Maintaining your home or residential rental property can be costly—both monetarily and time-wise. Maintenance, however, is still cheaper than repair costs, especially when it comes to serious water or sewage damage that could be prevented. When it comes to minor projects, though, it may be tempting to do them yourself to save a bit of money. Be sure you know what you’re doing when it comes to home DIY projects. Otherwise, you’ll just end up spending more money down the line.
Here are five DIY home projects you’re better off leaving to the professionals:
What? Anybody can paint a wall, right? Refreshing your paint should be as easy as heading down to your nearest Home Depot or local paint shop, buying a can, and getting to work! Not so. Home paint in different from the watercolors and acrylics you may have played with in art class. There’s different formulations depending on where in your home you’re looking to paint; interior paints shouldn’t be used indoors, and vice versa.
Plus, there’s the issue of safety: do you have the proper equipment and assistance to paint your home? Do you know how to determine if you have enough ventilation in the room to disperse paint fumes? How about prepping your surface? Does it need to sanded? Primed?
What you initially think will take a few hours can easily turn into weeks or months of half-finished and unappealing paint jobs while you try to get it right. In the end, your painting may end up patchy and dull, with paint ending up on the floor and appliances instead of just where you want it. Leave the headache to professional painters in Boca Raton! The Captain Painter can take care of your paint job while you and your family enjoy a day out having fun at the park or on the beach. We guarantee your satisfaction with our work— take a look for yourself!
If painting the inside of your home is a bad idea, painting the exterior yourself is an even worse one. Not only is this the first impression people get of your home, but it’s also dangerous. Ladders can easily tip if not properly anchored by a spotter and falling paint cans and paint buckets can cause serious injury. You may be able to rent a paint sprayer, but if you don’t know how to use it correctly, that can be a costly mistake that leaves your home’s exterior looking worse than before. Thankfully, The Captain Painters also offer expert exterior painting services in Boca Raton and across South Florida.
What’s so hard about pressure cleaning? You just point and spray, right? Wrong! It’s called pressure washing for a reason: the water pressure can be strong enough to break windows, chip off paint, or cause injury. While you can easily rent a pressure washing machine, for your safety and the protection of your property, hiring a professional is your best bet. The Captain Painter also offers pressure cleaning services, so you can rest assured that your driveway, walls, or deck will be expertly cleaned and left looking great.
Perhaps the most dangerous thing to attempt to do yourself, roofing repairs should only be done by professionals. Not only does attempting to repair your roof yourself carry risk for injury or death, if done incorrectly, you can cause serious damage to your roof leading to costly repairs. Improper roof repairs can lead to water damage and mold development if cracks, holes, or faulty sealing allows water to get in and soak into wooden beams or drywall. This may eventually lead to soft spots in the roof that can eventually collapse, especially during the heavy rains of hurricane season. If you want to repair your roof ahead of any potential storms this year, contact The Captain Painter. Our roofing experts will come out, assess the situation, and provide you with the best solution quickly and at your earliest convenience.
For more information about how The Captain Painter can help you around the house, contact us today!