If you’re among the millions of Americans who considers themselves to be a little bit handy, you should know there’s a big difference between unclogging a sink and repairing your roof. Yes, you might be able to save yourself some money if you try to repair (or replace) your roof yourself, but you should also know that the job could wind up costing you a lot more in the long run.
For example, if your garage door suddenly jammed, would you hop online to try to find DIY repair videos, or would you pause for a minute to think about how heavy a garage door is (and how dangerous garage door springs can be). Could you maybe handle the repair on your own? Possibly. Would you be putting yourself (and your garage door system) at serious risk in the event you made a mistake? Yes.
Below are just a few of the reasons you should avoid DIY roof repair.
You could get seriously injured
How much experience do you have spending hours at a time on a roof? We’re guessing the answer is “little to none.” If you’re not an experienced roofer you’ll be far more likely to fall and injure yourself. Data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows that during the year 2020, falls, slips, and trips were the main cause of death for roofing contractors. The report also found that roofing was still among the deadliest occupations in the nation. Suffice to say, roof repair / roof replacement should be left to a professional.
You won’t have anyone to turn to if the job isn’t done right
If you hire a professional roofing contractor and the job isn’t done correctly, you’ll have both a materials and workmanship warranty to turn to. If the materials are faulty, the company will replace them. If the workmanship was faulty, they’ll send another crew out to redo the job.
On the other hand, if you attempt a DIY roofing job (and the work isn’t done right), you won’t have anywhere to turn. Instead, you’ll need to call a qualified, experienced roofing company and hire them to redo the job.
Like we said earlier, DIY roof repair / replacement can wind up costing you a lot more in the long run. For more information about the benefits of hiring an experienced company, call our office today to speak with an expert.