It can be fairly tempting for any homeowner to do their own work when repairs are needed on their home. Systems like your roof however definitely justify the cost of hiring a full professional. A home project like roofing is one of the most dangerous DIY projects that you can take on for your home. Here are some other top reasons why DIY roofing projects can be so dangerous:
Improperly protecting your home:
If you’re not using experienced roofing help your roof could be subject to a variety of issues like leaks, mold and proms that could even affect the interior of your home. Working with an experienced roofer makes sure that everyone working on your roof has the proper equipment and training to make sure that your roof will be well protected.
You could void your home warranty:
When you take on your own roofing projects you could be voiding some of your own home warranties or some building materials warranties that you have on your home. It’s likely that there could be some fine print on your home insurance that is associated with DIY work on it crucial systems like your roof and your foundation. Working with a qualified roofing manufacturer could be one of the only ways that you could get insurance on your home or make sure that the warranties on your home are not considered void.
Working at Heights is dangerous:
Any type of roof work needs to be done with caution. What are you doing a few minor repairs or you need to completely refinish your roof, bringing the tools up and down a ladder and walking along an incline can be potentially hazardous. If you don’t have the right training, you could risk serious injury.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, a roofing company in Pinellas County. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for Residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.