When my sister told me that she was going to have a handyman repair her roof, I asked her to please not do that. She had told me that her roof had sustained some damage during a storm, and she was given a good deal by a local handyman who does odd jobs here and there. I told her that a professional company that does roof repair in Brooklyn NY would be much better for her, but she told me she could not afford one. I countered that with the fact that she couldn’t not afford one.
That did confuse her, so I explained my reasoning to her. Before I did, I made sure to find out all the details on her handyman first. He was not insured, and he did not have tools made specifically for the job at hand. He was also just purchasing supplies from a local home improvement store. While there is nothing wrong with that, it did mean that she would end up paying a higher price because he would not get the bulk discounts that the bigger companies have. Continue reading