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Home Remodeling in Denver: Why DIY Demolition Is Not A Good Idea

August 9, 2017

The first step to home remodeling in Denver is demolishing the existing structure so it can be redesigned and rebuilt. The team of professionals that you hire to remodel your home will handle the demolition. However, many homeowners attempt to do this on their own so they don’t have to pay professionals to do it. But, it’s never a good idea to attempt a DIY demolition. Here’s why:

Lack of Equipment

A number of tools are required to complete a demolition, including a cordless drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, angle grinder, pry bar, and hammer. Demolishing a room without the proper tools can make the entire process much more difficult and dangerous. Unless you are a handyman, it’s very unlikely that you will have all of these tools in your home, which means it’s not wise to attempt a demolition by yourself. Read 5 tools you need for demolition.

Safety Hazards

Tackling a demolition without professional help can be incredibly dangerous. A professional will carefully examine the roof to identify unstable structures before they begin the demolition. However, you probably do not know that this must be done. As a result, it’s possible that you could accidentally hit one of these unstable structures and cause it to collapse on top of you.

But, that’s not the only danger that you could face during a DIY demolition. Drywall releases fine particles of dust and debris into the air as it is destroyed. These fine particles can irritate your eyes and respiratory system if you are not wearing the appropriate safety gear. Unfortunately, many DIYers don’t realize they should be wearing protection until it’s too late.

As you recklessly tear through the walls in your home, it’s possible that you will accidentally cut into live wires. It’s never a good idea to expose live wires if you’re not a professional. You could be electrocuted when cutting into these wires, so it’s best to leave this job to the pros.  


You may think that demolishing a room only takes a few minutes after watching the pros do it, but don’t make this assumption. Professionals know exactly how to demolish a room, but you probably do not, so it will take much longer for you to do it on your own. Therefore, doing the demolition on your own may not be worth your time.


Your homeowners’ insurance company will not pay to fix problems that you have created by attempting to do a demolition on your own. However, professional remodelers should have liability insurance that covers the costs of these repairs. Even though a professional shouldn’t cause any damage when demolishing your home, it’s nice to know that if something is accidentally damaged, you won’t have to worry about paying to have it fixed.

Ready to remodel certain parts of your home? It’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing