Though many of us believe that we have the skill and experience to tackle nearly all home improvement projects ourselves, or with the help of YouTube video’s, the fact of the matter is that some tasks require more than a layman’s knowledge and are best left to the professionals.
In a Boston.com home improvement tips article, contractor Kenny Grono suggests that professionals be used for the following types of projects.
The structural aspects of your home, including headers, beams, footers, and any area of the home that could affect stability
Electrical systems should be addressed by professional
Masonry, especially if it pertains to the structure of the home
Grono also suggests having professionals hang wall paper, paint, repair your roof, do your plumbing, insulate, and perform carpentry work.
Though his advice is solid, we can see that some of you will be rolling your eyes, believing that you can do most of these things yourself. In all probability you can do most. However, if you are unsure of your skills, or know that the project will take you twice as long as a contractor, or if you don’t have all the tools you need, then why not bring in the professionals to do the job.
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