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DIY vs. Professional installation of artificial turf

While many homeowners may be tempted to install artificial turf themselves, a lot of the best, highest-quality, and longest-lasting installations are not DIY jobs.

Most homeowners can handle an area of up to about 300 square feet as a DIY job – an approximate figure from research compiled by the New York Times. While some ambitious people are comfortable tackling bigger jobs on their own, for most people, more than a few hundred square feet can become overwhelming.

This is especially true when leveling, grading, and consistently tamping a larger area so all the substrate is evenly compacted. Sometimes these extra, and important, steps lead to shortcuts which cause installation that doesn’t last as long as it should.

Here are some key reasons why it’s better to have your artificial turf installed by a pro:

1. Knowledge and expertise: Professional installers have the knowledge and expertise to properly prepare the site, install the turf, and ensure that it’s properly secured and leveled. They’re familiar with the best practices for installation and can provide advice and guidance on choosing the right type of turf for your needs.

2. Equipment and tools: Installing artificial turf requires specialized equipment and tools, such as compactors, turf cutters, and specialized adhesives. Professional installers have access to these tools and know how to use them effectively, which can save time and prevent costly mistakes.

3. Quality assurance: When you have your artificial turf installed professionally, you can be assured that the job will be done to a high standard. Professional installers take pride in their work and will ensure that the turf is properly installed, with no wrinkles, bumps or other imperfections.

4. Warranty: Most artificial turf manufacturers offer a warranty on their products, but these warranties are often dependent on the turf being installed by a professional. If you install the turf yourself and something goes wrong, you may void the warranty and be responsible for any repairs or replacement costs.

5. Safety: Installing artificial turf can be physically demanding and even dangerous, particularly if you are not familiar with the proper techniques and safety protocols. Professional installers have the training and experience to ensure that the installation is done safely and without injury.

While installing artificial turf yourself may seem like a cost-effective option, these are pretty compelling reasons to have it installed professionally. Trusting Tuffy’s install experts helps ensure that you benefit from our expertise and guidance to choose the right type of turf for your needs.

And, we have all of the equipment and tools to ensure that your installation is done to a high standard – protecting your warranty and ensuring that your installation is done right the first time.

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