Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Can I repair my roof myself? Between YouTube tutorials, DIY websites, and word-of-mouth, there is a lot of information out there on how to repair or even replace roofing. These sources can be excellent ways of making you a more knowledgeable consumer, but let's be honest: all the online tutorials in the world will still not give you the same expertise as a certified and trained roofing contractor.
The real question is should you repair your roof yourself? The answer is probably not. There are two main reasons you should most likely not be trying to repair your roof on your own:
1. Firstly, the process can be very dangerous if you are not trained to take the appropriate precautions to ensure your safety. Even something as simple as a windy day can be enough to injure you if you're not used to navigating your roof – while you may not be afraid of heights, contractors spend so much of their time on roofs that they are well-equipped to deal with steep or dangerous conditions in a way the average person may not be.
2. Additionally, the expense of trying to repair the roof yourself may end up being greater than if you were to hire a professional contractor. Installing a new roof must be done quickly to minimize exposure to the elements and a single, inexperienced person will likely struggle to finish the installation in a timely manner. Using incorrect materials or improper installment will also decrease the longevity of your roof, forcing you to replace it sooner than you would need to otherwise. Finally, insurance will often only cover work completed by a certified contractor.
Better safe than sorry has never rung more true. When it comes to such an important job, it is more than worthwhile to invest in a professional contractor. If financing roof repair or replacement seems daunting, we recommend looking into financing options that will decrease the cost burden on your family. In the end, hiring a contractor will actually decrease the total cost of your roof and give you the priceless gift of ensuring your safety. If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us today to find out more about how a certified contractor can transform your roofing experience.