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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Built Right
For some Connecticut homeowners, it's hard to tell the difference between restoration and general contractors. Here it is, plain and simple: typically, general contractors work on new construction, while restoration contractors work with the insurance industry and policyholders. General contractors don’t have the proper equipment, experience and certified training required to perform restoration, nor do they understand the proper methods for reconstruction and repairs under these unique conditions. If you would like to learn more about the difference between the two types of contractors, check out our post, "What's The Difference: Restoration Vs. General Contractors."
If you hire a quality contractor, it’s likely you will end up paying one of two ways; the contractor will ask for a reasonable deposit, or you will pay after you work things out with your insurance company. Notice, if the contractor expects you to pay up front, run as fast as you can, as they don’t seem credible. How exactly would it make sense for a reputable contractor who frequently works with disaster victims to ask for full payment upfront? You want to work with people who are sensitive to your unfortunate situation.
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