Your roof is constructed and designed to withstand constant exposure to the elements for a long time. However, there are instances when it will experience problems that require immediate roof repair. You might think about going the DIY route when this happens, but even though it’s cheaper upfront, it comes with several risks because it puts you and your roof in danger.
Here are three reasons why it’s better to hire a professional roofer instead of doing it yourself:
1. Risk of Injuring Yourself
When you fix a damaged roof yourself, you put your own well-being at risk. Even though ladder safety is important, you still have to bring tools and supplies with you as you climb up the roof. Depending on how steep the slope of your roof is, one wrong step could cause you to fall and hurt yourself. Don’t put your life at risk by doing this kind of inherently dangerous work. Instead, hire a trusted roofer to bring your roof back to its original condition.
2. Risk of Poor Workmanship
There’s more to roof repair than nailing down shingles or using sealant to stop leaks. For this to last, certain steps must be taken both before and after the job itself. The results may look good from the outset when you go the DIY route, but it’s also likely that the problem will persist, causing you more problems – mostly financially – over time. Save some money by hiring professionals to fix structural issues and damage caused by moisture or other elements. DIY fixes often cause expensive damage that costs more than you thought it would.
3. Voided Warranties
If you fix your own roof, any warranty you have on it will be rendered void. Some parts of a roof’s warranty mention that maintenance and repairs must be done by licensed roofers. This is because roofing systems need to be handled, installed, fixed and kept in good condition in a specific way – that is, according to manufacturer specifications. Keeping your roof in good shape requires knowledge, skills, and certifications that only qualified roofers have.
BSR is a full-service home improvement company, offering roofing replacement and other exterior services. We have the experience and knowledge to address a wide range of issues in your roofing system. Call (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We provide top-notch services to homeowners in Binghamton and Vestal, NY.