There are shortcuts to every job

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There are shortcuts to every job

 

When it comes to home repairs, there are many shortcuts that can be taken by the home owner or contractor. Most of the shortcuts can save a few dollars and a little bit of time. We have to ask ourselves, “Is the shortcut worth it?”

By trimming the bottoms of these two trim boards, the owners saved about $5 in material costs.

 short trim board repairs


What do you think of the results? Even with a good coat of paint the repairs would stick out as a bad repair choice.


Sometimes the shortcut just isn’t worth it!

 

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Rainmaker
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

I see this all the time and it drives me crazy....or the homeowner who did every project about 95% of the way and didn't actually finish anything!   arrrgghhh

Sep 01, 2012 01:32 AM #1
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Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
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I so agree, often, what seems like a less expensive route to take, actually will cost someone far more in the end!

Sep 01, 2012 01:36 AM #2
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John McCormack, CRS
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Good morning Tom -

I happen to like the old saying, " If you're going to do something, might as well do it right."  One of my pet peeves but seems like we see a lot of short cuts in today's world. 

Have a great Saturday my friend.

Sep 01, 2012 01:40 AM #3
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Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ
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It would proably look better before the repair.  That is why we ask on repair requests that they be performed by qulified technician (not homeowner).

Sep 01, 2012 01:44 AM #4
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Great photograph to illustrate a great point. Don't do it if you're not going to do it well.

Sep 01, 2012 01:48 AM #5
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Deborah - That last 5% is so important. Attention to the details can be the difference between an improvement and an eye sore. It is frustrating sometimes.

Sep 01, 2012 01:20 PM #6
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Kathy - This is especially true if the home is for sale. The home needs to luck its best.

Sep 01, 2012 01:20 PM #7
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I like that old saying John. I'm not perfect but that is the target - do it right.

Sep 01, 2012 01:25 PM #8
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Edward & Celia - I don't know what it looked like before the repairs, so I can't say. Having the work done by qualified contractors makes sense, they are held to a different standard.

Sep 01, 2012 01:26 PM #9
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Wayne and Jean - If you are going to do it, have it done right.  :)

 
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