Some homeowners may think that it’s cheaper to repair or maintain their roof on their own instead of calling on residential or commercial roofers to handle it. While this can sometimes be true, the possible savings don’t outweigh the risks that come with repairing the roof themselves. In today’s post, Arrowhead Roofing, the top residential and commercial roofing company in your area, shares why you should avoid DIY roof repair jobs.
You lack experience. If you’re working with an experienced roofer, you can rest easy knowing they possess the necessary tools, skills and knowledge to carry out the job properly. The same can’t be said when you’re repairing the roof on your own. In addition to lacking the proper training and knowledge to carry out the job, you may also lack the proper tools and safety equipment to tackle the roof repair job. This puts yourself and your roofing system at risk.
It will take too long to finish the job. If you complete a DIY roof repair project without the right tools, experience and training, you’re sure to make mistakes, and it will probably take too long to complete the job. Even if by some miracle you’re able to finish the job, the quality of the repair can be questionable. To avoid this issue, work with certified roofing contractors to get the most out of your investment and protect your roofing system.
Working with a contractor is more cost-effective. Granted, it will cost more to hire a roofing contractor than to do a roof repair job on your own. However, you’ll end up spending more if you make mistakes on a DIY roof repair, or if you end up with a poor result. In fact, this could lead to gaps and cracks that can allow air and water to leak into your home, damaging the decking and affecting your home’s energy efficiency. It will cause your HVAC unit to work harder as well.
If you’re searching for seasoned residential or commercial roofing contractors for your next project, you can trust in Arrowhead Roofing! We’re commercial roofing installers certified by GAF and Certainteed. We’re proud to have been in the roofing industry for over 30 years, and we’re ready to serve you. Call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.