Summer is the perfect time for home improvements. But what if you’re not very handy – and don’t want to go through the hassle or expense of hiring numerous contractors for all the little projects that have piled up over the course of the year? Handyman services are a good solution for most homeowners, balancing skill and professionalism with price. What is a handyman qualified to do around your property? To get you started, here are just a few of the things you might consider hiring a handyman to take care of for you this summer:
If you need a whole new roof, then it’s worth hiring a specialized roofing contractor. But a handyman is more than capable of making sure everything is in order and secure a few loose roof tiles.
Gutters need to be cleaned if you want to avoid water damage in your home. If you have trees that shed often, you’ll ideally need to clean your gutters four times a year at least; if you have trees with fewer falling leaves, such as oaks, or no trees, then twice a year is sufficient. By hiring a handyman for the task, you can also have him see if any gutter repairs are necessary. New gutters should last for between 20 and 40 years, but will need occasional fixes to reach their lifetime potential.
Walls, both inside and out, are subject to wear and tear over time. Whether you knocked a hole in your drywall while moving some furniture or you’re dealing with winter weather damage on the exterior of your home, a handyman can help you decide on the fastest and most economical way to repair the damage.
It’s not cost-effective to hire painters for just a room or two. But handymen will happily take care of your small-scale projects.
If you’ve purchased easy-install flooring or tile, you may have found that they’re not always that easy to install. There’s no need to hire a full flooring company to install these sorts of supposedly DIY materials, but handymen can make sure they’re installed perfectly.
Thinking of installing a new toilet or moving a sink? You’ll probably save yourself a mess and a good amount of cash by getting some help from a handyman.
The great thing about hiring handymen is that they’ll take on unique projects that can be difficult for some homeowners but aren’t traditionally included in the services of your standard home contractors, such as installing a heavy flat-screen television or hanging curtains on double-height windows. If you have a list of small projects that’ve been steadily growing, you’ll probably find that a handyman can get them all taken care of in a single morning or afternoon.