5 Differences Between DIY & Professional Shower Repair

When the shower in your Nashville home has seen better days, it’s time to either repair or replace it. Maybe you’ve thought about trying to repair it on your own, thinking it will save you time and money. Before refinishing those nicks, cracks, and holes on your own, review these five differences between DIY repairs and professional shower refinishing from Tub Tile & Tops.

5 Differences Between DIY & Professional Shower Repair

1. Appearance

Repairing or refinishing your shower requires the use of tools like rollers and brushes. In DIY shower repair, these will provide an adequate finish, but they may also leave brush marks and drips on the wall. After our professional repairs are completed, your shower will be smooth and streak-free as if it were brand new.

2. Colors

Most over-the-counter shower repair kits offer only two colors — white or almond. Many professional refinishing companies, like Tub Tile & Tops, can refinish your shower in a wide range of colors. They can also match the existing color, even if it’s an older model, or they can create a new one altogether.

3. Time

A typical DIY shower repair can take an entire day out of your schedule. Plus, you need to let it dry for at least 24 hours before using it. When our technicians arrive at your home, we are there for anywhere from three to five hours and the shower will be ready to use within four hours of the completed repair.

4. Durability 

If you choose to tackle the shower repair on your own, you can expect it to last for about two years. When you choose Tub Tile & Tops to refinish your shower, the newly repaired shower will last from 10 to 15 years, as long as you clean and maintain it regularly.

5. Work Crews

Performing DIY shower repairs requires only you or a friend if you ask someone for assistance. When we perform professional shower repairs, we send skilled and experienced work crews to your home, and our courteous technicians provide a quick and mess-free service.

Affordable Shower Repairs in Nashville

Take advantage of our affordable and professional shower refinishing and repairs in the Nashville area. Request a quote or call us today at (615) 469-0756. We also offer tile refinishing, counter refinishing, and sink refinishing for our residential and commercial clients.

Source: Wallender, Lee. “DIY Tub and Shower Finishing vs. Professional Finishing.” Web article. The Spruce. Dotdash Meredith, 31 Jul. 2020. Web. 20 Jan. 2023.

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