Home improvements look so easy on TV and in online videos. However, what you need to know is that tutorials aren’t always what they seem. Doing major projects like a roof replacement or repair on your own can only do your home more harm than good.
Still, there are some myths surrounding DIY home improvement projects.
DIY Is Always Less Expensive
Big projects like roofing, siding, certain electrical repairs and structural work require the expertise of a professional. Errors on these projects can cause damage and costly repairs. Save yourself from unwanted expenses by knowing and admitting your limits.
It’s Easy and Fast
Unlike what you see on TV, major home improvements or renovations need more than just one weekend to complete. Home improvement shows are usually scripted, and the small group of workers is replaced by a larger crew who do most of the work when the cameras are down.
Cleanup Is a Breeze
Renovations can be messy and disruptive. While a big dumpster can take care of some of the mess, you can’t get rid of everything that easily. Many construction materials are hazardous. Old flooring could contain asbestos, and your old drywall might be coated with lead paint. Your local government has specific regulations on how to properly throw away these materials. Do your research before throwing anything in the dumpster to avoid dealing with a fine.
Choose Bradford Xteriors for your roofing and siding projects. We can help you with roof repairs or replacement, exterior painting, interior remodeling or renovation, and more. Call us at (614) 328-8188, or complete our online form for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Columbus, OH.