Regardless as to whether you think your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, it’s always best to hire a professional. For example, if your tooth started to hurt, would you hop on YouTube and watch some dental tutorials, and try to fix the problem yourself? We’re guessing your answer is “no.”
Dental work may be a lot more technical than roof repair, but you understand the value (and importance) of hiring the right person for the job. If you cut corners, hired someone who didn’t go to dental school, or you tried to fill a cavity yourself, there are countless things that could go wrong.
Below are just a few of the reasons you should always hire the right professional for roof replacement and /or repair.
If you do the job yourself, you won’t have a warranty to fall back on
When you work with a licensed roofer the company you hire will provide you with both workmanship and materials warranties. If the work was not completed properly due to poor workmanship, or your new roof begins to fail due to problems with the materials, the company will fix the problem, at no cost to you, as long as you’re still under warranty.
On the other hand, if you do the job yourself and you don’t get something right (and your roof starts to leak the next time a storm rolls in), you won’t have a workmanship warranty to fall back on. Also of note, is that even if the materials you purchased were faulty, if you do the work yourself, you’ll automatically void any materials warranty you would have otherwise had.
Because the company that manufactured the roofing materials will assume that unless they were installed by a professional roofer, that they were not installed properly.
You could get hurt
Professional roofers spend hundreds of hours each year working atop homes, condominiums, and office complexes. Not only do they understand how to get the job done right, they also understand how to get jobs done safely. Each year, thousands of people find themselves in an emergency room as a result of an attempted DIY roof repair. Please, please leave this job to an expert.
If you need help with roof repair, roof inspections, or you’re wondering if it’s time to reroof your home, we can help. Call Kleinberger Corporation today to speak with a local expert you can trust.