A lot of people think that the cheapest handyman is the right handyman. The reality is that by hiring a discount handyman, you'll end up paying a lot more money over time and getting a lot more headaches compared to investing in expert craftsmanship, quality materials, and professional customer service.
We aren't the cheapest handyman in town, with good reason
We're not the cheapest and aren't trying to be because we do things the right way the first time. No shortcuts. No exceptions. Here's what doing things the right way looks like...
An inexperienced handyman will take longer to do sub-par work. We hire experienced master craftsmen. If we finish a job in an hour, that's because it took us years of learning how to do that job in an hour.
Quality materials are more expensive, but they withstand the test of time. If you use quality materials, you get to skip fixing the same problem over and over. So that's what we use. Cheap materials fail and have to be replaced.
We do things that not every handyman does
- We are licensed and insured.
- We pull our own permits when the job requires it, which protects you, our customer, from liability.
- We return phone calls quickly (during business hours), show up on time, and do what we say we're going to do.
- We itemize your estimate so you can see how we came to the final figure. Doing this allows you to choose to wait on certain aspects of the project if you want to.
- We create and quickly deliver (3 business days maximum from the date of your appointment) custom estimates for each job rather than charging flat hourly rates. A discount handyman is going to take their sweet time if they're getting paid by the hour.
- We pay our guys a fair wage. A discount handyman might get the cheapest labor they can find and ask as few questions as possible.
- We pay for workman's comp and health insurance because 1. our guys are human and we care about them and 2. occasionally humans make mistakes.
- If your handyman doesn't pay for workman's compensation, you're on the hook if they get hurt. You shouldn't have to pay for your handyman's mistakes.
Handyman Services in Colorado Springs, CO
We offer a wide array of handyman services in Colorado Springs which means we can do pretty much anything you need. In fact, we usually tell our clients, from the basement to the roof, we can do it all! However, if we feel like a job is out of the scope of our handyman service expertise, we never hesitate to refer you to a more qualified professional for the job. When it comes to finding a handyman, we feel we offer the most robust list of services.
Fence and Deck Repair
Fence and deck repair is one of our specialties at Homefix. Whether you need a new fence installed to offer more security to your property or have a fence that needs mending, we can help. From installing a new privacy fence around your backyard to replacing missing planks on your perimeter fence, we will get things looking good. Likewise, we tend to decks, patios, and other exterior property features.
Drywall is installed on the walls in most homes, and quite often drywall gets damaged. From doors swung a little too hard, to water leaking from the roof or a broken plumbing fixture, we can tackle all kinds of problems with your drywall in Colorado Springs. We specialize texturing drywall to professionally blend it with the rest of your walls to make it look like it never happened.
Painting and Trim Installation
Painting is one of the easiest ways to change how your home looks, but it is not an easy project to tackle on your own. Most homeowners simply don't have the time, experience, or tools to handle full painting projects. Let our professional handymen in Colorado Springs take care of your interior and exterior painting needs with industry knowledge, experience, and tools. We don't just do painting, we also take care of trim installation as well. Therefore, if you have your eye on new crown molding, baseboard trim, or something else to give your home some flair, let us know.
Customizing your house with certain elements of carpentry makes it actually feel like your home, and makes it function just as you need it to. Built-in furniture pieces like bookshelves or tables, installing a wall to divide a room, reconfiguring your kitchen layout—we've done a bit of everything, so tell us how you want to customize your home, and we can get it done with our services.
The roof on your home is your number one line of protection from the elements. If it is leaking or has significant hail or wind damage, getting professional repairs quickly is an all-out must. We offer roof repair for several types of roofing materials, from metal roofing to asphalt shingles and everything in between. We work with all insurance carriers if the damage is large enough to justify and insurance claim.
Take care of the exterior appearance of your home through regular siding repair and maintenance. Vinyl or aluminum siding, stucco siding, and other types of home siding can be repaired, and many types of siding need regular maintenance. Even stucco, brick, or stone siding needs some occasional repair or maintenance.
Light Plumbing and Electrical Work
Perhaps you need a few pipes replaced in your bathroom, a new faucet installed in your sink, or some other small plumbing issue. Maybe you have a light switch that's not functioning or you want a ceiling fan installed. Our handyman services can help you with light plumbing and electrical work if you need it. Our craftsmen have dedicated their lives to perfecting their craft and we look forward to providing you with the perfect solution to your problem!
Let our handyman service in Colorado Springs help you out with installing new flooring in your home. Carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate, vinyl—we have the skills and tools to give your home’s flooring a makeover. We can even help you pick out the best-quality flooring options that match the value of your home.
Tile is an awesome covering for bathrooms walls, backsplashes, and the floor as well. If you've got tile that is breaking or the grout is falling out, we can help you with tile repair in Colorado Springs.
We leave the heavy landscaping changes to those pros in the field, but we still help you out if there are light landscaping projects that need to be handled. Let us help you with those small landscaping tasks you've been meaning to take care of.
Regardless of what project we tackle as a professional handyman service, you can always count on us using the highest quality tools and materials. Furthermore, we have the proper insurance to protect you and your home. Reach out to us at Homefix in Colorado Springs so we can discuss your project in greater detail.
Taking Care of Your House Pays Off
As a homeowner, there are always things that need to be fixed around your house. We bet you can think of 3 things that could use some tender loving care in 3 seconds or less. Old flaky paint jobs, a deck that needs sealed or resealed, leaky faucets and/or pipes, ripped screens, electrical issues, improper insulation, siding that needs to be replaced, crumbling stucco, wind damaged roof and/or fence, the list goes on and on.
It's tempting to neglect those things and put them on the bottom of the priority list because they are easy to live with. These are all things that will eventually will end up on the inspection report when you go to sell your house. The longer that you wait to fix them, the worse they will get. Those little fixes won't get better with time, it's a Murphy's Law thing.
But if you get those little fixes knocked out one-by-one instead of neglecting them, over time you'll end up saving a lot of money. You'll also have a beautiful, efficient, and functional place to call home. Then, when you go to sell your home, you'll benefit from a clean inspection report (a rare thing indeed) and you'll have put yourself in position to sell for top dollar by separating your house from the competition.
Building Codes For Handyman Services in Colorado Springs, CO
Just like other places, there are building codes in Colorado Springs that we have to adhere to when our handyman service pros head to a job site. Naturally, we can't list every single code here and codes can even vary by region, but some of the codes that come up often include:
- Floating walls in the basement
- Egress window specifications in basements
- Smoke and CO2 detector requirements
- Types of materials that can be used in certain areas (ie: tempered glass in bathrooms)
- Locations of electrical outlets and switches
Needless to say, we are careful to adhere to any building codes with all of our projects. You can trust us to ensure every project we do is within the guidelines of state and local government policies.
Colorado State Requirements to Be a Handyman
In the state of Colorado, handyman services do not require a license to repair homes. But we are also a general contractor, which does in fact require a license. We are licensed in El Paso County, Teller County, Douglas County, and Pueblo County. Rest assured, at Homefix, we make sure every employee has the necessary skills, training, and experience to perform client requests in a way that leaves our customers happy.
Interested in learning more about the local handyman services we offer here in the greater Colorado Springs area? Give us a call today at (719) 304-8243 or contact our team online to setup an appointment and don’t forget to request an estimate!
How much is a handyman per hour?
Typically, a handyman costs between $65 and $90 per hour depending on how many hours and what the scope of work is. The most reliable handyman services do not charge by the hour but by the job. They will provide a fixed price estimate so that you are not surprised by an unexpected high invoice at the end.
What are some handyman services?
Drywall repair, fence repair, deck repair, painting, bathroom tile, flooring repairs, window and door repair, replace a light fixture, trim and carpentry services, replace a sink faucet, replace a toilet, and many many more…
Do you need a license to work as a handyman?
It depends on the scope of work, but most repairs do not require a license. In fact, there is no such thing as a “handyman license” in Colorado Springs. If you want to do larger remodeling projects that require a permit, you will want to obtain a Class C residential contractors license.
What does a handyman license cover?
There is no such thing as a handyman license in Colorado Springs. If you want to become a licensed residential contractor, you will want to apply for the class “C” license. This will allow you to do almost any project related to residential construction and remodeling.