As one of the critical elements of any residential or commercial building, the roofing system deserves the attention of proven pros for every big and small job. Even the most enthusiastic do-it-yourselfers should hire seasoned professionals to install, clean, maintain, inspect, repair, and replace their roofs.
DIY roofing work may seem a very welcome challenge with, of course, the added attraction of money savings. However, these projects can be dangerous. Let us look at some hazards of DIY roofing jobs.
Working for hours on slanted (generally) surfaces at high elevations, wielding heavy tools is unsafe. Without proper training, you risk suffering a fall that causes a bone fracture, spinal injury, brain damage, or even death. Even if you do not fall, working on the roofing is strenuous and may cause muscle strains.
Professional roofers undergo many hours of education and training before receiving certifications. As an average property owner, you would be sorely lacking in the knowledge and skills required to perform a roofing job correctly and as per code.
Voided product warranty
Most roofing products come with a warranty. By carrying out DIY roof installation, replacement or repairs, you stand to void your roof warranty. So, attempting to save by not hiring professionals does not eventually turn out to be worth it!
Insurance claim refusal
Insurance policies usually do not cover non-professional repairs. Taking things into your own hands when the roofing system develops snags can cost you big as your insurance company will have valid grounds for denying the claim.
Health issues from improper handling of roofing materials
Not many property owners realize how crucial it is to handle the roofing materials and equipment properly. Roofing materials include things like tar, adhesives, asbestos fibers, etc. exposure to which can lead to serious health complications.
More expensive job
Though people take a DIY approach to roof repair and maintenance jobs to save money, the fact is that they end up spending much more in the long run than they would have by hiring experts. Professional workmanship minimizes future roofing problems, prolongs roof lifespan, and even increases the energy efficiency of the roofing system.
Due to a lack of experience, expertise, and appropriate tools, a do-it-yourselfer property owner may take much longer to complete the roofing job than a roofing contractor.
When hiring roofers, you cannot settle for anyone other than the best technicians servicing your community. Let us be your first and only call for a roofing contractor in the Auburn, WA area. Reach us at (206) 222-3150 for roofing services that are second to none.