Homeowners trying to be practical with their money will likely take on a number of home improvement projects on their own. DIY projects are fun, challenging, and fulfilling if you get them right.
When it comes to major work like re-roofing, however, doing it yourself is not the best approach, especially if you don’t have significant experience working with roofs. Here’s why:
1. It takes experience
The blogs and YouTube videos you find online won’t be enough for you to handle a major roof repair. It takes years of training and on-the-job experience to identify the many problems associated with a roofing system; add a few more years to actually manage these issues. A licensed residential roofing contractor has years of experience under their belt that no amount of videos and blogs can match.
2. There’s a huge chance you actually won’t save money
If you’ve never done any roofing or repair work before, you likely don’t know (or won’t have) all the materials you’ll need. Chances are, you’ll buy a lot and end up not using everything. If you damage any of your tools or equipment while doing the repairs, you’ll need to replace those, too.
Also, unlike if you work with a professional roofer, you won’t have a warranty to fall back on should you damage your new materials. When you need a roof replacement service, it’s not worth it to gamble a few hundred dollars on the slim chance that you can successfully pull of a major DIY project.
3. You’ll be putting yourself in danger
Roofing professionals undergo safety training before they can get a license to offer residential roof repair services. Homeowners lack the safety training and knowledge to do this job without putting themselves at risk. It’s not worth risking your back (or life) just to try and save a few bucks when professionals can do it for you.
Avoid these dangers and mistakes by working with professionals. For homeowners in Bowling Green, OH, and nearby areas, Clear Choice Exteriors is the clear choice for all your roofing needs. From roof repairs to replacement, we provide everything you need to feel safe and protected again. Call our hotline (419) 435-2161 or use this form to get your free estimate.