Why DIY Roofing is NOT a Good Idea

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 by Danny Peterson

Many homeowners like to take on a do-it-yourself approach when trying to save money on home improvement projects. However, some projects that are better left to the professionals are roof installations and roof repairs. While you are standing on the ground, it may seem like a simple process, but, the truth is, unless you are an experienced roofer, the process can be very dangerous and complex.

First, residential roofs are almost never flat. The vast majority have a slope to force water travel down the roof and into the eaves trough. Climbing up on the roof can be dangerous enough and if your ladder has an unstable or loose rung, you could easily fall. Once you are on the roof, the slope can make it difficult to keep your balance. Adding to that, you will have shingles and tools in your hands, which makes trying to maneuver a job and keep your balance challenging.

Next, being an inexperienced roofer is not only dangerous, but costly. Without expertise and experience, it’s quite likely you will be flushing your hard earned money down the drain. Installing a new roof can be tricky, and any mistakes can lead to leaks and other issues that will damage your property.

Finally, a licensed professional roofer will be able to provide a warranty for both their labor and the materials used. Read the labels on the roofing materials. Many materials lose their warranties if not properly installed. A licensed professional, certified by the company from which you purchase the roofing materials, has the knowledge that the manufacturer deems necessary protect your warranty.

Avoid serious injuries, leaks, and wasting your money by contacting a professional roofing company. For more information on the roofing services provided by Integrity Home Pro, call us today at 410-721-9577!


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