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Old 02-15-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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General Contractor vs Restoration Contractor


Does anyone know the difference between the two?
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I've worked for both types as a painting sub. The only difference is that the Restoration guys know a lot more about dealing with the insurance companies.
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The more info you give the better the replys.
What is it your needing done?
New home, restoring an old house, addition, repairing storm or fire damage?
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In the old antique homes, a contractor wants to totally replace parts, where a restoration carpenter wants to keep the parts as close to original as possible by repair or reproducing, using antique materials, instead of replace.
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Restoration will cost a lot more then a GC, Most historic homes have set rules to follow and the cost can double or more then normal construction
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I was thinking along the lines of water damage or general reconstruction after a storm. I feel like restoration contractors could potentially be more expensive. But it those cases you have your homeowners issurance. Anybody have experience working with a restoration company like Serv Proor DKI http://www.dkiservices.com/...or Should I go with more of a local type contractor?
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