There’s a certain attraction to taking the DIY route when it comes to home improvements, given the wealth of how-tos that you can find online. But there are certain projects that, as many homeowners found to their regret, are best left to professionals. Siding installation contractor Woodbridge Home Exteriors takes a look at such projects.
Roofing systems are complicated structures, that to install a complete one from the roof deck up, let alone build a complete roofing structure, requires practical experience and detailed knowledge of how a roof works. A roofing system is more than just planes of roofing material and flashing. Factors such as ventilation, as well as the relationship between slope and material, should be considered.
DIY roof installation also involves a great deal of risk. Siding companies like us have installers who underwent safety training, are equipped with safety equipment at all times, and have workers’ compensation coverage if anything goes awry. There’s also the matter of warranty coverage. You’d have factory warranty coverage at best, but should problems arise from installation errors, you’d be on your own.
You may already have seen hundreds, if not thousands of videos that touch on how you can install a DIY deck. What these instructions fail to highlight is that building a deck requires a great deal of planning. You’d be essentially building a level platform on likely uneven ground. The bigger the deck, the more likely you’ll have problems related to structural issues. Professionals, on the other hand, have the skills and the right equipment to make sure proper deck installations.
Home additions such as sunrooms and garage conversions can be more complicated than typical exterior remodeling. Some of the most common reasons why DIY home additions fail are non-compliance with building codes, as well as basic structural issues. All of these would not have been problems in the first place, had they been done by professional remodelers.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors is your leading provider of siding repair and other exterior home improvements. Give us a call at (972) 217-7585 (Texas), (405) 252-1548 (Oklahoma), and (316) 226-8011 (Kansas). You can also fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Levelland and Dallas, TX.