10 Jobs You Can Hire Without Going Face-to-Face

Paul Pogue
Written by Paul Pogue
Updated March 20, 2020
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These outdoor jobs allow contractors to come to your home, complete the task and accept payment electronically, all with no face-to-face contact.

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You can keep the projects at your home going and support local businesses at the same time. Plus, outdoor projects extend your family’s living space, which will come in handy right now.

  • Gutter cleaning: Clean gutters play a vital role in protecting not only your roof but your yard and foundation as well. This is a vital and often overlooked element of home maintenance, so don’t skip it this spring.

  • Driveway repair: Cracks and poor sealing in your driveway need to be addressed before they become big problems. Wear and tear over the winter and spring tend to generate new problems, so repair them now before summer hits.

  • Exterior painting: An exterior paint job is a quick and effective way to brighten up your home’s look. New home colors are a big decision, though, so consult with your painter and perhaps a design Pro about the best options. This is a particularly good opportunity to use digital photos and video to communicate.

  • Fencing: Check your existing fence for any winter/spring damage and hire a professional contractor to repair it if needed. Or consider installing a new one to improve privacy and give your exterior a polished look.

  • Lawn irrigation: If you have an existing sprinkler system, it needs to be inspected and tuned up by a professional in spring. And if you’ve been thinking about installing one, it’s the ideal season to do so.

  •  Decks and porches: Existing outdoor wood structures need to be resealed every few years. And if you’ve been thinking about building a new one, the time is right to find a deck designer to build the perfect one for you.

  • Tree service: This is an essential outdoor task this season. Trimming your trees keeps them healthy and ensures safety for your yard and house by limiting falling branches.

  • Lawn and yard work: A wide variety of services are available that don’t involve you stepping past your door. Lawn aeration, delivering and laying mulch, installing sod and many other spring tasks can help keep your lawn in great condition.

  • Power washing: This can wipe off months of buildup on your home’s exterior in a few minutes, leaving you with a shiny, bright house. Power washing and pressure washing involve specialized tools and skills, so it’s best left to an expert.

  • Siding: Replacing siding is a big job, usually taking about two weeks, but all of it happens outside. If you want to make a big, bold statement, a new siding job is an excellent way to do it.

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