The Dangers of a DIY Roof Project
Taking care of your home yourself may give you great pride and satisfaction. While there are some projects that you can do yourself, your roofing repairs should be left to the professionals. Just because you are not afraid to take on a new project doesn’t mean that you should. Without the proper training and experience your DIY roofing project can turn into a disaster. According to a Zillow survey, nearly 40 percent of homeowners who had undertaken their home DIY projects regretted their decision. Even if the tutorials on the internet sound simple to you, even the most basic roofing projects can transform into a problem that is much more complicated. Here are the reasons you should hire a professional rather than attempting your DIY project.
Experience- Professional roof contractors have the experience and knowledge needed when it comes to fixing your roof. When you hire a professional roof contractor, you lower the risk of potential problems that can occur to your roof like wear and tear or storm damage. Your roof is the first thing that protects your family from harsh weather, therefore it is important to ensure that your repairs are done flawlessly and professionally. Although it may be tempting to have a family friend to help you with the project, inexperienced roofers can often cause more harm than good. Several areas of your roof need to be repaired or installed in a certain process with the necessary equipment. For these reasons, it is always best to have an experienced contractor fix your roof. Our experts at Roof Advance have 20 years’ experience with the necessary training and equipment to ensure that your roof project is done properly.
Safety- Roofing is considered one of the top 10 dangerous jobs in America. Therefore, you mustn’t put yourself or those around you in a dangerous situation. Even if your DIY seems to require minor repairs, carrying heavy equipment and tools up and down a ladder poses serious safety hazards. Statistics show that in the United States, nearly eight roofers die as a result of falls and injuries. Another possible safety hazard could be a roof collapse due to mold or infestation. Working with an expert like us ensures the safety of you and your family. And that is what we consider- priceless!
Financially Risky- Many homeowners take on DIY roofing projects because think it’s cheaper. The truth is you may end up spending more money on repairs in the long run due to improper installation. Additionally, poor roof installation can produce gaps and cracks that allow air to leak into your home causing your energy bills to skyrocket. If you are worried about the price of your roofing project but want it done professionally, consider our financing options. Here at Roof Advance, we can help you get what you need at an affordable price. You shouldn’t have to settle for lower quality just to save money.
Voiding Warranties- Most roofing companies and products are protected with warranties that cover defects and labor. If you have a warranty on your roof, your warranty can be voided if someone other than a qualified professional performs any work on the roof. Roofing manufacturers do this to protect the roof from damaged DIY projects.
Your roof is one of the most crucial aspects of your home. Your roof is the first thing that protects your property and your family from any potential harm. A roofing project can’t be completed effectively simply by using tutorials or Pinterest boards. Attempting your roofing project can be hazardous, costly, and inconvenient. Contact Roof Advance at (734) 547-6672 or book an appointment online to ensure that your home is projected.