Painting cabinets, installing backsplash and hanging strip lights – there are a lot of low-cost home upgrades that you can do on your own. But when it comes to all things roofing – including patching up leaks and replacing loose flashing – it is best to leave these projects in the hands of a professional.
Here’s why DIY roof repairs are not the best idea.
- Roofing work can be dangerous. Make no bones about it: roofing is a pretty dangerous task, from having to use tall ladders or scaffolding to working with heavy-duty tools at elevation. This can create risks of severe injury, especially if you do not have access to safety equipment.
- Your roof is a complex structure. Your roof is not just the shingles; it consists of many other components that need special attention, such as the underlayment and decking. The entire structure must be in good condition for the roof to work at peak performance. Because repairing a roof requires an understanding of these components, you really cannot take chances with amateur repairs. Even the smallest mistakes can result in remarkable damage to your home.
- DIY can end up costing you. Homeowners decide to perform do-it-yourself home improvements mainly for one reason, and that is to save money. However, when it comes to residential roof installation or repair, doing it on your own could lead to even larger expenses due to substandard work or defective materials.
- There is no warranty. Some roofers offer a warranty on the roofing projects they do, which instills some confidence in the quality of their workmanship. If you or an unqualified roofer attempts to perform the repair instead, you will get no such guarantee, leaving you high and dry should issues arise.
Let our professional roofers at Hershey Exteriors handle your residential roof repair and installation needs. We will make sure that everything is safe and up to standard. Give us a call at (302) 569-9039, or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.