A leak coming into the attic or noticeably missing shingles are a few signs that your roof may be in need of repairs. While action should be taken immediately to avoid further damage to your home, this doesn’t mean that you should try to fix it yourself. Here are a few reasons why DIY roofing is never a good idea.
Roofing Requires Training
Roof repair is a complicated process and replacing more than just a few shingles requires extensive training and the proper equipment. Professional roofers have the tools and equipment they need to work safely and effectively. Professional roofers have years of experience and are equipped with the skills and knowledge to get the job done right.
It can be difficult to evaluate the health of your roof without a complete roof inspection. When professional roofers inspect a roof, they look for potential hazards along with damage that has already occurred. Being uninformed about the severity of your roof damage can increase the risk of injury. At Birdcreek Roofing, our roofers continually undergo training to ensure that the latest and safest roofing techniques and practices are applied.
The DIY Roofing Saving Myth
Although DIY projects are often opportunities for great savings, it’s not necessarily true for roofing. What starts off as a cheaper alternative can quickly become more expensive when the extra costs of buying your own materials and tools start to add up and in the end, you are forced to hire a professional to redo all the work. Our roofers are trained to identify the problem and provide homeowners with the most cost-effective way to fix it. Not to mention that the majority of replacements and repairs are typically covered by your home insurance!
Before deciding to go through with a DIY roofing project, it’s important to be aware of product warranties. Most roofing material manufacturers will not guarantee materials that haven’t been installed by a professional roofing contractor.
Hopefully, by now you’ve figured out that while the do-it-yourself method may work great for some projects, roofing is not one of them. An improperly or poorly installed roof can really make your home stand out, and not in a good way. On the contrary, a professionally installed or repaired roof can enhance your home’s exterior. Stay safe and don’t waste your time — hire a professional!