DIY Roof Repair or Replacement: Should You Try It?

Got roofing damage? If you inspected your roof this fall or noticed damage as you cleaned the gutters, you may be considering do-it-yourself roof repair or replacement. However, in most cases, hiring a professional roofer will save you time and money—and it can keep you safer.

Professional roofers offer the value of extensive knowledge.

Unless a homeowner has prior roofing experience, tackling a repair or replacement can be a major challenge. For example, tearing off shingles is difficult manual labor. A pro roofer will have the tools and expertise to streamline the process so the shingles are torn off more quickly. The result is a job that gets done faster.

DIY roof repair and a replacement have another disadvantage for the inexperienced: it creates the potential to cause more damage. It’s not uncommon for professional roofers to be called in to fix a DIY roofing job that turned a little leak into a big leak—and an even bigger headache. The most effective way to handle most roofing repairs is to consult with an experienced roof replacement contractor from the get-go.

Professional roofers work in an unsafe environment so you don’t have to.

Experienced contractors have the know-how to safely navigate working 20 feet or more off the ground. They’ll also use protective equipment that allows them to safeguard themselves from falls, cuts, punctures, eye injuries, and other common roofing mishaps.

If you decide to repair or replace a roof yourself, always follow proper safety precautions.

Professional roofers will recommend the right roofing products.

Not all shingles are created equal. DIY roof repair or replacement often means the homeowner is stuck relying on part-time help at the home improvement store. The roof is one of the most important components of your home—don’t trust it to a salesperson who may mean well but lack the roofing experience to make a proper recommendation.
When you hire an experienced roofing company, its staff will be able to recommend the best product for your home, whether your priority is price, longevity, or appearance. Learn more about what to look for when you hire a roofing contractor

DIY roof repair or replacement can be a hassle! Let the Best Contracting team handle the job for you—quickly and efficiently! Contact us for a free roof inspection in PA, NJ, MD, and DE. We now offer no-interest financing options, too!

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