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DIY or Call a Pro: How To Decide

After buying the home of your dreams, taking care of small repairs yourself is a great way to take care of your budget. There are many easy home maintenance tasks that only take 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and they can save you a lot of money versus calling a pro. Other half-day, full-day and weekend projects can be a blast as a family, and they let you customize your décor to your personality.

Great DIY Projects

Here are a few DIY projects that rock for money savings:

  • Painting rooms
  • Caulking tubs
  • Replacing faucets and other fixtures
  • Patching drywall
  • Installing light fixtures
  • Washing exterior siding
  • Weatherproofing your windows
  • Cleaning or changing an A/C filter

How do you know when it’s time to call a pro? When it comes to whole-system issues, you may want to contact an expert. If your HVAC unit is making a strange noise, for example, it’s a good idea to contact a repair technician. The same thing goes for equipment and appliances that are still under warranty.