If you’ve ever planned a home improvement project, then you’ve probably heard of the term “general contractor.” For many, this is a catch-all term that can be used interchangeably with “roofer,” but actually there are important differences.

General Contractors

In this post, United Contractors Roofing discusses what general contractors are and what they do.

General Contractors: The Role in a Nutshell

A general contractor is responsible for managing and hiring subcontractors while remaining the main point of contact with their client. Typically, the general contractor will hire specialists to attend to more specific work, such as plumbing, heating or repair to the metal roofing system .

They have a supervisory role, managing the entire project on your behalf. On the more technical side, the general contractor is also responsible for seeing that the subcontractors working for you are competent, well-equipped and properly paid.

When Are General Contractors Necessary?

Something as simple as home repair or a roof replacement doesn’t necessary require a general contractor. These can be done by a roofing contractor or specialist. General contractors are necessary when the home improvement project includes several subprojects that not one specialist or contractor can handle on their own. A general home improvement project usually involves more than two subprojects, and your general contractor will be responsible for assigning the specialists to work on these.

Our Professional Service

At United Contractors Roofing, we are both a specialist and general roofing contractor. We have the privilege of working with a very talented in-house team. We’ve also established excellent relationships with local vendors, which allows us to provide the right manpower and specialists for your projects.

When we work with you as a general contractor, we’ll make sure to draft the best and most competent team to handle all aspects of your home improvement project that require a specialized team. Call us today at (843) 376-1499 to learn more about our services. We are a general contractor serving homeowners throughout Conway and Myrtle Beach, SC.