Let’s face it, with the plethora of information found on the internet today, many people feel as though they can become an expert in something just by watching a few videos or reading a few guides. That may be true for some things, but when it comes to your home or property’s roof maintenance, that just won’t cut it. Even more so, calling up your cousin, uncle, or a guy from an online ad isn’t the answer either. It’s important to remember that your roof, the one over your head, should require maintenance and inspections done only by experienced professional roofers.
Keep reading to learn the 6 most important reasons you should hire a professional to do your roof maintenance.
1. For Safety
Safety should be one of the top reasons you should hire a professional roofer. Professional roofers have the necessary training and knowledge when it comes to working and walking on roofs, as well as the equipment needed to ensure safety, like ropes and proper shoes.
Without proper experience and training, anything involving roofs and ladders can be dangerous, potentially leading to serious injuries. This is why it is very important to look to a professional when it comes to your roof maintenance.
2. Access to Quality Materials
Another reason it’s beneficial to hire a professional to carry out your roof maintenance is that they have access to the best materials. Aside from having the proper equipment, professional roofers also have access to quality materials and a broader selection of brands, colors, and types of materials that will fit your needs perfectly.
Even though it may be YOUR roof, when was the last time you installed one, or better yet, stood on one? Hiring a professional roofer, with real-world experience should guarantee that your roof is in better hands than your own. Most roofing companies have years of experience, having worked on multiple projects, allowing them to be experts in the craft and skill roof maintenance requires.
4. Saves Money
You will ultimately save money if you choose to hire a professional roofer rather than go the DIY route. As discussed in a recent blog, Why DIY Roof Repairs Could Cost You, up-front costs of a DIY roofing job may be lower, the added costs of additional repairs needed after a poor DIY job is done can add up, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. At the end of the day, you will end up paying more to correct the mistakes you made. By hiring a professional roofer, you will avoid this headache completely because they have the skill and materials needed to do the job right… the first time.
Another benefit you receive by choosing to hire a professional roofer for your roof maintenance, is timely delivery of services. Hiring a professional roofer gives your project a timeline. You are paying these professionals to do the service required, over the timeline agreed upon. This is also an extremely important factor to consider when you live in an area that experiences severe weather conditions, such as snow or rain. If your DIY roof maintenance project goes by the wayside, your entire home could suffer due to inclement weather and an unprotected roof! Additionally, if you were planning on selling your home and attempting to do any roof maintenance on your own, you may not meet building code requirements needed for the home inspector’s approval for listing your home.
Although most roofing materials come out of the package with a warranty from the manufacturer, most people do not realize that if those materials are not properly installed then the warranty is voided. For example, here in Michigan, if asphalt shingles are not properly installed, their typical 25-30 year warranty will not be honored. Hiring a roofing professional will guarantee your roofing project stands the test of time, with a warranty to back it.
Hiring a professional roofer for your roof maintenance projects will guarantee the protection, experience, and craftsmanship your home or property deserves. Here at Roof Advance, we have the whole package: the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to assist you with all of your roofing needs, proudly serving the Ann Arbor area since 1996.
Contact us now to get your free estimate.