Leave it to the Pros: Why DIY Roofing Is Not a Good Idea

Leave it to the Pros: Why DIY Roofing Is Not A Idea

DIY projects can be fun and you can learn a lot from them, however, there are just some projects you shouldn’t not do on your own – roofing should be number one in that list.

Roofing is one of the most dangerous jobs in America and professionals get hurt every day. Every year, more than 500,000 Americans are injured falling off roofs. Saving some bucks on the project should not be a priority over your life. Read to find out more on why roofing should not be your next project.

Very Dangerous 

  • You can seriously get injured. If you get injured and you have to miss days off of work, are you really saving any money? Not to mention the medical bills! 
  • Do you have the safety equipment to work on your roof? Are you doing it by yourself or is someone helping you? Have you done this type of project before? These are the type of questions you need to ask yourself if you are considering doing it on your own. 

More Complicated Than It Looks

  • Roofing may seem easy to some but there are so many components and moving parts. It is not just about installing a roof, it is about the underlayment, ice and water shield, the gutters – it is an entire roofing system.
  • You also need the knowledge and skills on how to correctly install the roof – professionals know how to do it correctly and in a timely manner. 

No Warranty 

  • You do not get any warranty when you do it yourself and it may cost you more if you have to fix or re-do anything. 
  • Materials always come with instructions on proper installation; you void manufacturer warranty if you do not do it correctly. 

You may save some money, but it is really worth to put your life at risk without guarantee on the quality of the job? The roof is a crucial part of the home and not worth the long-term risks it can cause. Incorrect installation can put your house structure at risk and can greatly impact the resale value. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help! 

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