It’s Hard Work
Building a pergola is no walk in the park and it takes a lot of labor to get the structure together and in place. Even though you may have the muscles to lift the heavy pieces, it is more than just that. Contractors who build pergolas on a regular basis are able to put the structure together without injuring themselves or placing themselves in harm’s way.
You Must Meet Codes
Of course, hiring a professional is better because they will build the pergola to code. If you make a mistake and it does not meet code or does not pass inspection, you will have to correct the mistake. In addition, a poorly built structure can decrease the value of your home.
Another reason you should hire a professional for building a pergola is because the builder can obtain the materials for much cheaper than you would be able to get them for. Builders receive a discount on the material where you would pay full retail for the same materials. Depending on the type of product purchased, you could save hundreds, sometimes thousands. If you are looking for a reputable builder for your pergola, contact the professionals at Jim’s Handyman today. We look forward to helping you create the perfect backyard escape.