Do-it-yourself projects are everywhere. You’ll encounter them online, in magazines and books, and on countless television programs. While many people tout the satisfaction that comes with successfully completing a DIY project; however, a hands-on approach is not always the best choice. Many home improvement projects come with real risks. A mistake can have serious consequences for your health and your property values. You should only embark on a project after an honest, careful consideration of its requirements and your skills. Are you interested in adding a swimming pool screen enclosure? If you’re wondering if you should build a DIY pool enclosure or hire a pool enclosure contractor, we’ve outlined a few questions to help you decide on how to assess the answer.
Answer these questions if you want to build a DIY Pool Enclosure
Can I Do This Safely?
Positive thinking and a willingness to get your hands dirty are good assets, but they aren’t always enough to get the job done right. Pool screen enclosures seem like simple structures. However, they need to be properly engineered and constructed. Do you have the skills and knowledge to do that? Do you have the necessary tools and a thorough understanding of how to use them safely? Working over and around your pool to build a DIY pool enclosure makes this project even more challenging.
Will a Pool Enclosure Kit Offer What I Really Want?
Swimming pools come in all shapes and sizes, and so do pool screen enclosures. Would you be able to design and build a custom enclosure that will fit your pool area? Will the new pool enclosure complement your home? There are several pool enclosure kits on the market, but can you find one that meets your needs? What about quality? Many pool enclosure kits are produced in foreign countries where quality standards are not as strict as they are in the United States. Will the materials and design of a kit be able to withstand Florida’s notoriously windy weather? If you are exploring a pool enclosure kit, it’s a good idea to weigh these differences and talk to a pool enclosure contractor as you make your decision.
What About Cost and Value?
Affordability is one supposed advantage of DIY, but it’s not always cheaper to do it yourself. You may avoid labor costs by opting for a DIY pool enclosure, but those savings can quickly be offset by the price of any tools you need to buy or rent. What if you make a mistake? The need to buy extra materials or call in a professional will add to the expense of a DIY project. There’s also a matter of opportunity cost. Your time has value. Is building a pool screen enclosure the best way to use it? Speaking of value, the quality of the finished project has a significant impact on the value of the enclosure and any increased value to your home. Can you deliver a first-rate product, or will inferior workmanship negate any increase home value?
If you have any concerns about your ability to construct a swimming pool screen enclosure that you can be proud of, then you should entrust the job to a professional. At Dulando Screen & Awning, custom screen enclosures are our specialty. We take pride in providing residents of the Orlando area with custom structures that blend expert craftsmanship with top-notch materials to produce amazing results. Contact us today at 407-862-6060 for a free no-obligation in-home design consultation.