Shocking Renovations: 4 Remodel Jobs You Should Leave to the Professionals



At some point, practically every homeowner is going to consider carrying out at least a few renovations. While you should be able to handle most basic projects on your own, there may come a point when you need to work with a professional contractor. Here is a quick glimpse of four remodel jobs that you should always leave to the pros.

Upgrading Your Roof
The National Safety Council claims that hundreds of professional contractors die every year after falling off roofs and ladders. Even for trained professionals who have extensive safety gear, roofing projects can be extremely dangerous. If you have recently noticed any missing shingles or signs of water damage in your attic, then you should contact a local roofing contractor who can carry out the repairs.

Updating the Electrical System
Those who work with live wires not only run the risk of getting electrocuted, but any problems with the installation could result in a residential fire. Other than changing out light bulbs and replacing fuses, you should always hire an electrician for any remodeling projects that involve replacing old wires, running new wires, or replacing outlets. Professional electrical contractors have extensive liability insurance, and that means you won’t be responsible for any damage that takes place in the event of an accident or injury.

Building an Outdoor Kitchen
Installing an outdoor kitchen might seem like a relatively straightforward job, but these projects often require quite a bit of knowledge and dozens of unique tools. Steps such as running water and gas lines out to the cooking area can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. At the very least, you should consider contacting professionals who can install the underground wires and pipes. Once the primary mechanical systems have been installed, you can then build your tables and countertops.

Opening Up Rooms
Removing walls to open up your living space will make your home look much larger than it really is. In some locations, removing walls between kitchens, family rooms, and dining rooms can also increase the value of a home. Unfortunately, this type of remodeling project is quite dangerous when it is carried out incorrectly. Depending on where you live, local regulations might require you to hire a licensed contractor for any projects that alter the actual structure of your home.

Before carrying out any remodeling or renovation projects, you should spend some time researching local regulations and codes. Making a single mistake during your renovations could end up costing you thousands in fines and fees.

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. Kara works with professionals like Beckstoffer-Welsh Inc. to raise awareness of risks and safety in the home.

Kara Masterson About Kara Masterson

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah, writing on behalf of Foxfire Realty, Inc.. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.

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