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DIY Projects Not To Attempt Yourself

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 by David Jones

If you’re something of a dab hand with a paintbrush or screwdriver there are a host of DIY projects you can do around your home.

However there are some tasks that you might think you can tackle yourself, but that are highly likely to require a professional. Some jobs around the home seem simple on the face of it, but once you start can often be more complicated than you thought.

The Reader’s Digest has highlighted some of the top tasks to avoid if you don’t want a hefty repair bill, and on the list are roof repairs.

So if you’re currently trying to decide whether you should find roofers in Levenshulme or have a go yourself, you might be better going for the former option.

Joe Percario from General Contractors LLC told the publication that amateur roof repairs often cause more problems further down the line.

“To repair a leak you have to identify the trouble spot and replace the shingles and other components without causing any more damage, utilising costly tools and hopefully matching materials,” he explained.

If you don’t do the repair properly, you could cause a leak elsewhere and more often than not this approach doesn’t look great as it means you have a mismatched patch on your roof.

This isn’t the only home improvement project you should leave to the experts though, with the publication suggesting that installing new lighting, fitting a new dishwasher and fixing problems with low water pressure are all tasks that you want to call someone else in to fix.

When it comes to your roof, you should think particularly carefully if you live in a listed building. There are a number of difficulties with repairing the roof on this kind of structure, and you’ll want a professional roofer to do it for you to ensure you don’t accidentally damage your home.