Why You Shouldn’t DIY Roof Repairs

The Internet has changed the world we live in, both in good and bad ways. Thanks to the Internet, there are online tutorials everywhere that can help you complete home repairs and remodeling projects. While this is great for smaller repairs, the downside is that it makes challenging repairs look easier or doable by yourself. When it comes to roofing repairs, the tasks are never as easy as the online tutorials make them seem and there are numerous reasons why you should hire a professional instead of doing it yourself.

DIY Roof Repairs Don't Last

One of the biggest misconceptions pertaining to DIY roofing repair materials is that they're the same materials professionals use. This isn't the case. The roof patches and leak repair products you can purchase at home improvement stores and big box retailers aren't the same products professional roofers use. These products are great if you need to fix an issue until you can get a contractor out to inspect your roof, but they do not last and aren't meant for long-term repairs.

You Can Hurt Yourself

Working on a roof isn't an easy task. Roofs are sloped and they can also be slippery, especially when they're wet or have algae on them. Roofers wear safety equipment, such as special shoes with grips on them, to help keep them safe while working on your roof. You likely don't have this equipment. You can fall off your roof and injure yourself if you attempt repairs on your own.

You Can Cause More Damage to Your Roof

If you don't know what you're doing, you can cause more harm to your roof than good. Repairs aren't always easy or straightforward. You may think you need a roof patch when in reality, you need to replace roofing materials in the area. A professional can assess why the damage is happening and what repairs are best. They can then make the repairs needed to ensure all of the issues stop. You may not do this, which can lead to further damage.

Now that you know why you shouldn't DIY a roofing repair, you may be wondering what you should do if you need repairs. According to IBISWorld, in the U.S., there are over 250,000 people employed in the roofing contractor industry. This means you have many professionals to turn to when you need work done on your roof. Our team is here to help with everything from minor repairs to complex tear-offs and re-roof projects. Call us today to schedule an appointment.


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