Survey shows DIY projects can cause conflict in relationships
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have caused some conflict in relationships. According to a survey from Window World, more than 400 Americans had DIY disasters.
- 2/3 called the projects stressful
- 1/3 regretted the projects
- 50% had disagreements
- 10% talked about separating from their partner
Not to mention, a few people learned about work hazards the hard way. Most had minor injuries, but one-fourth of Americans fractured at least one bone.
Aaron Moore, the general manager of Albuquerque’s Window World, shared a few tips to help people have a good experience with the pros if DIY projects aren’t working for them..
"Number one — getting recommendations from friends, families, neighbors. Call their business bureau, National Association of the Remodeling Industry,” Moore said.
Other pointers include:
- Interviewing contractors
- Checking out their references and job sites if possible
- Comparing bids
- Booking a contractor you feel comfortable working with, not just for the price
- Setting up a payment schedule
"One of the most important things that we do in every project is we get it in writing. We have a contract. We create a contract and we try to stay in communication with the customers throughout every step of it,” Moore said.