Some projects are too complex to do yourself. When you decide to make a major home improvement, you'll want to hire a contractor. But why not just hire all of the subcontractors yourself, and cut out the middle man? Take our quiz to learn more about the difference between hiring a contractor and collecting a bunch of subcontractors yourself.
The main purpose of a contractor is do which of the following?
A contractor is basically a project manager.
A contractor is responsible for the hands-on aspects of a project.
A contractor is a design specialist.
How do you know when a project is too difficult for you to do on your own?
Any project that requires specialized skills should be done by a professional.
Any project that requires more than 40 hours of work should be done by a professional.
Any project that will cost over $5,000 should be done by a professional.
A contractor is to a subcontractor as a wedding planner is to which of these?
a wedding cake
Who pays the insurance and employment taxes of the subcontractor's staff?
the general contractor
Why don’t contractors increase the size of their staff, rather than work with subcontractors?
Maintaining a staff is too expensive.
Subcontractors do better work.
There is a legal limit to how many workers a contractor can have.
When looking for the right contractor, you should find one with which of these important qualities?
a good attitude
a firm handshake
Who assumes liability for work-related injuries when you hire your own subcontractors?
What is one of the most important benefits of hiring a contractor?
increased production speed
Lien laws are designed to protect whom?
To avoid financial disputes with a contractor, you should do which of the following?