Since there are many sizes and types of home remodeling projects, a homeowner needs to know the right kind of specialist to hire for their respective projects. The main reason is that the handyman’s services are more appropriate for some tasks, while general contractors are required in some circumstances.
A handyman has extensive expertise working on and repairing homes but typically lacks a trade license. Since there is no licensing procedure, there can be a lot of variation in the level of service offered from one handyman to the next.
Make sure anyone you hire has strong online reviews or is highly recommended by someone who has previously hired him.
A general contractor is a qualified specialist that can employ subcontractors to complete a significant project. Because there are restrictions on how many assistants they can have, in the end, it is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure that everything is completed per the relevant codes, permits, and inspections.
The magnitude of the task is a good indicator of whether to hire a handyperson or a general contractor. A handyman paid by the hour might be adequate and the most economical choice if you require basic repairs or a few minor modifications that need a day or two. However, you must hire a contractor if you have a large-scale project that needs substantial planning and adjustments.