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home maintenance  /  April 24, 2019

4 Common Ways DIY Home Improvement Projects Go Wrong

DIY home improvement projects can help you save money while learning something new. It’s fun, challenging and worth the effort if done right. Unfortunately, there are quite a few instances where DIY home improvement projects go wrong, especially if you’re not very experienced in the field.

In this post, Handyman Connection® of Grapevine discusses the four common ways DIY home improvement projects can go wrong.

  1. Property Damage – DIY home improvement projects are worth it if done right, but this isn’t always the case. In some cases, when things go wrong, it can cause damage to your home. Studies show that 8% of homeowners who conduct DIY home improvement projects cause damage to their home in the process, costing them more than they expected. In the end, they wind up calling a professional to fix the damages and continue the project for them.

  1. Injuries – Some tasks, especially roofing projects, can cause injury to the homeowner. They can accidentally hit their hand with a hammer or even fall off the roof when fixing their roof. Whenever this happens, there’s a high chance the homeowner will not only spend a lot on hospital bills, but they’ll still have to hire a contractor.

  1. Cost More Than Expected – Studies show that some homeowners can go over budget during their DIY project. The results show that homeowners spend nearly two times more than projected. There are various reasons for this, such as a mistake that was costly to repair or picking the wrong material for the project.

  1. Took Longer Than Expected – Time is a precious commodity, and, unfortunately, one of the mistakes homeowners tend to make is underestimating the time it would take to complete the job. What they expect to be done within the day turns out to need weeks to complete.

To get a head start on your home remodeling projects this spring, turn to Handyman Connection of Grapevine for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of plumbing and drywall installation services. Give us a call at (817) 533-4333, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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