It’s no secret; home improvement projects can up the value of your home! Some projects are more valuable than others, and some you should not try to tackle on your own.
Want to know when you should hire a professional? Keep reading! We’ve made a list of what you should DI-Don’t!
1. Updating Windows
If you need to replace windows, it’s a good idea to leave these home repairs to the experts. Not many people know how to measure windows, making installation complicated.
2. Changing the Electrical
Professionals should do anything from washer and dryer repairs to complicated electrical box fixes. You can find out more about the benefits of authorized repairs and how preventative maintenance can save you money in the long run.
3. Major Remodels
If you are making significant home improvements that change the structure of your home, they should be done by licensed professionals. They will know where necessary supports are, making fixes that will not weaken the structure of your home or cause severe damage.
4. Mold, Asbestos, and Lead Removal
You also should seek professional help when removing dangerous substances like mold, asbestos, and lead. If ingested, these substances can cause a lot of harm, and a professional will ensure they are disposed of with care.
5. Tree Removal
Removing large trees on your property is not a DIY project. A professional will come with the proper safety equipment and understand how to safely bring down a large tree. You can remove smaller trees on your property, but leave the big ones to the pros.
6. Plumbing Repairs
Major plumbing work should also be left to the pros. If you need pipes replaced or any work done on the water main, it’s best left to licensed professionals. The last thing you want is water damage or flooding in your home.
7. Roof Repair
Roof repair is one of those professional projects. Though you may replace individual shingles yourself, major fixes should be done by a pro roofer. Being up on the roof can be dangerous. Pro roofers will know how to get your project done safely.
8. Refinishing Floors
If you have hardwood floors, sanding and refinishing them might seem like a project you can tackle on your own, but it can take a very long time and requires special equipment. If you don’t sand or use the equipment properly, you can severely damage your floor.
9. Removing Walls
Many home improvement projects will require you to remove plaster or drywall. Behind those walls, you may find electrical or other things you may not know how to deal with. Call in professionals anytime you need to remove or add walls to your home.
10. Removing Insulation
Insulation, especially old insulation, can have a lot of really nasty stuff embedded in it. If animals have gotten in the walls at any point, you may find feces; there can also be years of mold and dust build-up, among other things. Hire a professional to remove any old insulation and install the new stuff.
What Home Improvement Projects Will You Tackle?
All of these home improvement projects are better handled by professionals with experience! If done correctly, they can add value to your home, and it’ll make your life easier.
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