Finishing your basement can be a huge undertaking, but many brave homeowners still embark on the project every year (and end up calling us after a few frustrating weeks!). Unfortunately, devoting a few hours here and there on the weekends can extend a basement finishing project into a multi-year endeavor. Hiring a professional will ensure that the process goes smoothly, quickly, and according to plan. Why is it such a good idea to hire a professional to finish your basement?
There are Lots of Risks for the Do-It-Yourselfer
Most homeowners go into their basement finishing project simply looking to save a few bucks. Unfortunately, that can lead to a lot of current and future problems. Some of the most common risks to the do-it-yourself finisher include:
- Forgetting to get a permit for the basement refinishing project
- Not having background knowledge of the regulations and codes for their neighborhood and leaving behind vapor barriers, for example
- Building normal walls instead of floating walls, which can actually cause a great deal of structural damage to your home
- Not providing adequate ventilation for the furnace and using fire block during the basement finishing framing process, creating a future fire hazard
Protect the Investment You’re Making
Hiring a professional will ensure that the investment you’ve made in your home and that the investment you are currently making on your basement finishing project is protected. A professional can typically finish a basement finishing project in only 6-8 weeks, compared to the infinite amount of time a homeowner could take finishing their own. Even better, a professional will know how to properly spend the budget money and prevent any bumps in the road from occurring. Instead of getting in over your head with a DIY basement finishing project, trust your home and basement to a professional.
Get a Gorgeous Finished Basement from Blair Construction
For a beautiful new roof or new bathroom flooring planned and installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.