There is hardly a home fix that you cannot find the instructions for on YouTube. In fact, modern technology has created a whole population of homeowners that are crafty enough to perform most home repairs. In this sense, living in a world where knowledge is a click away is a good thing.
However, there has been and will always be a set of fixes that you should never attempt on your own. Here is a list of essential home improvements you should never attempt on your own, not even if you think you’re the best engineer in all of Sydney.
Repairing the roof
Working at height is always dangerous, especially if you lack the proper safety gear and training. In this sense, even beginners’ problems like replacing a single roof tile could turn into a disaster if you lose your footing. Although cleaning the gutters is a DIY job (that still requires caution), replacing sections of the roof definitely isn’t.
The safety aspect is important but replacing the roof requires skills that you probably don’t have because you lack the necessary experience. What would you do if you found out that the caulking is rotten once you take down cracked roof tiles you initially noticed? For all these reasons, it is wiser to h