MAY IS NATIONAL HOME REMODELING MONTH -
The National Association of Home Builders recommends that home owners consider the different factors involved in "doing it yourself" BEFORE embarking on that home remodeling project. Although many projects appear to be "manageable" at first, there are many points to consider before picking up that hammer -
Hidden Costs - Many of the products purchased that are available to homeowners at the Big Box stores are not always the quality available to the professional contractor. Therefore, one may wind up with inferior quality of products in the project.
Warranties- Most warranties are only valid with "proper" installation. If one does their own work, proper procedure may not be followed and therefore the warranty may be void.
Safety - Many a homeowner has landed in the emergency room from attempting DYI projects. Unfamiliarity with various power tools can lead to life threatening accidents. Falling off ladders, is another example of homeowners injuries.
Time- Troubleshooting unexpected issues often takes more time and expertise that originally planned. Having your kitchen torn up and unusable for months on end due to unforeseen issues can be a real stress producer.
A good rule of thumb for any homeowner is to avaoid projects that require a license or structural changes to wall, roofs, or floors.
HIRING A PROFESSIONAL WILL ENSURE THAT YOU HVAE A CONTRACT WITH A COMPLETION DATE AND ASSURANCE THAT THE CONTRACTOR WILL BRING IN WHATEVER HELP IS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT ON TIME.
HIRE A CONTRACTOR - SAVE A MARRIAGE!