Posted on: 21 August 2020
With more people staying at home this year, there has been a resurgence in DIY projects. DIY projects can be a great way to gain confidence, develop knowledge about your home, and save money. However, there are a few parts of your home that should be left to the professionals, and roofing is one of them. There are several reasons why you may want to rethink starting a DIY project on your roof.
Keep Yourself Safe
Many people think the only risk of working on a roof comes from the height. However, even if you are comfortable with heights, roofing can involve working with heavy materials and machinery on slippery, uneven surfaces at significant heights. It is the combination of these three things that creates a safety risk. Professionally trained roofers often work in pairs or teams with significant safety equipment that homeowners often don't have.
Keep Your Home Safe
Roofing issues can quickly lead to other issues within your home including structural issues and water damage. To prevent these issues from getting out of hand, it is important to repair your roof quickly and correctly the first time around. This means you should not only hire a professional but one with excellent references who you can trust to do a good job.
Ensure Your Warranty
Most materials need to be installed by an approved professional for the manufacturer to honor the warranty. While this is commonly known, you may not know that working on your own roof can void a warranty that has already started. Even if you complete a small repair, your warranty may no longer be valid. This is an important thing to consider before starting any projects and a great reason to hire a professional who has training and certification for your particular roofing materials.
Potentially Save Money
Many homeowners choose DIY projects to save money. However, there are several reasons why hiring a professional can actually save you money. First, a professional often gets discounts on materials, which can save you a significant amount of money. Second, a professional can thoroughly assess your roof and only complete necessary repairs, which can save you from unnecessarily replacing your whole roof. Finally, many homeowners start a project only to call in a professional when the project becomes too complex. By starting with a professional, you can save your initial time and money.
While there are many benefits to DIY projects, it is important to select which ones you complete carefully. For the more dangerous and complex projects like roofing, always call a professional.Share