3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Carpenter

by | Dec 13, 2022

Carpentry is one of the oldest and most versatile of the construction trades, and a carpenter is skilled at both woodworking and construction. While many people think of carpenters as being glorified “woodworkers,” there is a distinct difference between the two. Woodworkers create objects for their own use or sale, while carpenters build things that are used in home and construction projects. 

If you need something built out of wood, chances are you need a carpenter. But why hire a professional carpenter instead of just doing it yourself? Read on to find out.

What exactly does a carpenter do?

Carpenters build, repair, and install wooden structures such as buildings, fences, furniture, and cabinets. They use a variety of hand tools, power tools, and machines to cut, shape, and join wood and other materials. They typically work in the construction industry but may also find employment in the manufacturing or repair industries. Many carpenters are self-employed.

When do you need a carpenter?

Most people think of carpenters as construction workers who build houses and other structures, but the truth is that carpenters do much more than that. They also build and install cabinets, lay hardwood floors, and make repairs to existing structures. In short, if you need something wooden built or repaired, you probably need a carpenter.

Here are some common scenarios a carpenter would be added to your project team:

  • You’re building a new home or addition: Carpenters will be needed to frame the structure, install the roof and siding, and add any trim work
  • You’re renovating your kitchen: Cabinet installation is a job for a carpenter. They can also replace old countertops and backsplashes and build custom shelving or storage solutions
  • You’re having trouble with your doors or wood-framed windows: A carpenter can repair sticking doors and windows, install new weatherstripping, and make other adjustments to improve function and energy efficiency
  • You need built-in furniture: Whether it’s bookshelves, a kitchen nook bench, or a custom closet system, if you want it built in, you need a carpenter

In a nutshell, if your project involves working with wood, chances are you need the skills of a carpenter. Hiring a professional ensures that the job will be done right.

Do you really need a carpenter? Why shouldn’t you do it yourself?

There are a few reasons why carpentry is not always suitable for DIY. Firstly, it can be dangerous if you don’t have the proper training and experience. Accidents happen quickly, and even if you’re just doing simple tasks like cutting, you could easily injure yourself if you’re not vigilant.

Professionals will also have exactly the right tools for the job. On simple jobs, you might be able to get by with some basic hand tools, but if you’re doing more complicated work then you’ll need specialised equipment. Not to mention, carpentry is often about precision and accuracy – two things that are hard to achieve without the right tools.

Finally, hiring a professional carpenter will save you time and money in the long run. They can do the job quickly and efficiently, and they’ll also be able to spot any potential problems before they become expensive repairs. So even though it might cost a bit more upfront, in the end, it’s worth it to hire someone who knows what they’re doing.

How do you find a carpenter?

The Home+ app also offers a quick and easy way to search for carpenters in your area. As all Home+ Heroes are vetted and verified, you can rest assured that the professionals listed are fully qualified and able to get the job done correctly.

Conclusion: they’re pros for a reason

It’s always tempting to try and DIY your way through a project or, for the less industrious, find the cheapest possible option. However, experience has taught us that finding – and paying – for an experienced professional saves time, money, and frustration in the long run. Hiring a carpenter is no different. As the saying goes, “measure twice, cut once.” Do your research and hire the right pro for the job.

Find vetted tradespeople in your area, download the Home+ App TODAY. 

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Vincent Gaemers
Vincent Gaemers is the Growth Lead at Home+. He breathes the Home+ brand and his mission is to deliver the Home+ knowledge to our customers.
Vincent Gaemers
Vincent Gaemers is the Growth Lead at Home+. He breathes the Home+ brand and his mission is to deliver the Home+ knowledge to our customers.

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