Home Repair


The Damage of Being a Good Husband – Home Repairs

The Damage of Being a Good Husband – Home Repairs

I don’t know how many homes I’ve visited throughout my three decades in the construction business, but at least two or three times a year, I run into home repair problems created by the husband. Every one of these husbands were trying to fix something on their Honey Do List, but the project didn’t work out the way they had envisioned it.

I like to call this the damage of being a good husband. They purchased all of the tools and have all of the building materials, but really don’t know what to do. Some of them go as far as purchasing a few books, but still don’t understand what they’re looking at.

One of the funniest things that ever happened to me as a contractor, was the time a woman called me to ask a few questions about a siding home repair. I walked her through most of the home repair, before realizing that I had spent over an hour talking to her on the phone. I told her that I needed to get back to my job and wished her the best of luck. She sent me $25 in the mail, I couldn’t believe it.

Another time, the husband said that he would pay anything, just fix it and don’t tell my wife. It wasn’t an emergency, so I went over to the home, where the homeowner had all of the building materials waiting and made the repairs. The husband was too afraid to even start on the project, yet told his wife that it would be done the next day, and it was. That was our little secret forever, unless she’s reading this article and can figure it out.

I hate to see people dealing with problems, but I understand their motivation to make the repairs. They want to save a few dollars, learn something about home remodeling or even tell all their friends what they did. For all those husbands out there attempting to do the home repairs, I salute you and wish you nothing but the best of luck.

However, don’t forget that you can always contact a local contractor, if the home repair looks difficult.