I think we’ve all been there.
The daunting task of basement remodeling in Long Island, NY becomes a reality, and immediately the cost starts running through our heads.
Then, comes the inevitable thought: “I can do this myself and save a fortune!”
It’s a noble thought – but it never seems to pay off in the end.
The money we thought we could have saved ends up being spent on additional expenses that we never anticipated. That’s because not everyone has the expertise a contractor does.
Yes, You DO Need a Contractor
Contractors simply know how to do their jobs better than anyone else, and that’s only one reason (of many) why we recommend finding an expert for your basement remodeling project instead of embarking on a 2 – 5 year–long DIY project.
And yes, be ready to spend that amount of time on it.
Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t have the luxury of treating the remodel like a job because we have our own jobs to handle first. A DIY project becomes more like a hobby that we hate doing, consuming our evenings after work and the weekends that were once full of rest.
If this isn’t enough already, here are 3 more reasons why a contractor will save time, money, and months of headaches.
1. Contractors Are Paid to Know Safety Codes and Regulations
And, to put it simply, homeowners are not.
This includes proper ventilation for the furnace, treating wood properly before placing it to prevent decay, adding a vapor barrier when framing to avoid molding, building floating walls to prevent against structural damage, adding fire blocking technology to stop fires from spreading – and much more.
If you didn’t know all these things before reading this post, just imagine how much more is out there that a contractor thinks about on a daily basis.
2. Subcontractors Will Be Needed Regardless
We never really complete a big DIY project on our own – do we? Some form of help is always needed.
When remodeling a basement, the most expensive jobs will still require a subcontractor – for plumbing issues, electrical wiring, and perhaps even paint.
Hiring a contractor gets all these jobs taken care of through one source – without having to go to individual subcontractors for each project.
3. Time, Time, and MORE Time
This is something that many people do not consider when they take on a DIY basement remodeling project. But, it should be one of the most important factors.
The time it takes a good contractor to remodel your basement, anywhere from 5 – 8 weeks, will most likely take the average person anywhere from 1 to 5 years. That’s because we are not able to spend 40 to 60 hours a week on the job as a contractor would be able to.
Plus, the time we do get to spend on the project would take away from time with family, friends, etc.
Basement Remodeling in Long Island, NY – Call Good to Go Maintenance
If you’re looking for basement remodeling in Long Island, NY, then all the issues above won’t be a concern for you.
Good to Go Maintenance knows how to save you both time and money during a basement remodeling project because we know that these are the most important factors to you. Give us a call today: 631-403-7855