5 Tips For Performing DIY Construction Projects

Do it yourself construction projects might seem a little intimidating at first, but if you know what you’re doing and have the necessary equipment, you should be perfectly fine. From ensuring site protection to staying on top of your remodeling budget, make sure you are doing everything you can to have a successful project.

 

Here are some great tips for performing various residential construction projects:

 

 

    • Develop a budget and stick to it — The worst thing you can do prior to any home remodeling project is to go into it without properly planning out a budget. Make sure you plan out every detail so you don’t get into financial trouble down the line.

 

    • Use door frame protectors — It’s so easy to accidentally damage walls and door frames during just about every indoor remodeling project. Even a small break or dent in the door frame might not even look that bad, but it will end up costing a lot more to replace later on. Door frame protectors are great for avoiding these annoying damages.

 

    • Use floor protection boards — Floor protection during construction tasks is essential, as well. Without proper floor covering, you could be significantly damaging your home’s floors, even if you weren’t planning on remodeling your floors, as well.

 

    • Wear a safety mask — You shouldn’t have to wear a protective mask for simple DIY construction tasks, but major projects that result in dust pileup can be quite dangerous. Occupational lung disease is the number one cause of occupation-associated illness in the United States. Respirable crystalline silica, which are 100 times smaller than sand, can rise up during cutting, grinding, drilling, sawing, and crushing stone material — and can be deadly.

 

    • Use butt joints for outdoor tasks — It’s recommended to avoid miter joints during outdoor remodeling projects like play sets, gates, and decks. Butt joints are better because the wood swells together, rather than apart, and can be supported by fasteners in ways that miter joints won’t allow.

 

 

If you want to purchase a quality door frame protector and other site protection products for a construction project of your own, give Ram Board a call right away.