On the surface, the idea of buying roofing materials and fixing your own roof sounds like a great solution. In fact, it could be the worst decision you ever make. Here are a few of that can go wrong if you try to do the work yourself.
Choosing the Wrong Materials
Do you really know what materials are needed to make the repair? Even after pouring over all sorts of online resources, you still end up choosing the wrong stuff. The result is a repair that will not last long and makes the roof look bad.
Lots of Wasted Time and Money
The fact is that you don’t know much about roof repairs. As a result, you don’t know the strategies that professionals employ to ensure none of the roofing supplies are wasted. You’ll end up spending more for supplies just because you don’t know how to use them efficiently.
There’s also the time factor. Your trial and error approach will add hours to the project. A pro can climb on the roof, get to work, and have the job done in a fraction of the time.
You’re not used to working on a roof. Do you have the right safety gear, and do you know how to walk around up there? The odds are that you don’t. A pro knows what precautions to take and can minimize the odds of anyone getting hurt.
On Your Own If Things Don’t Work Out
If the repair turns out to be less than effective, you have no one to blame but yourself. When a professional takes care of the job and something isn’t quite right, the pro will be back to correct the issue.
The bottom line is that you have everything to gain by calling a professional roofing company and nothing to lose. Even if it does cost a little more on the front end, the quality of the results will offset the cost in the years to come. Keep things simple, call a professional, and turn your attention to other things that you do know how to manage efficiently.
Instead of risking your whole roof, your life and/or tons of money, give us a call instead!