How many of you feel comfortable putting a new door in your house? I don't. That's way beyond the limits of my do-it-yourself capabilities. Hiring a professional carpenter would cut into the old pension check. So, what do you do? We hired a retired baby-boomer with the necessary skills. It's a real win-win.
We went to Home Depot at my friend's direction where we picked out a new backdoor along with a storm door. A new lockset was added. With the aid of my trusty smartphone camera, I took pictures of what I wanted, showed it to my friend and he picked them up. Using the skills he gained from installing many doors at his home and others, he has started the process. He says, it should take four hours.
As our seasons change, we will have a new door along with a storm door that allows us to switch from screens to windows easily. It's a great upgrade to our house.
Where do you go for your home repair work? Do it yourself? Hire contractors? Do you have retired friends with the skills needed to do it well and but who don't need to charge the big bucks of a contractor?