We hope you’re satisfied with your results from the three D.I.Y. projects you recently tackled. If along the way you discovered that your siding is in need of more than a simple cleaning, your roof is missing a few shingles, or that your freshly painted front door only draws attention to the outdated and/or faded color of the rest of your home — we have you covered. While we encourage homeowners to take charge when it comes to creating a home you’re proud of, there are a few projects that we suggest you leave to the professionals. This could be due to factors such as safety, the equipment required or simply the amount of time you would have to dedicate to the completion of the project.
If you suspect that your roof is damaged and in need of repair or aging and in need of a complete replacement, the first step is to give us a call. We provide free estimates so that you don’t need to climb up on your roof and risk injury. Roof repair is a difficult project, especially in the heat of summer and not a task for the casual contractor. Even if you do feel confident enough to replace a few missing shingles, there is the possibility of missing signs of a larger issue. It’s best to stay off the ladder and call a reputable roofing contractor to survey the damage and take care of the issue.
Cleaning your current siding versus removing & replacing it require a completely different skill set, and set of tools. Plus, you’ll then be left responsible for disposing of the unwanted materials. Siding installation should be done by a professional in order to avoid leaks or gaps that could potentially allow water in, creating issues further down the road. When you hire a siding contractor, you are also receiving a warranty on his work. By opting to do it yourself, you are then responsible for any issues that arise in the future since they could have been a result of improper installation. Lastly, hiring a siding contractor is also an opportunity for the professional to survey the current condition of your exterior and make any necessary repairs before applying the new siding.
Painting the exterior
Painting in and of itself is not necessarily a task reserved for the highly qualified, but it is definitely a time-consuming project. From choosing the proper color, the type of paint for your home and estimating the amount to purchase, many people hire a professional because they are not prepared to dedicate the proper amount of time it takes from start to finish. The project may seem easy enough, but it’s the details (around window frames and corners) that give away a D.I.Y. versus a professional paint job.
If your home’s exterior needs a little TLC, contact us here for a complimentary quote.