As a homeowner, you have a lot of responsibilities. Keeping the house clean, the yard mowed, the fridge stocked. However, most people forget about one of the most important aspects of a home – the roof over their heads.
When it comes to needing roof repairs, DIY roofing won’t cut it. Not only is it dangerous, but any mistakes you make can lead to damages to your home, voided insurance policies, and extravagant expenses.
Not sure? Keep reading to understand why you should think twice about DIY roof repairs.
Most roofs are a lot steeper than they look from the ground. Many homeowners are shocked the first time they get up on their roof They don’t expect the pitch to be so steep nor the elevation to be so high.
Without experience working on roofs or the proper safety equipment, DIY roofing can quickly turn dangerous, if not deadly. Remember, it’s one thing to go up to your roof to inspect things, and quite another to work up there with tools and materials. Avoid ladder accidents and injurious or deadly falls off of the roof and hire the professionals instead.
With training, experience, and expertise comes efficiency. As a homeowner attempting DIY roofing, don’t expect to get done in a hurry. Things will go quite slowly if you’re trying to figure out what you’re doing while doing it.
Additionally, if you do anything wrong, you’ll have to spend even more time undoing the previous work and doing it the right way. They say time is money, we think it’s more valuable. Time is the one thing you can spend and never earn back.
Another important factor to look at when considering DIY roofing is the cost. Sure, doing your own roofing repair job on your house could save you money, but it also has a strong potential of costing you more of it in the future.
DIY roofing can save you money upfront. However, if you made any mistakes you’re looking at big expenses down the road. If your home or other possessions get water damage because of a leaky roof, your insurance policy may be voided by your DIY work.
You may be stuck paying (even if just the deductible) for water damage, mold remediation, destroyed personal items, and the subsequent roof repair.
One of the greatest benefits of skipping DIY roofing and going with the professionals is the warranties that come with the job. For example, if you buy shingles with a warranty but install them yourself, their warranty will be voided.
However, when professional roofers install or repair a roof, the manufacturer warranties are valid. Not only that, but most roofing companies further guarantee their work. For example, we offer a GAF 10-year workmanship warranty with any roof installation.
Finally, let’s talk about the quality of work on a job. More often than not, while walking through a home, you can tell the difference between DIY projects and professionally built furniture or decor.
Experienced professionals in any job have a highly tuned attention to detail. They know how to accurately measure, to assemble, and finish their work for the most aesthetically pleasing result possible. Not only that, but their finished product will be built to last.
Need to Skip DIY Roofing and Hire the Pros?
If your roof needs repaired, replaced, or inspected, you’ve come to the right place. Please, save yourself the hassle, time, costs, and potential injuries of DIY roofing.
We are here for you, just contact us and let us know what you need!