Just because you may be able to do a job yourself does not always mean you should. There are many advantages of hiring a professional for any job you need to do around your home. Make a list of the pros and cons of a DIY project, and then compare them to hiring a professional. Here are some things to consider:
Licensed and Bonded
A professional contractor or repair company will be licensed in your community to the do the work they are contracting with you to complete. They will also have insurance to cover the workers and should be bonded as well (to protect you from being liable to subcontractors). Money is set aside by the professional in the bond to cover payouts in the event of a dispute. A licensed and bonded company will help protect you and your interests.
It may be possible to take out a wall using just a chainsaw and a hammer, but that does not mean the job will be completed in a way that will leave you happy with the results. Professionals that work on repairs, reconstruction, and renovations on a daily basis will have the tools that will make the work clean, efficient, and more precise. The right tools do make a difference.
Experience and Expertise
Training and on the job experience gives the professional an edge when it comes to projects around the home. They will have done similar jobs for others and will understand the steps that are necessary to complete your job.
Assistance and Staff
Many problems can arise when you try to do a complex project on your own. You may not be able to get the help you need to do the project right. Professional contractors and home improvement companies will have staff that work together and specialize in different areas so they have the support they need to complete the job.
Speed and Accuracy
The more you do a task, the faster and more skilled at it you become. Professionals have been trained to do home repairs over the lifetime of their business. They will be in a position to complete the job on your home with accuracy that only comes from practice and training. They will also be able to complete the job faster than someone who is learning how to do the job as they go along.
Look at a project and begin making a list of all the benefits of completing the project yourself. Make a separate list of all the benefits for hiring a professional. As you begin to compare the two lists, you will likely discover even more reasons to hire a profession instead of doing it yourself.