Don’t Install That New Roof Yourself Instead Hire A Roofing Contractor
Let’s face it there are certain jobs that homeowners should feel confident about tackling on their own and others that should be left to the professionals. New roof installation is one of those home improvements that even the most experienced DIY homeowner shouldn’t tackle on their own. No matter how many YouTube videos you watch or books you read there are more benefits to hiring a professional then trying to do it yourself.
Let’s look into each one of these separately to fully understand why hiring a roofing contractor is better than installing or repairing a roof on your own.
Experience: Most homeowners don’t specialize in roof installation or roof repair. Most of us don’t have the expertise it takes to properly install a new roof. Roofing contractors are like all other professionals, they spend hour upon hour on roofs perfecting their techniques. In fact many professional roofers have spent a majority of their time before starting their own business working under roofing contractors with years of experience. Contractors, no matter what their specialty, are required to become licensed to work in their area of expertise.
Roofing contractors are also knowledgeable on the materials it will take to cover a variety of different roofs. Whereas many do it yourselfers tend to overestimate or underestimate just how much they will need in materials. It won’t matter how much preplanning or research that is done installing a new roof on your home for the first time is an experiment. Do you want that for your home?
Safety: When working on a ladder or roof there is always a certain aspect of risk involved. A number of accidents occur each year that are related to well meaning DIY homeowners that have fallen off their roofs resulting in injury or death. Consider the last time you took on a new skill. It is almost guaranteed that the all of your concentration went into completing the task at hand verse your surroundings. In certain situations this may be just fine but in roofing it could be incredibly dangerous.
Professional roofing contractors have the tools to get the job done while having the tools to keep them safe doing it. Changes occur within every specialty in construction, the same is true of roofing. Let the professionals who are skilled in their job, using their tools and techniques take on the job of replacing or repairing your homes shingle roof. It will keep you safe on the ground where you belong.
Time: Most homeowners don’t have the time it takes to spend replacing their homes roof. A full crew of skilled contractors can take up to a week to strip off old roofing shingles, replace worn out roofing and install the new roofing. A lot of things factor into this: the weather, the number of crew members and the type of roofing material being applied. The time you estimate that it will take you to complete your roof will be added to if the weather doesn’t cooperate, more materials are needed or any other number of factors.
Before you commit all of your free time to installing a new roof to your home really consider all of the benefits found with hiring a professional roofing contractor to do it for you.