Everyone likes to save money where they can— but if you’re thinking about attempting DIY roof repair (or replacement) because you’re hoping to save a few bucks, we’re here to caution against it.
Think about it—if you were having problems with your home’s electrical system, would you try to handle that by yourself? Or, if your garage door motor jammed suddenly, would you rush to YouTube, watch some videos, and climb up there with a ladder and a screwdriver? We’re guessing your answer to both of those questions is a resounding “no.” Below are just a few of the reasons you should leave roof repair to an expert.
You could fall
Roofing contractors understand how to do their job safely. Remember, your roof is quite a distance from the ground, and if you’re not careful, you run the risk of falling and seriously injuring yourself. If you suspect your roof may have a leak, or that repairs might need to be done, please call a licensed roofer. They’ll be amply happy to provide you with a free, no-cost roof inspection.
You won’t have a warranty to fall back on
If you do the job yourself and the workmanship isn’t up to par, you won’t have any recourse. Also, worth mentioning, is that companies that make roofing materials don’t provide warranties unless the materials were installed by a professional roofer. Why? Because they assume that if a licensed contractor didn’t do the job, that the job was done incorrectly. Yes, you might save some cash on the front end of the job, but if you need to hire someone to replace what you didn’t do right, you could wind up spending significantly more.
A licensed roofer can get the job done faster
Lastly, licensed, experienced roofers know to maximize their time and work efficiently. Roof repair / replacement is what they do every day, Monday through Friday, 12-months a year. If you try to re-roof your home by yourself, it could take you up to 2 weeks. On the other hand, professionals can often get the job done in less than 4 days.
For more information about the downsides of DIY roof repair and DIY roof replacement, or to learn more about the benefits of hiring a licensed, professional roofer, we can help. Call our office today to speak with an expert.