DIY Roof Repair vs. Professional Repair

As a homeowner, you are always looking for a way to save a couple bucks on home improvement, especially when it comes to the costlier repairs like roofing. Attempting to DIY these expensive fixes is more tempting now with DIY videos and the internet, but attempting them by yourself may lead to costly fixes down the road. If roofing is done incorrectly, water can leak through and lead to mold, rot, and flooding, causing even more damage to the structure of your house. These problems may end up costing you more in the long run than if you just hire a licensed contractor in the first place.


What to consider


Apart from the know-how to get the job done, professional roofers also have the experience to stay safe while roofing. Professional roofers have special safety equipment such as harnesses to keep them safe, while also be used to working on a roof that the casual DIYer does not have. To put it bluntly, they are more comfortable working on the roof. When it comes to safety, it is probably better off hiring a professional.


Roofing is a type of art, it seems simple at first look, but laying down shingles correctly takes experience and years of practice. Laying down shingles incorrectly will require a professional to come in and fix the mistakes, costing you more money in the long run. There may also be issues with the roof that are more than just shingle deep. Professionals will be able to spot any structural issues that need fixed on your roof.


Roofing companies can also get the job done more quickly than a DIYer. Basically what this means is that the structure of your house isn’t exposed to the elements. DIY projects have a habit of taking longer than expected, and if you live here in the Midwest, you know how quickly weather can change. Professional roofers will be able to roof your house quickly so your home isn’t exposed to the elements.


If money is the concern, most roofing companies will offer free estimates, so you will know what you are getting yourself into before starting the roofing process. There are also ways to finance a roofing project so you don’t feel the financial impact all at once.


If you are thinking of replacing your roof, call us today to get your free estimate before you fully commit to fixing your roof yourself.