Why You Should Skip DIY Renovations for Your Apartment Complex

If you own or manage an apartment complex that is starting to show its age, a renovation may be in order to keep your units updated and appealing to renters.


While the idea of saving money by doing renovations yourself can be tempting, this will likely be a mistake. Not only could you get hurt, but any errors caused during the renovation process will only cost you more in the long run.


Instead, hiring professional Dallas contractors is the better route for apartment complex renovations for several important reasons. We help you save a lot of time and money. Here’s why!

Experience and Skills

At Shepherd Roofing & Renovations, we are a family-owned business with contracting in our blood. We have years of hands-on experience transforming properties like apartment buildings.


Our team understands building codes, has established relationships with subcontractors, and knows the most efficient methods and materials to use.


Attempting large-scale renovations without this background knowledge and network of connections is a recipe for delays, frustration, and potentially hazardous DIY mistakes.


With our Dallas team on your side, your project will be handled expertly from start to finish, with skilled tradespeople overseeing everything from initial demolition, to laying new flooring, to installing a brand-new roof. Trying to take all of this on without experience risks shoddy workmanship, injuries, and code violations.

Contractors Save Time

Apartment complex renovations are complex, multi-faceted projects involving unit coordination and scheduling. Trying to complete renovations yourself means you’ll have to purchase all materials, obtain permits, schedule inspections, and manage all workers. This wastes a tremendous amount of time that could be better spent on high-level property management.


Professional renovation contractors will handle all of these details for you. With established teams of tradespeople and streamlined processes, we can complete renovations efficiently across multiple units simultaneously. This leaves you free to focus on your core business while trusting your project is in good hands.

Cost Savings

At first glance, DIY renovations may seem like the cheaper option. But once you account for the costs of materials, equipment rentals, inevitable mistakes that require re-work, permitting fees, and your own time investment, hiring professionals is actually likely to be more budget-friendly in the long run.


Our contractors have established wholesale accounts with suppliers to get discounts on materials. They own or rent the necessary tools and equipment instead of you having to purchase them yourself at retail prices. And most importantly, we get the job done quickly and correctly the first time, avoiding costly errors and delays from having to re-do deficient work.


When you factor in how much more quickly the pros can transform your units compared to a DIY approach, the potential lost rental income from units being offline for months makes professional help the more prudent investment.

Safety and Compliance

Whether you’re working on exterior painting or performing a complete interior renovation across several units, trying to manage major renovations yourself also opens up liability risks if safety practices and building codes aren’t followed. Professionals are trained in safe demolition processes, lead and asbestos abatement, proper handling of hazardous materials, and installation methods that meet occupancy codes. Attempting extensive renovations without this expertise puts your workers, tenants, and yourself at risk.


Hiring experienced contractors mitigates these risks, as team like ours will be insured, licensed, bonded, and able to show a track record of code compliance. For the safety of your tenants and the protection of your business, it’s critical to have qualified experts handle significant upgrade projects.

Quality and Value

While DIY renovations may seem like you’re saving money upfront, the results often look amateurish and use inferior materials that won’t stand the test of time. Our professional contractors work with higher-grade, durable materials built to last decades, not just a quick cosmetic refresh.


Curb appeal and nice finishes matter for attracting new renters willing to pay higher rental rates after renovations. Units renovated professionally look polished and add tangible value to your property long-term, boosting rents and recouping your renovation investment through higher rental income.

Complete Your Apartment Renovation ‘Easily, With Shepherd Roofing & Renovations

Renovating your aging apartment complex requires specialized skills, efficient processes, and a professional network to complete the project successfully. Taking a DIY approach may seem inexpensive but ends up being prone to delays, risks, inferior workmanship, and limited rental upside.


You can’t afford to squander your investment as an apartment owner with DIY mistakes during a renovation. If you’re ready to make major changes within your complex, reach out to the experts at Shepherd Roofing & Renovations.


From small exterior touch-ups to major interior renovations, our family-run contracting team has you covered. Contact us today!