As do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement websites and home makeover shows gain popularity, more homeowners are attempting to renovate their homes themselves. However, these projects often yield sub-par work that decrease the value of a home instead of adding to it. As a result, homeowners end up regretting it. In fact, a survey of 2,000 homeowners found more than half of them regretted doing a DIY project.
Genesis Roofing, a top roofing company in the state, recommends you hire a professional instead of doing renovation work yourself, as DIY renovations won’t look good, function well, or hold up over time.
Won’t Look Good
More than half of the respondents were disappointed with their DIY projects’ sub-par appearance, with most of them regretting painting their home’s interior themselves. Painting the interior and exterior is trickier than it looks; apart from the finesse needed in applying an even layer of coating, you’ll also need to know how the colors of your roof, siding and windows complement each other.
Didn’t Function Well
Almost a quarter of the respondents regret installing kitchen and bathroom fixtures and doors after finding out they didn’t function well.
Didn’t Hold Up Over Time
More than half of the respondents pursued DIY projects because they thought it’d save them money, but oftentimes, DIY project did the opposite. The renovation work was so flimsy that they eventually fell apart, and one in three respondents ended up spending more money to hire a licensed roofing contractor and other professionals to redo their work.
You might also have to spend even more money to fix DIY projects because these can cause further damage to your home. In particular, the survey found those who attempted to install a roof themselves damaged their home.
Given the survey’s findings and the aforementioned risks, DIY projects can cost you more than what a roof replacement services company would have charged you initially. As such, it would be more cost-effective to hire a licensed contractor or roof replacement services company.
If you’re still looking for a contractor, contact Genesis Roofing, LLC. As proof of the excellent service we’ve provided to our customers over the years, we were awarded the 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award. To get a free quote, you can call (515) 200-1973 or fill out this form. We serve clients in Clive, IA.