It’s all very well to undertake a DIY project in your home to challenge yourself, but when it comes to installing windows and doors, we suggest you leave that to the experts at Facelift Window & Door Replacements.
However if you are looking to start a DIY project here are five problems that all DIY-ers should take into consideration before starting:
Time – Unfortunately time has a tendency to get away whilst immersed in a DIY project. This can severely hinder the project’s outcome so it’s important to plan well and set realistic goals and timelines before you begin.
Ability – It’s easy to confuse Ambition with Ability … underestimating the physical demands of a DIY project is easily done and can result in a world of pain. Phone a friend! Lift with your knees, not your back!
Miscalculation – A measuring tape is one of the most basic yet important gadgets in any tool box, but being just a centimeter out can wind up costing big bucks. A simple mistake may blow your renovation budget out of the water. Measure twice cut once!
Weather – Whether the weather is a factor depends on the type of DIY project you’re undertaking. If working outside never misjudge the power of a howling South-Westerly wind change, whether lifting heavy things or scaling a ladder…
Expertise – A lack of knowledge and experience may cost you dearly in the long run. When planning to remove an old window or door first check what’s holding your roof up … some of the older 1950’s – 60’s homes use loadbearing windows to support the roof structure.