The cost of homeownership has gone through the roof over the last century, with home prices more than doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling in value since the 1950’s if not more, leaving many average Americans unable to afford a home. One of the many creative solutions to this problem in the last handful of years has been the growth of tiny homes. Tiny homes are smaller home constructions that focus on minimalism and practicality to create functional living spaces that are smaller and more affordable for today’s generation of hopeful homeowners. Here are some aspects of building a tiny home that you should leave to professionals to stay safe.
If you have to add some plumbing to your tiny home, that is a construction project that you should certainly leave to the professionals. The plumbing system of any home is a critical aspect, often compared to the veins in your body for your house. The last thing that you want is to do your plumbing work on your own only to be shocked when a leak springs up, causing incredible amounts of water damage. A professional plumber can guarantee that your plumbing will be safe and effective, and that is well worth the cost.
Wiring Your Home
Another tiny home building element that you should leave to the professionals is the electrical wiring of your home. Electrical work is incredibly dangerous for amateurs to take on, posing the risk of fires, electrocution, and even death if you aren’t careful. Electricians have PPE to protect themselves against electrical hazards. They also have the knowledge and expertise that you might lack to properly fire your home to keep things safe. Loose or poor electrical work could result in electrical fires in your home when you least expect it.
Installing the Roof
The final tiny home building project that you should leave to the professionals is installing the roof. Your roof is the first line of defense against the elements in your home, and so your roof needs to be secure and safe for you and your family. Not to mention that roofs are high off the ground, and typically sloped, posing a risk for your safety. Professional roofers are skilled and practiced in these dangerous situations and can get your roof done fast and easily.
Building your tiny home can be a wonderful project, but you can’t do all of it on your own. Certain elements of home building can be dangerous to do on your own. Make sure you are hiring professionals for these three building tasks for your safety.
Check out this article on what you need to know before building a tiny home!