When you need work done in your home, you want to call the best person for the job. However, every repair or remodeling job may require a different type of specialty. That means learning what different types of contractors do. Here are the common types of contractors and what they can do for your home.
Building contractors perform the construction of new buildings and additions. They go through extensive training that covers project management, building code requirements, and math and science skills to ensure that your renovations and new constructions are structurally sound.
However, if you’re getting a large renovation that includes structural changes, you’ll generally reach out to a general contractor. General contractors hire the subcontractors required to complete this kind of construction job. You will not reach out to the general contractor for repairs after the fact.
Handyman contractors assist with trouble you may experience in a finished building, such as the repair or new installation of a specialized function in your home. Because they’re not as specialized as some other types of contractors, they can take care of a wide range of handyman services, such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing, or HVAC repairs.
You may want to keep a handyman contractor on call for when something goes wrong in your home. Because they have such a wide range of options, they can often respond quickly to fix common problems. If the repair ends up needing more specialized help, the handyman can help patch up the issue until a specialist can see to it. Ensure that your handyman contractor offers emergency services for repairs that can’t wait until the next day, such as a burst pipe.
Landscaping contractors keep your land healthy and attractive. Landscaping contractors can provide regular yard care, such as mowing the lawn and watering your plants. They can also plant new plants, remove damaged trees, and improve the quality of your soil. You should have a regular contractor on call unless you have the time, tools, and skill to regularly pull weeds and cut down dead tree branches yourself.
Specialized contractors work in a specific area and may even create the products they use themselves. Some specialized contractors include glass contractors, steelworkers, ironworkers, and mason contractors.
You will call a specialized contractor when you have a need in a unique niche and want an expert. For example, a steelworker will create steel beams for a construction project, and glass contractors will make custom windows designed for your home and your needs.
A good contracting team can make repairs and renovations as easy as possible for you and your family. Gather a list of good contractors in your area so that you’re ready when the time comes.