When it comes to roof repairs, most homeowners are choosing the DIY way to save money. While some minor repairs like, sealing a roof leak or fixing a loose shingle can be done without the need to call a professional, a full-fledged roof replacement is something that is best handled by a roofing contractor. You may find YouTube tutorials on ‘how to replace a roof’, but they can be extremely dangerous if not done correctly.
Reasons to avoid a DIY roof replacement
- Safety risks: Since you are not a roof expert, there is always the possibility of injury, such as injuring yourself with the equipment or falling off the roof. If you are inexperienced in this field of work, it is best to let the professionals handle the task of replacing the roof.
- Compromising the warranty: As you are not a licensed professional, most roofing material manufacturer will not providing any warranty for the materials that have been installed by you. So, if you are attempting to replace your roof on your own, you are taking a huge risk by assuming that you will not be facing any problems in the foreseeable future. Moreover, even if you do complete the replacement, you will still not be able to have the peace of mind that your shingles and other roof materials are covered under warranty. In case you need to repair or replace the roof again in the future, you will have to pay out of your own pocket.
- Inaccessibility to the right equipment and tools: DIY enthusiasts do not have access to the tools and equipment used by professionals and so, the replacement process might be time-consuming for you.
To sum it up, unless you have the knowledge, equipment and technical know-how of replacing a roof, avail professional roofing replacement services.