If you’re someone who loves DIY, from painting your own walls, to fixing your own car, then it makes sense if you’d want to skip the professional roofing services and go the DIY route when it comes to replacing your roof. Why? Because in the world the internet has built, tutorials for every project can simply be accessed online.
From replacing gutters to re roofing your home– there’s a source you can look up to guide you through it. However, if you take a look at some of the potential hazards of going after your roof with a hammer and a can-do attitude, you might discover a few reasons why it’s better to leave it to the experts.
Unsafe for You
Risking your safety is a major concern when you choose to DIY. Roof repair and roof replacements are major home improvements that have a variety of dangers – this is why roofers use entire systems designed to protect them while atop your home. The height, slope, and weather can all play into a potential fall from the top of your roof – and while these might harmless pratfalls on YouTube, the injuries that result from falls like that are often extensive and fairly serious.
One of the most common reasons why people choose to DIY is to save money. Yes, roofing services such as roof replacements can cost you more upfront, however, DIY doesn’t exactly mean you’re spending less. You might think you’re saving money, but actually, there’s a greater chance you might be spending more. When you attempt to do easy DIY fixes, you may miss a serious underlying problem, leaving you with a short-term fix, but a serious long-term financial consequence.
If it all goes sideways, you have to pay to remove the previous fix, as well as to repair the damage you were dealing with in the first place. Or, if you leave a faulty DIY solution in place, the damage can spread to other areas of your home and create a huge financial burden for you in the following years. Pretty unfortunate!
Voids Your Warranty
The potential problems that arise from installing aspects of your roofing system by yourself are many, and one that most people don’t think about is the impact it will have on your roof’s warranty. It has one, and if you choose to DIY a roof repair, that warranty is voided because a licensed professional has not sanctioned any changes made.
This means that, in the event you need to claim for a repair or replaced part, you can’t call on that part’s warranty to cover the financial burden! Even in cases when you’re able to pull off a perfect installation, you won’t have the same peace of mind that comes with knowing your materials are covered by warranty.
Nothing beats experience
In the interest of keeping yourself safe and your home well-protected, it’s best to rely on trusted experts who can take on your roof issues professionally. For the best re-roofing Wellington provides, Roofing and Coatings has got you covered. Gain peace of mind with a quality roof your home rightly deserves, and give us a call today!