Did you know a basketball hoop often adds value to your home?
Not only can a new hoop be aesthetically pleasing, but can be seen as an investment like any other renovation.
Done right, a properly installed hoop can become an integral part of a modern suburban home.
Two days is all it takes to install a new hoop at your home:
Day 1: Preparation. The anchor is set. You can install the anchor for the hoop on grass, asphalt or cement.
Day 2: The pole and backboard are installed on the anchor and you’re good to go!
Installing Your New Basketball Hoop
Now, I can hear you all saying: Why do I need someone to install my hoop? This looks easy!
There are a few things to think about when considering a DIY hoop installation versus having a professional install your new hoop.
Consider all of these points and be honest with yourself about the one that fits you best.
Consideration #1: Your Time
Many folks undertake DIY hoop installations when they believe they have a few spare moments. However, the actual time involved in researching and understanding what needs to be done can be overlooked.
Let’s face it; we are not all great at following instructions or directions. This is mainly due to impatience, an inherent sense of independence, and a need to go on gut instinct.
When it comes to a project that could cause serious injury, most don’t allow sufficient time to gain a full grasp of the job.
Assess how much time the project will take, how much time you have and whether or not it’s worth it for you to handle the job on your own.
Consideration #2: Do I have the right tools?
Having the right tools are essential for saving time on projects and for getting projects done right.
Setting aside the “Where to” and “How to” of installation, think for a second about the “With what”.
If keeping costs low is a consideration, spending on essential items for an install may drag you kicking and screaming into reality.
Decent power tools, a hole digger, spirit level, and cement can leave you, and your wallet with an unpleasant empty feeling.
Don’t forget – if you make a mistake you’ll need to do it over, adding to the cost.
Consideration #3: Aggravation
While patience maybe a virtue, it happily flies out the window when it comes to completing work around the house.
Along with patience is a small and often overlooked thing called: ability.
Problems occur when people over estimate their skill level. Attempting a project without the confidence, the right tools and a genuine aptitude can see a project take much longer than anticipated.
This leads us to:
Consideration #4: Outside Assistance
Think about it. All of the above points also apply to Brothers-in law, neighbours, best friends or anyone else that is enticed into this project with the promise of a few cold drinks and maybe burgers on the grill.
Don’t be fooled – this is an imposition.
Lots of hours with lots of personalities and differing opinions on how things should or should not be done can lead to frayed nerves and strained relationships.
Having a professional install your new hoop saves you time. It often saves you money and aggravation and you know the job will be done right.
Now that all of the above is out in the open, one thing remains – don’t take chances with your home.
Remove the hassle by taking advantage of a professional installer’s experience, specialist product knowledge and know-how.
It’s all a part of the experience. Expert customer service and professional installation leads to years of enjoyment. Get it done right.