3 Essential Tools You Need for Exterior Home Renovations

3 Essential Tools You Need for Exterior Home Renovations
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So if you’re considering taking on exterior home renovations, you can very confidently do so with the right tools for the job. Although tools can be costly, acquiring the right tools for your job will save you money and aggravation in the long run.

 Having the right tools will allow you to get the job done correctly the first time, save you the cost of expensive contractors, and allow you to work safely, avoiding potential injury.

Below we take a look at 3 tools that are essential to safely and efficiently complete your exterior home renovations.

Scaffolding

The importance and functionality of a good platform system can not be overstated. If you’re working on exterior home renovations you may face the challenge of having to reach elevated points of your home.

Frankly, extension ladders are not right for every job. Are you replacing shutters or windows? Maybe you’re repairing or painting your home’s siding.

Whatever the project is, if you need to reach high and otherwise inaccessible spots, you’ll need to acquire reliable scaffolding.

Adjustable and stable platforms from which you can safely access hard-to-reach spots will afford you the ability and confidence to complete your elevated exterior home renovations.

Be mindful of the height variants and weight of the overall system when doing your research. These factors will dictate how high you’ll be able to reach and how easily maneuverable the system will be if you’re working alone.

Be sure to rent or purchase a system that will optimize your performance; platforms that are adjustable and can move as you need to move, but then lock securely in place are ideal for exterior home renovations.

Reciprocating Saw

A reciprocating saw is a hyper-useful tool to add to your workshop especially if you’ve got upcoming exterior home renovations. Although there are many saw types on the market, not all saws do the same job. Having the right saw for your job, will allow you to work effortlessly on your next project.

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A reciprocating saw is a workhorse of a tool. It’s built to do heavy and arduous jobs. For instance, among other projects, a reciprocal saw is a wonderful tool for demolition; it can easily cut loose fixtures that would require overexertion to do with a hand tool like a crowbar. Furthermore, when paired with the appropriate blade, a reciprocating saw can make all of your heavy-duty cuts.

All in all, these saws are great for cutting through metal and nails, ripping heavy tree roots, and cutting other heavy woods. So if you’re a DIY person stepping up your game with some big exterior renovations, a reciprocating saw is a highly functional tool to add to your collection.

Standard Level

Using a standard level in completing all manner of home renovation projects, both interior, and exterior, is of utmost importance. There’s nothing worse than affixing a new frame or fixture only to realize later that it’s not affixed levelly.

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 Whether you’re framing a new structure, hanging a new front door, cementing a new porch, or hanging new shutters, employing a standard level before installation ensures that the finished project will be level to the earth and look aesthetically straight and even.

Although it’s a simple to use and affordable tool, sadly the standard level is often overlooked as a necessary tool. Be sure that your finished projects will look professional and pristine by using a level.

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Conclusion

Whether you’re a novice do-it-yourselfer or a fixer-upper with years of experience, you surely know that no matter the project, the correct tools are imperative. If you’re planning an exterior home renovation, be sure to arm yourself with the right tools for success.

By equipping yourself with the three must-haves we suggest herein, you will certainly be ready to confidently and preparedly begin any exterior home renovation you can imagine.

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