There are tons of TV shows and sites dedicated to doing home projects yourself, and in many instances, DIY is perfectly fine. However, there are some projects you should never attempt on your own. Check out these four big projects for which you should always hire a professional in order to avoid serious damage or injury.  

Adding/Repairing Electrical Wiring

Want to save some money by installing your own electrical wiring in your addition, or do you simply want to fix that faulty light or socket? While you may save money in the short term, DIY electrical wiring could lead to major repairs or even fire.

Risks of DIY:

  • Injury or death from electrical shock
  • Future fire caused by mistakes like using the wrong wire, poorly fitted sockets and using the wrong fuse
  • Mistakes that simply cause the wiring to not work, leading to additional time and money

Demolishing a Room

Tearing down a room seems like an easy task: just smash and bash. Unlike building a new room, you don't have to be perfect, right? Wrong. There are dozens of major dangers when demolishing a room that could cause serious injury to you or damage to your home.

Risks of DIY:

  • Damaging water pipes, gas pipes, electrical wiring or load-bearing beams
  • Injury due to damage to important structures, wires and pipes
  • Exposure to asbestos or lead paint

Removing Unwanted Trees

A tall tree in your yard is blocking your view or threatening to fall, but professional tree removal costs an average of $500 to $1000. While cutting down that tree yourself may save you hundreds of dollars, it could cost you your life.

Risks of DIY:

  • Death from falling
  • Serious injury from power tools, resulting in death, loss of limb or another serious injury
  • Damage to your home or surrounding homes when the tree or parts of the tree fall
  • Damage or injury caused from the tree hitting power lines or other cables

Repairing Your Roof

A damaged roof can cause serious problems for your home, including mold and mildew. However, before climbing up there and fixing it yourself, think again. Repairing or installing a roof yourself leads to poor results, but more importantly, it puts you at risk.

Risks of DIY:

  • Falling off or through your roof, leading to death or serious injury
  • Causing more damage by stepping on weak spots
  • Simply doing a poor job, leading to rain seepage, mildew and mold

Doing your own minor repairs and updates to your home is fun, but these four projects could lead to further damage or injury if you do it yourself. If your home needs any of these repairs or updates, contact a local contractor like to set up a consultation. In the long run, it may save you time, money and even your life.