Everyone wants to save money when and where they can. For example, if you want to paint your living room, there’s a cost savings associated with doing it yourself as opposed to hiring a painting contractor. However, there are lots of other DIY projects you shouldn’t try to handle yourself. If you’re not an electrician, you shouldn’t try to require your kitchen. Similarly, if you’re not a licensed roofer, you shouldn’t attempt to repair or replace your roofing system.
You could get seriously hurt if you attempt to do the job yourself
Roofing contractors understand how to repair and replace roofing systems in a safe and secure manner. If you try to handle this yourself, you run the risk of serious injury. Also, of note, is that if you ask a friend, neighbor, or coworker to help you, they could get hurt as well. The risk to your personal safety is in no way worth the money you think you could save by doing the job yourself.
You won’t have a warranty
When you work with a roofing contractor you should receive a materials and workmanship warranty. If the job isn’t done right (or the materials are faulty), you’ll have a warranty to fall back on. On the other hand, if you attempt to do the job yourself, you won’t have any recourse. You also won’t get a materials warranty. Why? Because the companies that make roofing materials want to ensure that the materials are installed correctly. If you’re not a licensed roofing contractor, the materials manufacturer will assume the job wasn’t done right. Suffice to say, any warranty you would have received, will be automatically voided.
You could damage your roofing system
If your car engine is making a strange noise, you likely understand that you shouldn’t open up the hood and start tinkering around and taking things apart. Why? Because if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could do a heck of a lot of damage. The same holds true for roof repair / roof replacement. Not only do you run the risk of damaging your roof, the damage you cause could cost thousands of dollars to repair.
If you need help with roof repair or roof replacement in Bonita Springs, CA, don’t try to do the job yourself. Call our office today to schedule a free, no-cost estimate.