If you are interested in adding a fence around your home, you must be wondering whether you should get someone to install it or try to do it on your own. Let us check the pros and cons to each option:
Doing it yourself means you will be able to save up on the labor costs that come with every professionally installed fence. You will only have to pay for the supplies and the building materials, that's it.
You will be able to customize it as per your own style and taste. This is because very few professional installers are willing to customize the fence as per your specifications. Most of them only offer the fixed patterns available in their catalog.
It is plain hard back-breaking labor. Unless you already have the required experience and the skills to pull off such a huge task, you are better off getting it done professionally.
Apart from the materials, you will have to learn to put together your fence and execute the whole project.
A job that might take a professional only a couple of days can stretch on for months in case you go the DIY route.
It is both convenient and easy because someone else is doing the job for you.
The contractors will almost certainly install it properly the very first time over. If anything goes wrong during the installation process, they will redo it at no extra cost since it was their mistake in the first place.
Good contractors can be very expensive.
You won't get the chance to learn something new.
The decision to involve professionals or try to do it on your own is not an easy one. However, it is a good idea to rely on the experts if you don't have any prior experience working on such large projects.