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Home Improvement: DIY vs. Hiring a Contractor

October 03, 2016

Completing a home-improvement project can be a wonderful way to create an upgraded, sophisticated feel for your home, as well as increase its value. From adding crown moulding in your living room, to replacing your roof shingles and more, there’s a variety of ways to make your home that much more visually appealing and financially more profitable.

But if you aren’t entirely sure if the job can be done yourself or if you should hire a professional, use these helpful information to help you decide.

 

 

 

DIY

HIRING a CONTRACTOR

Pros:

  • No labor costs
  • Money saved from no labor costs can go toward a higher-quality product
  • Job can be completed according to your exact preferences
  • Job can be completed according to your schedule and at your convenience
  • Acquired skills from one project can lend themselves to future projects

Pros:

  • Professional-quality installation
  • Obtaining permits becomes the contractor’s responsibility
  • No risk of damaging other parts of your home due to lack of experience
  • Most offer a warranty for future issues
  • More manpower/experience means that the project will likely be completed quicker

Cons:

  • Risk of low-quality installation due to lack of experience
  • Risk of damaging other parts of your home due to lack of experience
  • Obtaining permits becomes your responsibility
  • No warranty for future issues
  • Less manpower/experience means that the project will likely be completed more slowly

Cons:

  • Significant labor costs
  • Job may not be completed according to your exact preferences
  • Job needs to be completed according to the contractor’s schedule and available hours
  • Money used on labor costs could mean a lesser-quality product for your home
  • Depending on a contractor means that you cannot acquire any skills to use on future projects

 

If you’re unsure of whether or not to complete a home-improvement project, use this comparison of pros and cons to help you determine what’s best for you. For more helpful information like this, download our complimentary lookbook now or contact FL Home Supply directly at 1-888-880-5270.

 

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Categories: DIY home building, Hiring a Contractor