Do you have your eyes set on a new steel building or barn? You may feel right at home with a wrench and toolbox, but that doesn’t mean you can tackle the construction of a new building from beginning to finish. We have frequently seen homeowners aspiring to be their own contractor. We highly advise against DIY building construction for reasons we’ll explain.
Why DIY Building Construction Is Not a Good Idea
DIY projects are on the incline due to the availability of affordable steel building kits. However, you’re not exactly building a bookshelf or bike rack. Constructing a standalone structure requires a whole different level of expertise. There are three reasons being your own contractor is not in your best interest.
Constructing a building from the ground up is a tremendous physical undertaking, and the logistics involved are extremely complex. Does the building meet municipal codes? In most instances, even a residential project will require approval from the city. A professional contractor knows exactly the types of permits needed and the process for obtaining them.
Professional contracting companies carry liability insurance. This covers their crewmembers should a worker be injured on the job. Are you willing to purchase insurance for a single project? If not, there could be serious liability issues if someone helping you out is injured on the premise.
Most DIY projects end up taking far longer than expected. We have seen projects take four to five months when the self-appointed DIYer estimated a three-month time frame. More time means more labor, more cost, and more time away from work and the family.
Leave the Job to the Professionals
Call C&S Construction to bring in a professional crew to work on that new pole building or steel barn. Our gallery of work is a testament to our nearly two decades of industry experience. DIY building construction projects are enticing, but it’s not worth the hassle and complexities you’ll encounter.
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