DIY vs Hiring A Roofing Contractor
There’s nothing quite like the satisfying feeling of a DIY project gone right—when you can step back and look at the shelf you installed or the deck you built, knowing that it was your blood, sweat and tears that went into the finished product.
Whether it’s painting a fence or unclogging a drain, people love doing their own home repairs. But even the handiest people sometimes wonder whether they should attempt to fix their own roofs. And for several reasons which we will explain below, without the proper training and tools, we urge strong caution before heading up on your roof. Maybe hiring a roofing contractor is right for you.
Should I Hire A Roofing Contractor?
One of the main reasons why you should consider hiring a roofing contractor is for safety. If you’ve ever walked along a steep roof before, you know that it’s a lot different up close than looking at it from the ground. Trained roofers bring along harnesses and safety.
You also don’t want to do more harm than good, which is often the case with home roof repairs. Roof Repairs takes precision, patience and care to install properly, and a faulty job can lead to leaks and even hazardous situations. Roofing contractors also have all the proper equipment to make the job go smoothly. It’s hard to put a price tag on the peace of mind that comes with hiring a roofing contractor to fix a job as important as your roof.
Warranties Can Be Nullified
And besides, many manufacturers require licensed professionals to install their product, and will nullify the warranty if the products are used in a home repair situation. By doing this, manufacturers show that they will not be held accountable for shoddy labour as home roof repairs often fail much sooner than professional jobs. It just goes to show how important it is to hire someone with the knowledge and skills to fix or repair roofs.
At Taves Roofing, we understand the desire to want to take on your own home projects, and in many cases we recommend it. We love seeing people take pride in their homes and the work they put into them. But roofing can be a treacherous undertaking and we recommend that before you attempt to climb up that ladder and walk across that roof of yours, you consider if it’s worth the risk.