Nothing may feel more ecstatic than when you drive your first brand-new car. Perhaps, second only to your first day on a newly bought property, driving your car around town can definitely be a momentous day of your life, especially if you’ve bought the car with hard-earned dollars.
Indeed, you could be beaming with pride and confidence. And with America seemingly bent on opening up this 4th of July Independence Day celebrations, there may not be a more opportune time to go out, drive around and celebrate. But don’t lose your head just yet. As joyful as you could be parading your car, know that eventually, you’ll have to dock your car home.
Then, you should be put on notice. If you don’t have a garage for your car, you are actually putting your vehicle in a precarious situation. Parking it outside your home means it’s constantly at risk from the elements, not to mention from prying eyes who would do anything to get behind the wheel.
If you want to keep that “straight-out-of-the-dealership” fancy look of your car, then a car garage is the way to go. The million-dollar question now is should you do the garage yourself or get professionals to get the job done? Know there are benefits for both. What remains to be seen is which set of benefits suits you best.
The Merits of Doing It on Your Own
Do-it-yourself projects can certainly give you a confidence boost. It’s exciting to show off a well-done project to everyone, visitors including. Indeed, a host of jobs are just perfect for DIY. Top of that list is kitchen faucet repair and giving your bedroom new paint.
The advantages of a DIY are obvious. First up, you can do the job as soon as possible—no need to wait for anyone to do the painting, for instance. You buy the paint, brushes (or paint rollers), and whatever materials you need, and you’re good to go.
In the process, you save time and money. The first requirement for a garage DIY is your availability. However, there’s one thing that you may find missing. Unless you’re a professional carpenter yourself or a contractor, you may not have the expertise to get the job done right. Plus, there’s the question of tools.
So, if you’re planning to add some shelving to a wall of your garage, then the job could be well within your abilities. Just purchase shelving at your nearest home DIY store, add some brackets, and you’re good to go.
The Merits of Getting Professionals
However, it’s an entirely different story if you aim to customize your garage. Thus, if you plan to put in place overhead storage racks, cabinets, or new flooring, getting professionals’ services should be wise.
It’s all the more paramount if you’re building a garage from scratch. That’s putting the scope of work to a whole new level. If you don’t have the experience, you could sabotage the structures of your house and put your family in danger.
By the same token, relying on experts to install a remote-controlled motorized garage door opener is spot on. With expert installers, you’re assured the job gets done right and fast.
Take note that electric garage doors are not only convenient, allowing you to open remotely but also provide ample security for your car. For many, you can avail of rolling codes that change every time you press the remote button. This way, no one with criminal intent can access your house via the garage. In addition, you can set things to vacation mode, disabling the remote in the process.
Safety Is the Best Policy
You’ll have to decide on your own which route is best for you. Ultimately, safety should be on top of your list whether to DIY your garage or get hired hands. If not, you could run into hundreds of compilations as time goes.
Without proper anchoring, shelving could lead to unintended yet severe injury to a young child playing in your garage. And that can also happen to you if you don’t keep safety in mind always. To boot, running a generator inside can be a toxic experience. It can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. If you’re not adept at using power tools or even in mixing adhesives, disaster could ensue.
So a DIY is definitely a great option. But if you don’t have the right expertise and the right tools, attempting to DIY your garage may lead to worst-case scenarios. With professionals, you get quick results and get the assurance the job gets done right. Best of all, you gave your brand new car a timely home.