Leave the Roof to the Pros: Why You Should Stay Away from DIY Roofing
There is a lot of talk these days about DIY projects and tackling anything and everything under the sun. Part of the reason for this is the fact that there is a lot of easily accessible information online that leads people to believe that roofing is something that can be learned overnight. We have seen plenty of instances of people tackling roofing jobs that ends up costing them more money later down the road. So we thought that we would take a look at a few instances in which you should leave your roofing troubles to the pros.
There are a couple of reasons why you should probably leave most roofing work, like roof replacement, roof installment, and certain kinds of repair, to professionals.
It costs less. Sometimes people tackle a project that they are not sure how to complete for the simple reason that they think it will save them money. While this might seem true at face value, it is most of the time not the case. A lot of times they will embark on the project themselves and end up making an error along the way. A single error in the roofing business can come back to haunt you. Let’s say that you decide to do a roof replacement on your own. Failing to properly set the roofing felt layer, then you expose your roof to moisture and easy damage. Not only that, but you might be taking time off work to do it only to spend for repairs later on.
Saves you hassle. Learning an entirely new skill in one day from a YouTube video or online tutorial that may or may not be accurate or cover all the details, can be a hell of a lot of work. Years of practice and expertise can very rarely be condensed to a five-minute video and they are likely to miss a step, neglect to tell you a significant detail, or skip an important part of the process. All of this will cost you a lot of hassle and time. Oftentimes, when following these steps, there is no one to walk you out of a mistake or some unforeseen circumstance.
It can cost you more than money! So while having to replace your roof or fix something that you improperly attempted to fix, can cost you money, it can also cost you your bones. In our industry 3/4ths of all fatalities happen through falls. And you are talking about trained people in those cases. A fall from a roof can be very costly in terms of medical expenses, loss of employment, pain, and reduced quality of life. Is fixing a few shingles worth breaking your leg?
When it comes to roof replacements, roof repairs, work on valleys or shingles, leave the work to the professionals. Roof replacement requires a very labor-intensive process that involves removing old roofing and putting in a new one. With a coordinated and well-trained team, this is a simple operation but trying to tackle it on your own can not only be hazardous but cost you some real money.
A D Roofing is proud to have been doing roofs for almost fifteen years and in this time have learned the correct produce, protocol, and tools to use for every job. This ensures a job well done and one that does not put anyone’s safety in jeopardy. A job well done on your roof means you only have to call your roofer for maintenance once or twice a year. A good roof is one you don’t think about all that often because it’s doing its job and keeping out wind and rain and cold.