How a General Contractor Helps Navigate the Permit Process During a Home Renovation

permit process difficult for homeowners without general contractors

You’ve painted a bedroom before, you’ve fixed a clogged toilet, you may have even dabbled in installing a tile backsplash, so you should be ready to handle a home renovation project on your own, right? Well, the reality is that today in cities like Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and the surrounding areas, city inspectors are becoming more stringent than ever and the permit process that you must follow can be extremely time consuming, especially if you’re not experienced in the necessary steps to follow. This is why it’s so important to work with a reputable general contractor like Prince & Sons throughout the entire home remodel project.

How Can a General Contractor Help Throughout the Permit Process?

Below are just a few of the reasons why hiring a general contractor to help you with the permit process surrounding a home renovation is such a smart move.

Doing a Home Renovation the Right Way Helps Protect You and the Value of Your Home

First off, it’s never a good idea to attempt a home renovation without obtaining the necessary permits. If you plan to sell a home that has had renovations completed that were not permitted, you should expect to have to take drastic steps to ensure the changes were built to code. This could involve literally tearing out all of the modified areas of your home and starting over. Hiring a general contractor to do the project the right way the first time is probably cheaper than having to do the job twice, especially if it involves losing out on the potential sale of your home!

General Contractors are Extremely Familiar With the Permit Process

Knowing who to call and how to navigate the permit process differs on a city by city basis. A general contractor like Prince & Sons that’s done work throughout the Triangle area over the past few decades has the knowledge to ensure unnecessary delays aren’t added simply due to logistical issues that could have been prevented if the proper process had been followed. In fact, at Prince & Sons, we know many of the city inspectors very well, because we’ve been dealing with them on a daily basis for so long. This type of relationship would be very difficult to achieve if you were a homeowner trying to complete a home remodel on your own.

Reduces Your Stress During the Home Renovation Process

One of the biggest reasons to hire a general contractor for any type of renovation is to ease the stress and strain that you would have to deal with if you were overseeing the project yourself. As a general contractor, we’re the ones that intercept any issues that arise and many times we can fix them without ever having to bring you into the discussion. However, if an issue arises that you need to be involved in, we’ll promptly reach out to you, lay out our options and allow you to make a final decision. This is much easier than having to handle all facets of a home renovation job on your own.

Ready to Hire a General Contractor to Ensure a Smooth and Stress Free Home Renovation?

If you’re interested in getting an estimate for any type of home renovation, feel free to reach out to the general contractors at Prince & Sons, today. We’ll be happy to discuss your needs, and provide an estimate within your budget that can help you truly transform your home into a place where you can finally relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Give us a call today at 919-383-0888 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll follow up as soon as possible.

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