If you’re an avid fan of home improvement shows, chances are you’ve attempted a few DIY projects of your own. However, while TV shows make DIY projects seem fun and easy, there’s more to it than just having a can-do attitude and a toolbox.
In this article, trusted roofing contractor ABM Services & Renovations Inc sheds light on some of the most risky DIY myths out there.
Myth #1: DIY Costs Less
Sure, you’ll be spending zilch on labor, but you’ll still have to buy the materials. Where the real unexpected costs can add up though is when you make mistakes with your project, requiring you to purchase more materials. Many homeowners find that by the time they finally complete their project and tally up all the costs, they would have spent less money if they’d hired a professional in the first place, and certainly a lot less time.
Myth #2: Anyone Can DIY
The truth is, DIY is an undertaking reserved for those who already know what they’re doing. In short, unless you’re an expert on roof replacement or any exterior renovation job, then you’re better off hiring a pro for your home improvement needs.
Myth #3: DIY Projects Can Be Done in No Time
Maybe it’s the home improvement projects that are crammed into 30-minute TV show formats that lead you to believe that DIY will be a breeze. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unpleasantly surprised when they find their DIY project is taking weeks, not days to wrap up, with their home in a state of disarray in the meantime.
Myth #4: Cleanup Is Simple
Anything involving renovations can get messy, and DIY projects are no exception. Cleanup is often not as simple as chucking all the waste materials into the trash — many building materials are hazardous and must be disposed of at special facilities. This isn’t to say that DIY projects cannot be successful, just that you should have realistic expectations about how much work will be involved.
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