When we purchase a home, we know we are making a significant investment. To protect that investment, we need to do what we can as homeowners to keep the property in good condition. Part of that responsibility is the roof.
While it may be tempting to DIY as much stuff around the home as possible to save on money, the roof is one thing you don't want to DIY, and here's why.
You Won't Save As Much As You Think
You really won't end up saving as much money as you think you will when you go through with any DIY roofing. If you need a roof replacement, it is a big investment of both your time and money. It should be okay for you to replace a few missing shingles here and there, but it is best to leave it to the professionals when it comes to a total roof replacement or larger repairs.
A professional roofing company can identify all damage and make the necessary repairs. You will also receive a warranty on the labor, something you can't get if you try to do the work yourself.
You Can Void the Warranty
Most roofing materials are guaranteed as long as a professional roofing contractor installs them. If you install the roof yourself or make repairs, you may void the warranty you have on your roofing materials. This means if there is damage in the future, you may end up paying out of pocket.
DIY Roofing Isn't Safe
While it may look easy enough to install or repair your residential roof, this is not always the case. When you are on the roof, there are several hazards, including the sloping roof, weather, power tools you may be using, and the height. Professional roofing contractors have practice doing what they do and are experienced. They can get the roofing done faster and get it done right.
If you are on the roof making repairs, then it is because the roof is already damaged as well. This further complicates the situation when you try to do the repairs yourself because it is already an unsafe environment. The roof may be sagging, there may be cracks in the masonry or buckling ceilings.
Why You Should Call Professional Roofers
For all these reasons and more, DIY residential roofing is something that should be avoided whenever possible. The roof can add both style and value to your home, so you want to be assured that it is installed correctly and properly maintained.
For this, you need a professional and experienced roofing company to come in, assess the damage, and offer recommendations on repairs or a replacement.
For more information on residential roofing or to have someone come and inspect the roof for damage, contact the experts at ACR Contracting, Inc today and avoid making DIY roof repairs yourself.