When to DIY Roof Repair vs Hiring a Professional

Doing it yourself isn’t always a bad option when you are low on funds but it is important to know what you are doing. If you are knowledgeable on the subject, can be safe and the job is relatively simple then there is little problem with taking on the task. If the job is big, if you will have trouble staying safe looking after the elderly and know very little about repairing roofs or commercial catering equipment? or doing your car wrapping :) then it is best to hand the job over to a professional. With each decision comes a list of pros and cons. When you are deciding what to do make the list yourself and be honest with yourself and remember the most important rule of all, safety first.

If you are having a small leak problem and you are able to identify the leak this is a job you can easily do yourself. Apply sealant solution to the area and if you have or are able to purchase a replacement shingle for the area even better. Replacing a damaged shingle or sealing up a crack on your roof are relatively simple jobs when you know what you are doing. The size of the task sometimes makes it difficult to hire someone and pay them for a job so small. If you do it yourself you can save money and that is always a plus. You might also find it difficult to get a professional out to your home at a time and in a time frame that is convenient for you.

If you are unsure of what to do you risk making a small problem that much worse. It could go from a small leak to a major issue. If you are ready to go up on the roof but uncertain of what to do it is a better idea to call a professional to fix the problem, big or small. You may find everything on your side for do the job yourself but maybe you are a little nervous to climb the ladder. If you are nervous, recently injured or have issues with heights hiring a professional is the better option. Walking around on a roof isn’t always safe, especially if you don’t do it regularly. It is easy to get spooked and lose your balance. Roofers spend nearly every day on a roof so they know all the ways to navigate the dangers of working on a roof. If you hire a professional commercial roofer you will have to pay them. This can seem a bad decision if the job is small. If you hire them you won’t have to get on the roof yourself and you know that the job will be done right. You can trust a professional to do a job they do on a daily basis. A roofer will also be able to inspect the roof for further damages and tell you if anything else is wrong.

I would always suggest hiring a professional to do the job for you if you have had no previous experience roofing. The roof can be a scary place and it is important to always practice safety first. If you do not feel safe or are nervous in anyway hiring a professional is the safest choice. Do not risk getting injured, or your life, to replace a shingle. Sometimes paying a professional is the better choice and you should never sacrifice your own safety to save money.

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