Which DIY Projects Should You Leave To The Construction Experts?

You may be the type of person who loves to learn new things and tackle projects yourself – good for you! There are videos and instructions on fixing almost anything on YouTube and other popular websites that can be instructive when something needs repair in your home or if you want to give a space a facelift

However, some projects are better left to construction and repair experts, and today we will talk about a few. 

When Is It Wise To Hire A Repair And Renovation Expert?

Being confident and self-sufficient in handling issues around your home is admirable, but it’s also very wise to know when you need the help of an expert. Here are a few situations where professional help is best:

  • Removing walls is often a viable option for creating a larger space or an open floor plan. However, get a contractor to verify the wall isn’t load-bearing before demolition. Damaging a load-bearing wall may have serious consequences, like a ceiling caving in, and can also be dangerous for the homeowner, resulting in serious injuries. 
  • Overloading your power draw or wiring anything incorrectly may result in popping breakers, additional hassles, sparking outlets, and more costly repairs, especially if walls must be re-opened to fix the mistake. The mix of low-voltage and higher-voltage electrical products makes electrical wiring even more complicated for a DIY job. Fire and safety concerns make electrical DIY projects dangerous.
  • To repair a leak in your roof, the trouble spots must be identified, and you must replace the shingles and other components without causing more damage. The required tools can be costly, and the materials need to be properly matched; non-professionals may end up with results in spots that don’t match the rest of the roof. This ‘band-aid solution’ can compound the initial problem. Roofs should last anywhere from 18-30 years, but non-professional workmanship usually causes more problems.

What Are Some DIY Projects That Are Perfect For Me?

You may still love the idea of doing things yourself, and that’s great! Here are a few DIY projects that will give you lots of satisfaction but that don’t require professional skill levels:

  • The first thing people see when entering your home is your front door. You can make a great impression with a brand-new paint job on your door and entryway.
  • Peel-and-stick wallpaper temporarily adds vibrant color or patterns to a room without tearing up the walls. 
  • A simple white kitchen is made instantly glamorous by adding brushed gold knobs and pulls – be sure to measure the width of your original cabinet pulls before placing your order. Also, be prepared to sand and touch-up minor dings and scratches that may come about while removing the old hardware!
  • Break up extensive cabinetry in the kitchen with a wall of DIY open shelving.

These are just a few ways you can complete some projects around your house to add some pizzazz and bring you a sense of satisfaction. 

When you need professional construction help, Ascension General Contractors is always here! Ascension General Contractors offers full-service general contracting for commercial and residential properties, specializing in property repair and renovation. 

Our team comprises experts with years of experience in the industry, and we are dedicated to providing exceptional services to our clients. AGC understands that managing repairs and renovations during the claims process can be complicated, so we leverage our industry relationships and expertise to guide our clients.

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