A common dilemma homeowners face is determining whether a project is something they can do themselves or whether they should leave it up to the pros. Here are three home improvement projects and our recommendation on what is and isn’t DIY territory.
Repairing a Sagging Gate
Wooden fence gates tend to warp and sag over time due to exposure to the elements. Reinforcing the gate so it doesn’t sag is a relatively simple DIY project.
One way to reinforce the gate is to add a diagonal support board inside opposing corners of the gate frame. Screw the diagonal support in place to transfer the weight of the gate to the hinge side and keep the gate from sagging. Watch How to Reinforce a Fence Gate to Keep It from Sagging for more info.
Another way to prevent sagging is with a gate kit, such as the EasyGate No-Sag Gate Kit from Homax. The kit comes with four gate brackets with attached hinges and screws, and can be used to build a new gate or repair an existing one.
For a different application of the Homax EasyGate Kit, watch the Checking In With Chelsea webisode Going Dutch, Door Style.