You’re probably considering a DIY home repair or roofing project to save some money. However, in the long run that will most likely not happen. A very minor and small mistake can lead to hundreds or thousands of dollars more down the road in future repairs than if you would have initially hired a professional contractor.
You may now be thinking, “Well why should I leave it to the pros, I can easily figure out how to do my roof or other home repairs.” There is Google and YouTube after all, right? Not quite! There are 3 main advantages you get by hiring a professional and avoiding DIY home repairs:
1) Professionals provide the proper materials, tools, and training.
After a professional looks at your roof, they will know what they need and how much of it to fix the issue. However, with a DIY project, you could waste a lot of money playing the guessing game on what you need and how much of it. Not to mention the amount of time wasted in a home improvement store trying to find it, and possibly trips back and forth to get more materials. This isn’t to mention all the tools, equipment, and safety materials you will need to get the job done. Professional roofers also have the training needed to perform the job safely.
2) Professionals have knowledge and experience needed to complete the job.
Trained roofing professions understand roof systems, components, and proper installation techniques. A licensed contractor will inspect your roof and all components for signs of damage to ensure all the bases are covered. Even with using online resources like Google or YouTube, most likely you would not be able to spot any problem areas without the experience and training a professional has.
3) Professionally done work comes with liability coverage, insurance coverage, and warranties.
If you try to repair the roof on your own, your home insurance won’t cover any damage you do by trying to repair it yourself. There’s a possibility you may end up with a bigger you started with and everything would need to be paid out of pocket. Should professional contractors make a mistake, any reputable company will fix it without any additional charges and have insurance themselves to cover it. Professional roofing companies also offer warranty on their labor and use products that have product warranties through the manufacturer. You forgo these warranties when you decide to do DIY work.
One of the largest investments you will make in your home is your roof. Skip the DIY project and hire a professional to help you with your roof. At Precise Exteriors, we serve the Twin Cities and Northwestern Wisconsin. Contact us today to get help with your roof!