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Have you ever caught yourself facing an expensive home project and thinking,”I’m sure I could take care of that myself?” Many people struggle to balance budget, skill, experience, and time as they face the common challenges of homeownership. It’s normal to be unsure of whether a project makes sense – or is even safe – to tackle yourself.

In this blog, we will discuss the signs it is time to call a professional.

Wasting Time and Money

Being quoted a large amount by a contractor can be startling and intimidating for many homeowners. Whether the project was planned or unplanned, the price can take a toll on your enthusiasm. While the invoice might be large, you’ll want to take a step back and assess why you are being quoted that amount.

Experts have many crucial things that make them worth their price: education, experience, time, and resources. In most cases, homeowners have much less of these things available to them. For example, you may have never shingled a roof before, which means you have no experience and – most likely – no education or resources. Since shingling roofs is also not your job, you have much less time to dedicate to this project. You’ll have to work on days off, do a lot of research, rent or find the right tools, order materials, and more. By the time you tally up how much this will cost you in time and money, you’ll begin to realize it was more effective to hire a professional.

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The Project Is Too Complex

Most homeowners can pull off a simple DIY project that takes a day or weekend and only a few materials. On the other hand, there are many home exterior projects that require much more advanced skill sets. Projects like roofing, siding, window installation, and deck-building not only need equipment that most homeowners do not own but also the knowledge of the correct techniques to properly complete.

If you’re facing a project you’re unsure about, it never hurts to do some preliminary research. Search online to see how complex the project will be and call a professional for a consultation and free quote.

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You Don’t Feel Safe

Using heavy equipment, hauling heavy materials, and handling dangerous items like live wires are all instances that should involve a professional. Even climbing a ladder to your roof can be extremely risky. Never leave your comfort zone when it comes to your abilities in handling home projects. There is no shame in needing assistance in order to keep you and your family safe.

Professionals receive training and have access to all the necessary safety equipment that keeps them safe in carrying out a project correctly. For example, if you are not a professional plumber, electrician, or roofer, it is a good idea to call a professional to help with those projects.

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By consulting an expert, you can ensure that your exterior home renovation is executed with precision, expertise, and quality craftsmanship. So, whether you’re considering a small repair or a major overhaul, make informed decisions regarding when to consult an exterior home renovation professional. 
Let’s embark on this journey together and transform your home into a masterpiece without risking your wallet and life. Contact Advance Inc to schedule your in-home consultation.

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