DIYers revel in being able to complete jobs around their home to their own taste and style. Having unique items and designs makes a home stand out from the crowd. Furthermore, 47% of people get pleasure out of completing work in their own property. However, more than half of DIYers rely on contractors to help them complete jobs around the home which are too big to tackle on their own.
But do you know why you should call upon the professionals to help with jobs, such as replacing your property’s roof?
You could invalidate your home insurance
If you’ve got an electric shower to install in your bathroom, or new lights to put up in your sitting room, you might decide to call upon a friend to help you complete the project. But most home insurance policies won’t cover an electrical fault occurring as a result of work being carried out by an unqualified individual. Additionally, you should also review your existing documentation and ensure that you have no fault-medical insurance protection on your policy. In the case of any disasters occurring within your home, this will safeguard your friend or any other third party involved in your DIY project.
The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home to renovate. Forbes reports that 95% of homeowners plan to replace their kitchen countertops, while 81% will replace their cabinets during a renovation project. But, these products weigh a considerable amount and are bulky. As a result, it’s common for injuries to occur when fitting these items if you’re not trained to do it right. So, rather than risk a power tool injury, broken thumb, or bruised foot, it’s best to have a professional with the skills and experience to bring your kitchen up to scratch. However, you can still get a piece of the action, by painting the walls, hanging the doors and fitting the handles on the cabinets and drawers yourself.
A costly job
Taking down an interior wall may seem like a simple job involving little more than a sledgehammer and some protective gear. However, before you get the tools out you should get confirmation from a professional that the wall isn’t load-bearing. Failing to do so can create a much more costly job as the ceiling could cave in, the roof could collapse, and unleveled floors could occur. Therefore, it’s much more cost-effective and risk-averse to call in a qualified builder to complete the job for you. Furthermore, they’ll work with you to ensure that you’ve got the relevant permits in place.
There are many DIY jobs that you can complete around your home. But there are some jobs, such as electrics, lifting and fitting heavy items, and wall removal where the risk is too great to do anything other than call in the professionals.