Because it’s quarantine, it’s great to learn new skills and improve your capabilities. However, some skills can take so much time — perhaps a decade or more — to perfect. For this reason, we highly encourage learning DIY professional roofing. This aspect is different from DIY roof repairs and maintenance, which are useful when managing leaks and preventing further water damages to your attic.
Here are three reasons you don’t want to do DIY professional roofing (and why it’s more expensive).
You Might End Up With Expensive Hospital Bills
Roofers have spent most of their professional lives standing on sloped surfaces. High-slopes introduce a different feeling. For many roofers (who are now professional Calgary AB roofing teams you can depend on), it caused nausea and disorientation during their first few hours. However, it is a skill one learns and improves over time. However, for homeowners needing a quick fix, it’s possible you can end up with expensive hospital bills instead.
Roofing Equipment is Expensive
No doubt about it: roofing equipment is expensive. We at No Payne Roofing have spent years improving and researching on the best arsenal and inventory to deal with our clients’ major roofing problems. Because it takes years, you might end up investing in the wrong equipment. Reselling it online is easy, but it will take time, which makes it dead weight in your home.
You Might End Up Making an Expensive Roofing Mistake
Roofing is not for the uninitiated. It’s easy to make simple yet expensive errors. For example, new roofers in Calgary AB learn that asphalt shingles crumble fast if you step incorrectly. Clay tiles almost break instantly even with correct footing. Therefore, it takes proper technique to traverse this obstacle quickly.
In this light, if you have non-emergency roofing issues, it’s best to wait for Calgary AB roofers, such as us at No Payne Roofing, to help you with all your roofing needs. Here are other things you put at risk by doing DIY roofing, according to Arch Exteriors:
IT ISN’T REALLY CHEAPER
It’s expensive to pay someone else to repair or replace your roof. According to Angie’s List, a relatively standard asphalt-shingled roof costs $5,000 on the low side of the spectrum. On the other hand, the materials to cover the same amount of roof are much less expensive.
On the surface, this looks like an easy decision to make.
However, when you hire a professional roofing company to handle your project, you’re not just paying for the materials. You’re paying for experienced roofers who know what to look for when they’re looking at a damaged or old roof. They can spot damage to the skeleton of your roof, heading off expensive repairs that may happen down the road.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could easily not spot a problem with the materials you’ve gotten, the condition of your roof, or the way you’ve installed the materials. These can all lead to pricey damage in the future, and you could be out far more money than you would have spent for the initial roof replacement.
Additionally, if you’re not experienced, you will spend a lot of time figuring out how to install your new shingles. That’s a lot of evenings and weekends spent on your project that you’re not spending doing other things around your home.
YOU VOID YOUR WARRANTY
Many shingle manufacturers only honor their warranties if the shingles are installed by a certified installation company.
By tackling the job yourself, you’ve automatically voided the warranty on your products, so if there really is a defect with what you’ve received, you can’t get your money back. Even if you do the job perfectly, you still run the risk that something will happen with the materials down the road. (Continued)