Tempted to DIY? 5 Reasons to Hire a Licensed Contractors for Your Renovation

Tempted to DIY? 5 Reasons to Hire a Licensed Contractors for Your Renovation
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    Renovating your home is an expensive undertaking.

    It can be tempting to try to save money by doing some, most, or even all of the work yourself.


While there are often smaller jobs around the house that you can tackle yourself without much trouble, there are several reasons that you should hire a licensed contractor to handle the renovation for you.

You’re Not an Expert

Unless you’re a plumber, electrician, or other contractor yourself, you’re not an expert in dealing with the issues that can arise from replacing wiring or a water heater. What starts out as a simple water heater replacement can turn into a bigger issue that can cost you if you don’t have the knowledge

They Can Pull the Necessary Permits

Depending on where you live, even seemingly small, simple jobs can require a permit. As a homeowner, you may not be aware of when a permit is needed, and if you do know, you could run into trouble. Licensed contractors know when they need one, where and how to get it, and in some areas, are the only way to get one.

They’re Insured and Usually Offer a Warranty

Trying to DIY it could lead to expensive mistakes that require you to call on the services of a contractor anyway. Add the cost of your mistake to the cost of the contractor and your attempt cost you money.

A contractor, on the other hand, will have insurance if he makes a mistake, and he’ll usually offer a warranty guaranteeing his work if anything goes wrong—it’ll cost you nothing to fix it.

Time Is Money

When a room is unuseable due to remodeling work, time is critical. When you do it yourself, you can only work on it in your spare time, which could mean it takes weeks longer than a contractor. A contractor will be working on it every day to get it done as quickly as possible. You’ll have full use of your home again far faster.

Safety First

You’re an intelligent person, but even the smartest non-expert can be unaware of some of the safety measures that might be required to complete some jobs. A contractor, however, is required by law to be up-to-date on how to accomplish any job safely. He’ll know not only how to protect himself and his workers, but you, and your home.

Renovations are never cheap. The temptation to handle it yourself is strong, but resisting the urge is best in the long run. You’ll save money, time and hassle.

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