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.
Here are a couple things to consider before you DIY your roof
Mistakes during a DIY roof project can lead to costly repairs in the future. This is a common theme when we repair do-it-yourself jobs. The skills needed to properly replace shingles and repair roof leaks, take time to develop. Improperly installed shingles using the wrong tools and techniques can lead to serious problems with your roof down the road. If the professionals you hire do a bad job repairing the roof of your home, you can call them again, and they will do it for free. DIY roofing projects gone wrong will just lead to more costly repairs.
Professional Roofers get business discounts for buying in bulk. You do not want to use inferior materials on your roof, which will need to be replaced again and you may end up spending twice the time and money on the project. If you factor in the value of your time and the cost of repairing your own roof, it is comparable to the cost of hiring experienced roofers to do the job right the first time.
When it comes to roof repairs, whether it’s repairing a few shingles, or replacing your whole roof; it’s a dangerous and tedious job. DIY roof repairs are one of the most dangerous home projects to do yourself. The risk of falls due to a lack of special equipment such as anti-slip matting, helmets, and restraints. Not to mention most DIY projects are up against time restraints; mistakes happen when trying to rush through a job to complete it in a day or weekend create potential safety hazards of taking on a roofing project.
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.
Aesthetics are Important
When a professional is working on your roof, they need to consider both the roof’s function and beauty. After all, your roof is a key part of your home’s curb appeal. It takes practice and skill to install a shingle roof that will look good, never mind one that could delight your potential buyers. In order to receive the best results, a professional roofer will focus on properly applying the shingles based on the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
DIY Roofing may Reduce Your Home Value
DIY roofing can also cost you money when it comes time to sell your home. Home inspectors will notice damage and mistakes made in your roof. Few buyers will be interested in a home that needs extensive roofing, especially one that may no longer be covered by a limited warranty. Your DIY roofing repairs could lower your home value or simply make your home harder to sell.
Roofing Takes Experience and Isn’t as Easy as It Looks.
Professionals are called Professionals for a reason. Roofing Professionals have the training, certification, and insurance needed to do the job properly the first time. Avoid DIY roofing disasters and leave it to the capable hands of roofing professionals at Industry Elite. Whatever type of roofing you have, Industry Elite will spot the issues and help you repair them before they get worse. Contact Us For a Free Estimate!