Custom designs don’t come cheap. And if you’re like most people you may not always be able to afford the luxury of hiring an interior designer or a contractor to enhance your home with
4 Home Projects You Should Leave to the Pros
Dated: December 12 2019
DIY home projects can be rewarding, but some fall within the category: Do Not Try This At Home.
Repairs to Your Roof
Roof repairs don’t make great DIY projects. Fixes typically require you to be on the roof itself, on ladders, or on scaffolding, which can all be very dangerous. Such work is better left to the pros.
Don’t be tempted to tinker with electricity in your home, or to substitute electricians with online videos. The safety of you and your family, and the integrity of your home, could be compromised.
Projects That Require Permits
Work performed without a permit could result in problems down the road when you go to sell your home. Projects that alter your home’s footprint, certain wiring jobs, and many other types of undertakings require permits. If you’re unsure whether or not you need a permit, or how to obtain one, you should consult a professional.
In homes built before 1975, asbestos was commonly used as thermal insulation on basement boilers and pipes. It could also be found in HVAC duct insulation, home siding, fiber cement siding, plaster, vinyl floor tiles, some linoleums, blown-in attic insulation, window caulking and glazing, and certain roofing materials and paints. Asbestos can cause lung damage and possibly lung cancer after prolonged inhalation of the small, abrasive fibers it releases when it is damaged or disturbed.
If you think you might have asbestos in your home and the material is damaged, or you plan to renovate—which may damage or disturbed the material—you should have the area inspected by an industrial hygiene firm who will take samples. If the samples test positive for asbestos the inspector will provide a written report with recommendations for correction or prevention. At that point you should contact an asbestos abatement contractor who will establish a clean-up plan based on the report. Asbestos removal should always be performed by professionals.
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