In today’s world, everybody’s priority is to save money, especially when it comes to small projects at home. But even the most ‘handy’ individual sometimes find themselves in this dilemma: Should I hire a professional or do it myself?
Americans have an instinct of trying to fix things themselves. Some enjoy the challenge of taking on a task, or a project that they normally wouldn’t do. Homeowners are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done, with some projects taking weeks, months or even years.
Trying to ‘Do-It-Yourself (DIY) has become more popular in recent years because of how easy it is to find information. People are able to learn new skills from home improvement television shows, in-store seminars and the internet. With this new acquired knowledge, some households are not hiring a professional and are opting to try and take on the task themselves.
There is nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries, but we all have limits. You do not want to be overconfident in your skill set and fall short. A lot of times there are unexpected problems that come up and stall the progress of completing the project. A professional will be more prepared for those unexpected problems compared to doing it yourself.
Determine The Best Route
A small repair can very quickly grow into a huge repair if you are not properly equipped. Or even worse, you can obtain an injury if you do not have the proper knowledge and experience on what you are trying to fix or build. Think about the following the next time you have to decide if you should Hire A Professional or Do-It-Yourself:
Evaluate Your Skills
Before starting your home improvements, ask yourself the following: Do I like getting my clothes dirty? Do I mind getting sweaty? Do I enjoy physical labor? If you answered ‘No’ to any of these questions, then you might want to hire a professional.
Be sure you learn all of what is required for completing the project. Talk to employees at Home Depot or Lowe’s for information, review books and other reliable resources so you can have a full understanding the process and the materials needed to complete the project. As you become more knowledgeable of the project its details, take note on tasks you are not capable of completing.
Think About The Cost
Sometimes, it is not always cost efficient to Do-It-Yourself. In theory, you should be able to save money taking on a project by yourself, but if you mess up, not only will you pay for the costs of doing the project yourself, you will also have to pay to fix your mistake. Also keep in mind that contractors have access to purchase materials at a lower cost than the average home buyer and they already have the tools required to complete the job. Most homeowners will have to buy or rent tools to complete the job.
Make sure you shop around to get different prices on the services and products you need. The more quotes you get, the better prepared you will be. It is not necessary to hire the company or contractor with the largest ads and the nicest work trucks in the Phoenix metropolitan area, but you do want to hire a professional company who is reliable and has positive reviews online from previous customers.
Choose The Best Option
Money is not the only thing you should be thinking about when trying to decide if you should Do-It-Yourself. Your should also take into consideration the physical labor that is involved, the time it will take to complete the task and how much time you have available. If you were to hire a company, when will you be able to meet them on the job site?
Learning to complete projects and repairs yourself gives you a sense of self accomplishment as well as bragging rights and the satisfaction that comes with sharing with others what you fixed. But it is important to know when a task does not match with your skill set. Knowing when to call a professional can be the difference between creating a masterpiece and a disaster.
Garage Door Service in Phoenix, AZ
When it comes to garage door repair and garage door installation, trying to do it yourself may not be the best option. Not only does it require special tools and materials, it is necessary to have a service vehicle, such as a commercial truck or a commercial van with trailers to haul these special tools and materials that will not fit in a car.
When trying to repair or install a garage door on your own, you might need a extra person or two to help you with the job. Two or more inexperienced individuals trying to provide service on a garage door is a recipe for disaster. There are many hazards that come with repairing a garage door. The coil springs, garage door panels and repairing electrical wires can cause injury if not handled the correct way.
Call The Garage Door Experts
Parker Doors & More offers superior garage door service in Phoenix, AZ and the surrounding areas. We are your ‘one-stop-shop’ for all of your garage door needs. We offer commercial and residential services and are open 24/7! We offer services to repair springs, cables, tracks and garage door openers in the East and West Valley cities in Phoenix. We offer repair and installation services on the following types of doors:
Call (602) 870-9848 or contact us online for more information on pricing and scheduling. For over 25 years, we’ve been offering trusted garage door service all across Phoenix, Lake Havasu & parker, AZ. We offer free estimates and great discounts for new and existing customers. Our staff is fully trained, qualified and are ready to answer any of your questions. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call for more information now!