DIY versus Contractor: Consider It Carefully

Deck Building Contractor – Oakland CA

deck building contractorYou have scrimped and saved for an addition, a new deck, or replacement siding for your home. It’s time to make the crucial decision: DIY versus contractor. Perhaps you are a handyman and have a great big tool chest ready for this project! Are you sure you are up to the job or do you need to call a deck building contractor? Here are a few things to consider before you start hammering:

  • You will likely require a permit. In fact, some localities require that you work with a contractor in order to get a permit.
  • Construction is a huge time commitment. Are you prepared to give up evenings with the kids and weekend ball games? Are you willing to have building materials strewn throughout the house for weeks?
  • Do you have the skills necessary to complete the project? Sure, you took two years of shop in high school, but are you truly prepared for a major construction project?
  • Construction work is dangerous! All those drills, circular saws, and other pieces of heavy machinery look intriguing, but they can result in emergency room visits if you don’t know what you are doing.

Instead of blazing the trail and suffering the consequences, choose a contractor and be a part of the building process. Help the contractor with building plans and material selections. Take a day or two off work and show off your handyman abilities.

Contractors have ample experience, and most contractors guarantee their work with a warranty. Don’t take chances with your health or your home! Hire a professional.

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