Shrink Wrapping NJ: Are you thinking about prepping your outdoor furniture and other items for shrink wrapping this fall? You may be asking yourself: should I do it myself or hire a professional? The answer is always “hire a professional,” due to the high heat and precision involved. These trained professionals know what they’re doing and will ensure a comprehensive, safe, and efficient job.
You can’t learn all there is to know about shrink wrapping by watching a YouTube video. Let’s compare DIY shrink wrap and professional shrink wrap in regards to cost and quality so you can make an informed decision.
Is it Worth Your Time?
DIY shrink wrap is a time-consuming job. You must shop for and buy all the items on the to-do list, then either pick them up with a truck or wait for them to arrive. Next, you have to factor in the time you spend watching video tutorials and reading online guides, learning where to put the supports and vents.
Then you have to dedicate a whole day or weekend to handle the actual project. If you make a wrong move, you may end up having to pay a professional to come and fix what you did anyway. Hiring someone to handle a job for you is basically exchanging your money for their time, so let the pros do it.
Is it Worth it to Buy All the Equipment?
Do you think you’ll save money by doing the shrink wrapping yourself? This is a common misconception. You may end up spending more on shrink wrap and related equipment than if you just hired someone to do it. Planning to wrap a boat? Prices start between $25 and $60 per foot for boats under 30 feet, so a 20-foot deck boat at $43 per foot would cost you about $860.
- You’ll need to buy a propane-fired heat gun, which costs between $600 and $1200.
- You’ll need to buy the shrink wrap itself, which runs a couple hundred dollars.
- You’ll need to pick up some tape, adhesive spray, stick-on vents, film knife, desiccant bags, and strapping.
Let’s say you don’t even mind coughing up all that money to do it yourself; there’s always the issue of insurance. With professionals who are licensed and insured, you’re not liable for any accidents that happen in your yard. If you DIY the project and fall off a ladder or burn yourself with the gun, you’re on your own.
From failure to place supports high enough off the windshield that can lead to cracks and shatters to holding the heat gun too close to the shrink wrap, which can result in a spark and ignition, there are lots of things that can go wrong. Hiring a company with skilled workers and insurance will serve to reduce your liability.
As you can imagine, a DIY project is a time consuming and expensive proposition. Save your money and time, and let Clearview do it for you!
Contact Clearview Washing
If you decide to go the professional route, get a free quote on our timely and affordable shrink wrapping services when you contact us at 732-462-1187.