It’s great to take on some do-it-yourself home improvement projects, but there are some undertakings where it’s prudent to get expert help. Making a mistake can result in a costly correction, a finished product that you’re not happy with, or even a municipal fine. Here are three examples of repairs and improvements where it’s best to bring in reinforcements.

1. Dock Repair or Additions

If your home is adjacent to any type of docking structure, you may have to perform some significant repair after weather events or simply deterioration due to age. In addition, you may wish to lengthen a structure and put in new piles to create better support or use a lift. However, you need to be wary about running afoul of regulations imposed by your state’s environmental department. Apart from building code ordinances, environmental ordinances may impact structures affecting the sea floor. For help with Florida marine construction, reach out to a company that is experienced in completing projects in your area and is familiar with all applicable regulations.

2. Roof Repair 

Some roof repair needs may seem straightforward enough, but the activity itself can be somewhat perilous. Working at a considerable height can present safety concerns for people who are otherwise pretty handy. Even simply operating a ladder that goes above ten feet isn’t something should be entered into lightly. Roofers don’t typically include big upcharges for materials, and hiring a reputable roofing company can assure that your project is completed safely and proficiently.

3. Installing a New AC Condenser

Unfortunately, the AC service industry is one where you often will see upcharges for materials. However, materials are only as good as their warranties provide. Any misstep in installing an expensive product such as an AC condenser can result in disqualification of a five or ten year warranty. Moreover, you could be heavily fined for completing this type of work without a permit.