Whether your doorknob smashed a hole in your drywall, a piece of furniture dinged it or you got temperamental and punched it, living with damaged drywall can feel overwhelming and bothersome. Once the damage has been done, you may be tempted to carry out the repair on your own, after all, what do you have to lose, right? Well, as it turns out, there's plenty that can go wrong and what appeared to be a simple repair at first can turn into a much more expensive one quite quickly.
DIY Repairs Can Get Costly
It seems as if people are more and more inclined to take matters into their own hands without first thinking through the potential consequences of their actions. Our professionals at Drywall Repair & Remodeling, Los Angeles constantly encounter homeowners who need help after their attempted repair went south. Often times these people have spent their hard-earned money on DIY tools and have put their valuable time into the repair. Add to this the new fees they have to cover for their exacerbated problem and you'll quickly understand how these repairs drain one's pocket in a heartbeat.
Drywall Repairs are Best Left to Professionals
If you're facing a larger repair and are inexperienced in the process, we advise you to turn to a professional. For example, matching the texture of your drywall is a very difficult job and while some people will try to do it on their own accord, using spray can texture which is highly unpredictable and can produce terrible results.
Don't Risk Your Home's Value
It is not uncommon that these complications lead to unsightly and poorly done jobs. Such results can reflect negatively on your home's market value. Just think about a potential buyer coming into your home and seeing badly patched drywall holes. The first that will go through their mind is ''Where are the other poorly-done DIY jobs around this place''?
Remember that cheap, fast, and sloppy never pay off in the long run. By attempting a DIY repair when you lack crucial experience and tools, you're endangering your home's value and your personal budget.