When it comes to the replacement of rotten wood around the home, there are basically two ways you can go. One of these is to tackle the job yourself, the other is to call in the professionals. Of course, the obvious benefit of the DIY approach is the fact that you don’t have to pay yourself to get things sorted! But at the same time, it also means sacrificing a series of advantages you’ll only tap into with professional help.
Here at Homm CPS, we offer a comprehensive range of carpentry services for residential and commercial properties of all kinds. Our experience and expertise are unrivalled – so too is our commitment to delivering outstanding results, every time.
So before you grab your toolbox and get busy with the hacking, here’s a quick rundown of how you might benefit by having the experts replace your rotten wood:
For a start, there’s every possibility that the damage you’ve identified so far is far from the only damage affecting your home. When you come across rotten wood in either the structure or decorative features of your home, this usually means there’s more to be found elsewhere. The quicker it is all detected, the faster, easier and cheaper it is to address. As part of our service package, we’re always happy to carry out an inspection of the kinds of areas around your home where wood rot may be a problem, but may have also escaped your attention.
Pinpointing the Problem
Identifying damage is a relatively simple job that anyone can do. By contrast, pinpointing the problem is something else entirely. As is the case with most similar issues, it really doesn’t make sense to patch up the damage without first considering what may have caused it in the first place. It might turn out to be nothing specific, or it could be something that is hiding out of sight, waiting to once again wreak havoc on your wood. With the experts in your corner, you’ll be able to determine where (or if) there’s a deeper problem to be addressed.
A Flawless Finish
Even with all the high-end tools and supplies in the world, chances are you aren’t going to come out with quite the same results as you would if you’d hired the pros. This is particularly important when it comes to any rotten wood you intend to replace that’s out in the open. If it can be seen easily by you, it can also be seen easily by those who may be interested in purchasing your property in the future. Flawless woodwork will always add to the perceived quality and value of your home, whereas any imperfections that are clearly visible may have the opposite effect.
Something else to be aware of is the way in which the overall workmanship of the job carried out will have a direct impact on the lifespan of the finished work. If the job is done flawlessly, it will have an indefinite lifespan – just like the other areas of your home that are undamaged. If it is done in any way imperfectly, the problem could once again come knocking on your door all-too quickly. The problem being that what seems to be a decent enough job to the untrained eye often turns out to be quite the contrary. If you’d prefer results that last, go with the experts.
A Cost-Effective Solution
Last up, it’s worth considering the fact that by the time you’ve factored in the costs of the equipment you’ll need, the tools required to carry out the job and everything else involved in the process, you might well have saved money by calling in the professionals anyway. This can be especially true when the works to be carried out are somewhat extensive, given the way in which established service providers can supply the required wood and related accessories for a far lower price than available to the public. So even if you’re thinking about getting the job done yourself, it costs nothing to give the experts a call and see whether or not you could make a real saving.
For more information on our carpentry works or any of our home painting services, get in touch with the Homm CPS team today.