Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Roof Repair

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) has become very popular with homeowners nowadays. With all the shows on HGTV on renovating your home, many people are now confident they can complete projects around their house without having to hire a professional to assist them. As this may be true with tasks such as replacing flooring, refurbishing old furniture, or changing out light switches, some projects should be left to the professionals.


For example, when it comes to a roof repair, this job is beyond the realm of an amateur DIYer. Not only does it require very special equipment and material, but it is also very dangerous work that only a licensed roofing specialist should complete. Below are some reasons you will want to seek a trained roofing contractor to complete a roof repair on your home.

Extremely Dangerous

Roofing is the fourth top most dangerous job in America! Roofers are trained on how to safely work at a high elevation while using ladders and scaffolding to complete roof repairs. Roofers also have the proper safety equipment that prevents them from suffering from severe injury. A fall from even a single-story home could be life-threatening. Because of how dangerous getting up on your roof is, it is best to leave this work to a qualified licensed roofer.

Your Roof is Very Important

Your roof is by far the most important structure of your entire home. It protects everything you value underneath it, your family and your belongings. So you want to always keep the integrity of your roof. Roofing isn’t as simple as laying a few shingles down and hitting some nails in. One misstep and you could comprise your entire roof system which can lead to a larger roof leak and severe damage to your home. This error will result in a more costly repair in the long run.

Material Cost

A DIYer trying to purchase quality roofing material will cost significantly more. The most cost-efficient way to get material for the job is to hire a roofer. Roofers are able to get discounted pricing by buying material in bulk when they place orders for nails, flashing, underlayment, etc. But when someone tries to buy these materials on their own to complete a roof repair they will end up paying the premium price and end up spending more money in the long run.



The last reason a very ambitious DIYer will want to hire a professional roofer for their repair is that a trusted licensed roofer will give a warranty. Trying to complete a roof repair on your own is not only dangerous and more costly but if you’re unsuccessful, you could potentially have done more damage. So, a critical question to ask before you hire any roofing professional is if they offer a warranty. This will put your mind at ease that if the issue continues that their workmanship will be honored.

All in all, for those Do-It-Yourself homeowners who are eager to run to their toolboxes, you should most definitely leave your roof repairs to a trained licensed roofer. All American Roofing & Coating is a Florida-licensed roofing company. We are OSHA certified, hold liability insurance, and offer workmanship warranties for all our jobs. We also offer free estimates so there are no surprise costs at the end! Give us a call today to schedule a consultation with our estimators and let us take care of your home!

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