Is it safe? This is the most important factor. If there’s a chance you or someone in your family may be injured during the project, it’s not worth doing. You’re the only one who can really judge your skills, so be honest with yourself. Are you truly comfortable climbing two stories on a ladder? Can you safely operate a chainsaw? If the answer is “no” or “maybe,” it’s better to go with a contractor.
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