Most homeowners want to DIY home repairs, additions and improvements. Not all DIY efforts, (however great or important the reason), turn out beautifully, though. Why not just call the experts to work on the job?
In this article, Santa Fe’s best roofing constructor, Enchantment Roofing, is going to look at some of the reasons why most people go DIY and why it’s better to call the experts.
According to a survey of 2,000 homeowners who have seen failed DIY home improvement projects, most homeowners tried doing an average of eight DIY projects. More than sixty (63%) percent regretted ever doing at least one of those jobs.
What’s more, at least one in three of them called a residential roofing company to redo their work. This means that at least one-third of the DIY-ing community ended up spending more time, money and effort on something that could’ve been finished without the added stress and expenses.
Why did they do DIY in the first place? Here are their reasons:
More than half (56%) said they wanted to save money.
Twenty percent said they wanted to challenge themselves.
Fourteen percent said they wanted to have fun.
Ten percent said they wanted to make sure it’s done right.
Common DIY Exterior Projects and Their Outcome
Most homeowners DIY adding trees/shrubs (20%), design their landscape (13%), paint their exteriors (12%), install doors (12%), install a patio or walkway (5%), or install their own roof (4%). About 27% regretted working on their exteriors (most of them regretted installing their own roof), 27% regretted working on their yard (many of them regretted designing their own landscape), and 22% regretted installing doors.
In general, they all took longer than expected, found it harder than they originally thought and it cost more than they initially wanted to spend.
Why go to great lengths doing that roof improvement project on your own, only to regret spending your time, money and effort and not seeing the result you wanted? Instead of installing your roof on your own, call Enchantment Roofing for your roofing needs.
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