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Should I Hire a Contractor?

Posted 22 February 2019 3:09 PM by Jase DeBoer

Pressure-treated deckLet’s face it: Homeownership comes with an array of projects. Some of these projects can be small, and some can become quite large. Depending on what you have on your to-do list, determining if you should take on a project or reach out to a contractor is an important decision. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before getting started:

  • Is it more cost-effective if I do the job?
  • Do I have the right equipment for this project? If no, then I need to consider those costs.
  • How complex is this project?
  • Do I have the skills or do I have the time to learn the skills necessary for this project?
  • What is my timeline for the project? Can I get this done in time?
  • Are any special building permits or licenses required? Do I live in a neighborhood where I need to receive approval for this project?
  • Is it safe for me to do this job?
Hire a Contractor

Major home renovations, such as structural repairs that are larger and require more advanced skills, should be done by a contractor.

Benefits of choosing a professional:

  • They will go through a list of questions to ensure they are delivering what you’re looking for.
  • They have the knowledge and skill level to troubleshoot issues.
  • They have all the necessary tools to complete the job.

All in all, there will be some home projects you can easily execute yourself, but keep in mind there will be projects where consulting a professional contractor is the better and safer option. Go through your list and weigh your options to determine the best decision for you and your home.




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