Don't Rush Your Home Remodeling Project
One of the biggest problems any homeowner or contractor
can make while building a new home or remodeling an old one, is to rush
through the project. Whenever someone rushes through a project, there is
a good chance that it won't last as long and you could find yourself
making repairs in the near future.
I would like to share a construction secret with anyone who is interested in hearing it. I myself have rushed through my projects, only to find myself making repairs in the future. These repairs often cost me money and time. I've been there and I don't want you to make the same mistakes that I have made in the past.
People have asked me to share my construction secrets with them and I find that most of them really aren't paying attention, when I'm explaining something to them that's very important. This is one of those things, if you want to ignore or disregard the information that I'm giving you right now, feel free to. However, you could find yourself, knee deep with problems in the near future.
Here is an example of what I'm talking about, you're working on a roof and you don't have the correct metal flashing, and you realize that the homeowner isn't going to know any different, especially after you've painted the old one to make it look like a new one.
You finish the job and a few years go by and the dissatisfied homeowner contacts you, because they now have a roof leak and it's leaking from the old flashing. You not only have a problem with the roof, you now need to repair the damaged drywall ceiling and replace the carpeting, because the roof leak has caused some serious damage to the home.
If you would have taken the time, to go down to the store and purchase a new piece of roof flashing, you could have saved the homeowner a little bit of frustration and yourself a lot of money.
I made this story up, but similar things like this have happened to me and I strongly suggest that you never rush yourself through any job that you're working on. If I was to start telling you about the problems I have repaired myself, for other contractors or homeowners rushing through the job, you would probably be reading for weeks.
Take your time and make sure the job is done correctly or don't bother doing the job at all.