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Home improvement projects: Hire or DIY?


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Do or hire?

With summer home renovation projects like a composite deck addition and roofing replacement costing homeowners $15,912 and $19,528, respectively, according to Remodeling magazine's 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, it's no surprise some folks are tempted to do it themselves.

But they may be wise to think twice. Take into account costly permits and equipment rentals, the cost of transporting materials, insurance, and the amount of time—and degree of difficulty—involved, and it may be better to leave it to the experts.

Here's how to determine if you should DIY or hire a pro.

—By Lucy Maher, special to CNBC
Posted 5
July 2015

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