Do-it-yourself home repairs provide a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction for many homeowners. Sure, there are tasks that are safe to do on your own, but there are others that are too complex and are best left in the hands of the professionals, including roofing repairs. Find out why it is not only dangerous for you but also for your roof.
Risk of Personal Injury
Attempting to repair your own roof comes with a high risk of personal injury. You’ll be working at a considerable height, which is inherently dangerous. Any inexperienced homeowner is at risk of falling and getting injured while climbing up the ladder while carrying tools and equipment. It would make better sense to let the professionals do the job since they have the skills and knowledge to do roofing work. Plus, they rely on their experience, especially in taking safety precautions, to protect themselves from getting injured.
Lack of Professional Expertise
Going the DIY route is never a good idea because you are likely not knowledgeable enough to properly assess and identify the roofing issue. You might have the right tools for the job, but it isn’t certain whether the technique you saw on a video tutorial will address the problem. Furthermore, you may not know which materials or techniques are best suited for your specific roof. This could lead to a poor repair job that could cause further damage or require more time, effort and money to fix in the future.
DIY roof repairs can do more damage than when you let a roofer do them outright. For one, there’s the tendency to focus on one section of the roof while ignoring the rest. You might think the job’s done but you failed to take into consideration the other aspects of the system. Such a mistake exposes your roof to further damage.
Many homeowners go the DIY route with their roof in an attempt to save thousands of dollars on labor costs. For them, purchasing tools and roofing materials are expensive enough. However, more often than not, it generally ends up costing them more. In the end, they’ll hire a professional to fix the issue, especially if it is caused by a single error done during the DIY repair.
Voided Warranty and Insurance Coverage
If you make DIY roof repairs, your manufacturer’s warranty and insurance coverage could be voided. Warranties often require repairs to be made by certified professionals. Most insurance companies won’t cover damage from improper repairs.
The risks of personal injury and further damage to your roof make it clear that hiring a professional roofer is the safer, wiser choice. For roof repair or maintenance, Quality Assurance Roofing is the name you can trust. Call us at (479) 279-8500, or fill out our online form today to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Fayetteville, AR, and the surrounding communities.