations.
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