Some people choose to complete home upgrades by themselves thinking that it could save them money or be a nice challenge. Others do it just for fun or to make sure the job is done right.
However, they aren’t aware of how hard it is to finish the project without professional training or help. In this post, your local home remodeling expert, Mid America Exteriors, discusses the DIY exterior home improvements that homeowners regret.
DIY Exterior Home Improvements People Regret
Improve.net surveyed 2000 Americans who did DIY home improvement projects that ended up the wrong way. Here are some of the exterior upgrades that didn’t go as they had expected:
1. Exterior Painting
2. Door Installation
3. Window Installation
4. Roof Installation
5. Gutter Installation
6. Deck Installation
7. Fencing Installation
8. Foundation Repairs
9. Adding trees or shrubs
10. Trimming Installation
To avoid regretting a DIY decision, hire a reliable contractor like Mid America Exteriors so your project is finished on time and on budget. We offer high-quality window replacement services.
What Went Wrong?
More than half of the participants weren’t able to anticipate how physically and technically difficult the project would be. Projects that were especially challenging to homeowners were roof and patio installation.
They also didn’t realize how time-consuming home improvements can be. According to the study, DIY projects took an additional 22 hours to accomplish. Foundation repairs and exterior painting were some of the projects that took longer to finish than expected.
When DIY projects go over-budget, homeowners shell out around twice their estimate. Participants also admitted that they caused damage to their home while installing a roof. Some were even injured while installing windows.
Hiring professionals to do the job can save you time, effort, and even money. Choose Mid America Exteriors for your siding or window replacement project. We also offer durable doors, gutters, decks and windows. Call us at (316) 416-2045 or complete our online form for a free quote. We improve homes in Wichita and El Dorado, KS.