“It’s just a tiny leak, it can’t be that bad” may be something you’ve heard of at least once. As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to stay on top of things such as roof repairs. It may also be tempting to do so with the many tutorials available on the internet. However, this does not mean that you should be the one doing them. M&A Exterior Home Improvement shares a list of reasons why you shouldn’t go the DIY route when it comes to your roof.
More Costs in the Long Run
Although you may not be spending on labor during your DIY repair, you may still end up with poor workmanship. Shingles may fly, flashings may come loose and all of these will eventually end up with you needing professional help.
There are manufacturers of roofing materials that are specific on who can install their products. This is because they are making sure that their products are installed properly according to the instructions. If your chosen manufacturer is like this, you will end up losing your warranty.
Risk of Injury
You may end up finding areas on your roof that are slippery or cannot handle the weight of a person. One big concern when doing roof repairs on your own is the risk of injury. Before accidentally sending yourself to the hospital for injuries, go for the better option of hiring professionals for the job.
One of the biggest mistakes that stem from going the DIY route involves fixing one aspect of the roof while disregarding the rest. Without proper training, you may end up misdiagnosing the problem and replacing a component that still works just fine instead of the actual issue.
Avoid these dangers of DIY roofing work and hire professional roofers at M&A Exterior Home Improvement. Call us now at (757) 779-5244 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in and around Williamsburg and Norfolk, VA.