Why Hire a Handyman for Your Home Repair Job?

Craftsmanship is a crucial factor in the success of whatever home repair and maintenance job. With the right skill and enough experience, you can do the job efficiently. But without them, you are better off handing the job to a qualified handyman.
Do your home and yourself a huge favor by entrusting these repairs to professionals. Not only will you be saving yourself more time and effort but also a good deal of money. Yes, money. The same reason why many homeowners fall into the pitfall of trying to do repairs themselves but eventually messes things up, costing them more dollars in the end.
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You asked the question, I'll give MY answers.
1. Not all so-called "Handyman" know what they are doing. Actually, most don't know what they are doing. 2. If it's already broke, rarely do you break it more. 3. Most of the problems are minor. 4. The satisfaction of DIY is very rewarding. 5. Stretching ones limits and knowledge is what life is all about. 6. With todays economy, it only makes sense to save money. 7. There are books and websites, such as this NG with tons of info.
Hank <~~~~can fix almost anything........the correct way.
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wrote:

You asked the question, I'll give MY answers.
1. Not all so-called "Handyman" know what they are doing. Actually, most don't know what they are doing. 2. If it's already broke, rarely do you break it more. 3. Most of the problems are minor. 4. The satisfaction of DIY is very rewarding. 5. Stretching ones limits and knowledge is what life is all about. 6. With todays economy, it only makes sense to save money. 7. There are books and websites, such as this NG with tons of info.
Hank <~~~~can fix almost anything........the correct way.
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The mark of a (good) pro is to make a difficult job seem so easy that any beginner can do it. Unfortunately, many pros are not good, some don't even rate poor as they are worse than that. I do most things myself, I don't like hiring people to do things that I can do better.
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New York Contractor wrote:

You have to learn somewhere. Even the pro was once a novice. No reason would prevent anybody from learning. Practice makes perfect. When you botch something it's not the end of the world. Use what you have learned and try again. (If you have time) How do you think an expert got that way? Devinne providence? Experts and pros are not born.
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Generally speaking, you can buy the tools for the price of the labor. So once it is accomplished, you still have the tools. Like any other learning experience, you will break some expensive stuff at first, but it evens out after a few tries, then you become more confident and capable. There are jobs I pass off to the pros, simply because I won't do them, not because I can't. I had my roof done, I don't like being on a 2 story roof. I don't mind falling but stopping sucks. I had a crew run the sub panel wire underground to my shop, I do electrical, but that was beyond my skill set at the time, after watching every step of the way, I would attempt it now. BTW I went through 5 contractors before I found roofers that would do it my way, & all I wanted was 30# felt. Seems if they can't screw you on the materials, they won't do it at all.
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Eric in North TX wrote:

The more they cheapen on materials the more their profit. See where their incentive is?
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Generally speaking, you can buy the tools for the price of the labor. So once it is accomplished, you still have the tools. Like any other learning experience, you will break some expensive stuff at first, but it evens out after a few tries, then you become more confident and capable. There are jobs I pass off to the pros, simply because I won't do them, not because I can't. I had my roof done, I don't like being on a 2 story roof. I don't mind falling but stopping sucks. I had a crew run the sub panel wire underground to my shop, I do electrical, but that was beyond my skill set at the time, after watching every step of the way, I would attempt it now. BTW I went through 5 contractors before I found roofers that would do it my way, & all I wanted was 30# felt. Seems if they can't screw you on the materials, they won't do it at all.
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We found it difficult to get roofing contractors to price out a job using a premium shingle with the approved underlay and other additional materials. It seems they only want to price out the rock bottom cheapest shingle, as they feel that the customer will only pay for the cheapest job and if they price out what I was asking for they would loose the job.
Finally got a couple to price it out my way, and I watched from the ground and from the roof while they did the job to be sure they did it correctly as I and the manufacturer specified.
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On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 08:54:29 -0500, Van Chocstraw

I can do most home repairs, but when it comes to A/C I call in a professional. I have experience laying new shingles, but I'd probably hire that job out--not as young as I used to be.
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Do you guys realize your replying to Sporge (Spam)?
Go to his website and under contact you will find his email.
Later.
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