It’s not uncommon for homeowners to take the DIY approach to home painting. But while this option can save you money if you know what you’re doing, it can also cost you significantly if you make a mistake. Equipment, safety and other stress factors can affect the outcome, which is why hiring a pro is likely the better choice.
In this post, roofing and painting specialist Universal Roofing & Exteriors lists a few important questions that you should consider when determining whether to hire a contractor to paint your home vs. DIY.
How Tall Is Your Home?
Taller homes can be very challenging for DIY-ers simply because of the height of the structure. There is a greater risk of an accident when painting a tall home, so it’s best to leave this to a professional.
Does Your Home Have Intricate Designs?
If your home’s exterior has delicate detailing or requires paint in hard-to-reach areas, you will need skill and patience to get the job done correctly. Decide if you feel prepared to handle this type of detail work. If not, your best bet is to entrust the job to an experienced professional.
Do You Have All the Tools and Materials?
Much like roof repair, painting your home requires a certain amount of prep work. It usually helps to have your home inspected by an expert prior to painting since you need to make sure that there are no mold, mildew, rot or severe peeling in any areas. Failure to fix these issues can impact the results and long-term benefits of the paint.
Furthermore, you need to have a complete set of tools and equipment to do the job properly. Of course, you can rent or buy these things, but that can be quite costly. Make sure to compare these costs to the price of hiring a professional that’s already equipped for the job.
Universal Roofing & Exteriors has been in the industry for over 30 years. Apart from drywall and painting services, we also carry out drone roof inspections, window installations and siding replacement. Call us at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Indianapolis, Fishers and Zionsville, IN.