DIY projects are very popular and some can definitely save homeowners a significant amount of money. However, you should leave residential roofing to the professionals. There are some common hazards that may make you reconsider if you are considering replacing or repairing your roof.
Roofing materials that are improperly installed can lead to an ineffective roof. Underlayment and flashing must be installed properly before nailing asphalt shingles to ensure a leak-free roof. Gaps, holes and other imperfections are common mistakes that can create major headaches and costly repairs later if your roof begins to leak.
One of the most troubling and biggest hazard when replacing or repairing your roof yourself is personal injury. There are many dangerous situations when working on your roof. A few ways that you could be injured while attempting to complete work yourself:
- Falling through weak points on the roof
- Losing awareness of your roof’s edge
- Slipping or falling on a steep roof pitch
- Improperly using tools
These issues can be highly dangerous if you have a two-story house or roof with multiple roof lines. Personal protective equipment will not offer adequate protection for improper use of nail guns, falls or other hazards.
Many times homeowners actually spend more on a DIY roofing project than if they paid a professional. A professional roofer can usually complete a project in less time and for less cost than if you DIY. You may have to purchase additional materials to fix mistakes as well as devote extra time to fixing issues. Use that time in the evenings or weekends to relax or to work on another, more manageable project.
If your roof is in need of repairs or replacement, don’t risk your personal health, time and money attempting a DIY project. Contact Texan Roofing Pros today to receive your free quote. You can enjoy a safe and affordable professional roof repair or replacement without the risk of a DIY project!