The dangers of DIY roof projects:
Posted On April 2, 2021
It’s likely that if your roof has fallen into disrepair, you may be feeling as though calling a contractor is a bit of an inconvenience and an unneeded expense. A number of home projects you’ll be able to safely carry out by yourself but repairing your roof is a task that often requires proper training. Doing work on your roof can be a dangerous task and it’s often something that’s best left to the professionals. Here are some other top dangers of DIY roofing repair that can showcase some of the advantages of calling a professional:
Working at heights:
One of the most dangerous aspects of any roofing job is you’ll be required to work at heights. Roofing environments are never the safest place to be especially with the slope of some roofs and the hazardous conditions of working at height, in the heat and on somewhat uneven terrain. Even if you just need to make minor repairs, you often need to haul heavy tools and materials up a ladder as well as walk and work at an incline. If you don’t have the right training or the right tools for the job, you could risk injuring yourself or seriously damaging your roof.
Improper replacement tools and materials:
Your roofing system is responsible for protecting you and your family as well as the structure of your home. Choosing a professional contractor will make sure that you’re using the right materials for replacement and at the right tools are being used during the replacement process. With a DIY approach, you might be using the wrong shingles, you could be placing the wrong materials on the roof and you might not have the appropriate training and equipment to make sure that the roof repairs are being done safely. When you’re repairing your roofing systems improperly it can lead to your home falling into a state of disrepair or the chance that entire structures of your roof could start to break down.
Most roofing products come with various warranties to cover defects in manufacturing as well as the labor for the repair process. When you’re installing something like shingles on your roof, it’s important to read the fine print to see that a manufacturer’s warranty could be voided if you are performing the work by yourself. Many roofing manufacturers do this to protect their guarantee against DIY roofing jobs that would have people using their materials improperly. If you want to make sure that your roofing job will be appropriately covered by insurance and covered under some form of manufacturers and laborers warranty, you will need to make sure that you are using professional contractors only. Without one of these warranties in place you could be on the hook for all of the future repair costs for your roof if items were to break down prematurely.
Working with a skilled roofing contractor will improve the longevity of your roofing materials while mitigating risk on the jobsite for your roof.
If you are interested in using the professional approach for your roofing job, contact our team today. We have a team of experts in the field of roofing. We are capable of delivering quality results for professional roofing solutions in Florida. Contact us now if you want to avoid all of the potential risks of DIY roofing and you would like to access the best in warranties for your roofing components.
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does Sarasota roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.