How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence?  PART 2 of 2

How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence? PART 2 of 2

Even if you believe you know the sequence of the work to be done, it is important to understand how long each phase of work is going to take to complete long before it starts so the next phase can be scheduled.  When we schedule a job, we decide before any work starts...
How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence?  PART 1 of 2

How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence? PART 1 of 2

That depends on the specifics.  For example, if you do not know any better and you ask the drywall to be installed before the lathe (this is the paper and wire used in the first step of exterior stucco) then when the lathe is installed, the vibration from the nails...
Projects that involve multiple trades normally require a General Contractor.

Projects that involve multiple trades normally require a General Contractor.

Projects that involve multiple trades (even if actually done by the same workers) normally require a General Contractor.  There are many reasons why.  First, when several trades are involved, the work must be done in the correct sequence.  A specific trade may not...
In some states, General Contractors are not allowed to work on projects unless more than one non-framing trade is required.

In some states, General Contractors are not allowed to work on projects unless more than one non-framing trade is required.

If you are considering a General Contractor for a project that you think only involves one non-framing trade (like roofing), ask the General Contractor you are considering if they will be allowed to perform the work needed.  Sometimes even though you thought only one...
Some General Contractor’s negotiate lower rates for the specialists they use on a regular basis

Some General Contractor’s negotiate lower rates for the specialists they use on a regular basis

One other circumstance when a General Contractor might be helpful with only a single trade is when you already have a good relationship with the General Contractor and they are able to find the right specialists for you.  It is even possible that the end cost you pay...
Sometimes even what appears to be a simple one trade project can easily grow.

Sometimes even what appears to be a simple one trade project can easily grow.

Projects that can usually be handled without a General Contractor are those that only involve one trade or specialty area.  For example, a roof project typically does not need a General Contractor.  However, sometimes even what appears to be a simple one trade project...

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