Do it yourself has become a huge culture with Calgary AB homeowners nowadays thanks to the Internet. Because they look so simple and easy to follow, you’ll definitely want to try it. Unfortunately, that’s all there is to DIY: it sounds good on paper, but the experience is completely different. For this reason, numerous DIY roofing repairs and replacements have become more expensive with DIY.
As an example, let’s refer to a roof repair guide online. Anybody who can a form of roofing experience can definitely perform this short instruction with ease from Home Advancement.
How to Replace A Roof: Basic Steps
1) Plan ahead. Ensure you have good weather, the proper tools, safety equipment, materials and waste disposal facilities.
2) Rip off old roofing, and clean the roof bed of old nails and any debris.
3) Repair roof bed if necessary. Look for cracks, holes and rot.
4) Install the underlayment.
5) Install drip edge.
6) Install roof covering, including ridge cap, flashing and ridge vents
7) Clean up debris. (Continued)
It sounds simple with their bullet-point instruction. However, ripping off your old roofing requires a specific set of skills only professional and experienced roofers of Calgary AB possess. In addition, installing your underlayment requires knowledge of tricky self-adhesive application.
Is DIY a bad idea? If you have the right skills and equipment, you can perform DIY roofing repairs and replacements. You might think “roofing only needs one to brave going up the roof.” It does only need that. However, balancing yourself on the roof combined with chilling and uncomfortable temperatures is just the tip of the iceberg of the difficulties of DIY roofing. RoofPro has an excellent post about the perils of DIY roofing repairs and replacements.
Why Just Leave Roofing Repairs and Replacements to The Pros
Dealing with Extreme Cold
Not only is it uncomfortable when the weather is extremely cold, but it can be incredibly dangerous for someone who is not used to working on a roof. It’s possible that different areas of the roof freeze differently, so unexpectedly slipping across a section of the roof could be catastrophic.
Ask any roofer what they wear on the hottest days of summer and they may surprise you. Rather than shorts and tees, they’ll generally wear jeans and long sleeves to protect themselves from the heat radiating from the dark shingles. Even the shingles that are made to reflect the heat can present a hazard in the hot weather. (Continued)
You can say that DIY roofing repairs and replacements is equal in costs when you hire reliable local roofing contractors in Calgary AB. However, the truth is you’re only paying 10% of what you’d likely spend on DIY roofing equipment and time (which has relative value for everyone) when you work with roofing contractors.
With their professional experience and investment in the right equipment, you can trust them to perform the best of roofing repairs and replacements. You’re actually getting more out of the deal because most trustworthy roofers have manufacturer qualifications from top brands. Learn more about it in Tasteful Space’s article on why choose roofing contractors.
Why Use Professional Contractors For Roofing Repairs and Replacements Instead?
Professional roofers have been in the industry for many years and have worked on different types of roofing projects for different clients. This means that they can deliver excellent results without any mistakes. They will ensure that your roof remains safe and undamaged for a long time. They will carry out new installation or repairs with perfection using the right products and techniques.
Hiring a roofing contractor to install a new roof or repair a damaged roof is quite cost-effective. These professionals will get roofing materials at a much lower cost than you because they have built long-term relationships with suppliers. In addition, they have the right tools needed to complete the work depending on the roof situation. If you calculate the expenses of purchasing the needed tools and materials, you will find that the cost will be much higher. (Continued)
If you’re truly interested in roofing and developing your industrial skills, then by all means do DIY roofing repairs and replacements. However, if your purpose is to save money in repairing or replacing your roof, you’re definitely better off working with professionals. You can even save your weekends to relax and unwind without worrying about your roof too.
No Payne Roofing guarantees just that: no pain when it comes to your roofing needs. We guarantee only quality, comfort, and hassle-free services. Learn more about what we can do for you — contact us today!