If you’re handy around the house, you may be wondering if you can reroof your home on your own. You have the time, you have some tools and you have a few buddies from work who have said they’ll be willing to lend a helping hand.
How hard can it be? You’re smart, you’re capable and you’ve seen a bunch of online DIY roof replacement videos. Do you really need to pay a roofer to do the job for you?
The answer is a resounding “yes!”
If you’re not a licensed roofer this is definitely not a job you should try to tackle on your own. Below are just a few reasons you should steer clear of DIY roof replacement in Denver.
Warranty? What warranty?
When you hire a Denver roofer to reroof your home you should receive a warranty on both materials and workmanship, but if you do the job on your own, you can kiss the materials warranty good bye. Why? Because the manufacturer will only offer a warranty if they have assurances that the job was done correctly. If you’re not a licensed roofer, they company will assume the work was not done right, which will void any warranty you would have received.
If you make mistakes you may not notice them until it’s too late
If you don’t install flashing properly, you’re likely to have leaks. Just because water isn’t dripping into your home that doesn’t mean that moisture isn’t collecting beneath your shingles. An experienced, licensed roofer will know how to reroof a home properly. A DIY weekend warrior is far more likely to make mistakes—and mistakes can be very expensive to fix.
A roofer can get the job done faster
Reroofing a home takes quite a bit of time—and if you don’t know what you’re doing, it will take you far longer to reroof your home. The average roof replacement will take between 3 and 4 days- but only if an experienced, licensed roofer does the job. If you’ve never done this type of work and you attempt to do it on your own, it’s going to take you much, much longer.
Roofers know how to do the work safely
When you work with a reputable roofing company in Denver you’ll be hiring contractors who know what the work entails, how to do it in the correct steps and how to do the work safely. Each year, thousands of people find themselves in the emergency room after they injure themselves while trying to reroof their home. The risk simply isn’t worth it!
Call Capital Roofing & Restoration Today
At Capital Roofing and Restoration, we have years of experience in reroofing homes in Northern Colorado. We have experience in working with all types of roofing materials and we can help you understand the pros and cons of each one.
If you’re considering a DIY roof replacement—step away from the YouTube videos!
Call us today at 720-542-8715 to schedule a free roof replacement estimate.