I have had to learn quite a hard lesson over the last 12 months, and that was at the importance of having the right tools for the job. To give you a brief idea of what happened, I was fixing the roof on the garage and although I had been advised by many to ensure that I used coil roofing nails which are easily loaded into the gun and then administered, I decided to use what I had around the home in order to be cost effective. To make a long story short, the roof didn’t fix well enough and it lead to a leak in the garage and the damage of a lot of things which I’d stored in there, needless to say that this was not very cost effective. Here then, is why you should always look to use the right equipment for the job.


Just as I found out, there are certain materials which are used for certain jobs in order to give the best finish or the strongest support and stability. I learned the hard way but you don’t have to, simply make sure that whatever is recommended for the job in hand, that this is what you use when you are completing the job.


Very often one of the most important reasons as to why you have to make sure that you are using the correct materials and equipment is for your own safety. We may think that we can use X machine instead of Y, but the truth is that the advice around which to use comes from a point of both safety and a point of making sure that the job gets done well. If you are able to make sure that you have the correct equipment then you are going to ensure that you stay as safe as you can when completing the job.


Although I as trying to keep costs down when I was doing the roof, the main reason why I should’ve gone for another option was down to the fact that it would have made the job far quicker and I could have been over and done with in no time at all. This is something which I really didn’t have much of an idea about, but I do now.


And of course the cost factors involved in getting the job done right first time are just so important and although you may think that you are lowering the cost of the operation, you are running the risk of making mistakes which is going to increase the overall cost of the job in hand, which of course is nothing more than false economy, quite the opposite of what you are actually looking to achieve.

Use the right tools, select the right materials, and get that job done well, and correctly, first time around.