Should you hire a professional to repair your roof? It’s a question every homeowner will ask themselves at some point or another. Today we take a look at why hiring a professional could be the best decision you ever make, even if it looks intimidating on paper.
A Challenging job
Roofs are a vital but complicated part of a home. Maintaining one is not an easy learning curve, and making a mistake can do a lot of damage or create a host of new problems. The challenges and logistics of a full roof replacement are best tackled by someone with the full skill set and experience. Even if you have the required skills, your day job could take longer than someone who can devote eight hours a day to getting it done.
Cost of Materials
Reputable contractors may charge a little extra for their time and industry sourcing, but it’s not where they’re making their profit. Additionally, they have the benefit of industry contacts to get the best deals. If you lack the knowledge to properly appraise your roof and price all the needed materials, you’ll spend far more money making up for your shortfalls, and you may possibly need to hire a contractor to fix your mistakes anyway.
Finding Hidden Faults
A full inspection of your roof is always necessary. You may think you just have some leaks to repair, but a hidden rotten beam or unnoticed wind damage to your roof could be threatening your entire home. Having an experienced professional look over your property is invaluable, especially if you’re spending a large sum of money to replace the roof. An expert will be able to analyze your home for any hidden issues that you may have missed, including loose shingles, water damage, mold or mildew, and clogged gutters. They can also advise if there are any modern roof upgrades you should consider to make your home a better, more energy-efficient place. In turn, this will also help increase the resale value of your home.
The most common injury experienced roofers face is from falling, but they have the skills to work at a height safely and the insurance to cover them as they work. They also have made the investment in appropriate equipment and safety gear to minimize their risk. It’s not worth pinching a few pennies on the cost of a roof replacement, and finding yourself with a decade of medical bills and a permanent injury instead.
As you can see, hiring a professional roofer will make your roof replacement a simple, easier process. While it will cost more to pay for the labor, you are receiving a ton more expertise and professionalism than you will be able to generate yourself. The job will be done right the first time, without any need to learn the skills as you go. Even if you love a DIY challenge, this is a task to leave to the professionals.
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