Thanks in large part to the internet—particularly websites like Pinterest and YouTube—it's easy to find instructions on how to complete almost any home project or repair out there. With access to such a wealth of information, it can be tempting to try to DIY everything around your home, including roof repairs. But there are several aspects of home repair that are always best left to the professionals, and that includes roofing repairs. Here's why any roofing project that needs to be done is best left to the pros.
Prioritizing Your Safety
Your safety should always be a priority, and climbing up on a roof without proper equipment is definitely a risk. Roofing repairs can be a dangerous business, and you shouldn't be risking your health to take care of a leaky roof. A simple slip on a roof tile or a tumble from a wobbly ladder can significantly impact your life.
Not only are professional roofers more experienced and knowledgeable about how to move about a roof safely, they also have the safety equipment needed to protect themselves. Leave the job to them and protect yourself in the process.
Doing It Right
Pinterest tutorials and YouTube videos can only teach you so much, and in the end, you don't have the knowledge necessary to double-check and ensure that you did everything correctly. Do you really want to spend the time, money, and effort needed to work on your roofing repairs, only to find out that you didn't fix the problem at all? And, in some cases, you could actually make the problem worse with your DIY attempts.
It's always better to do something right the first time, and when it comes to roof repairs, the way to do it right is to let the pros do it. They can make sure that it's taken care of properly so that you don't have to worry about your repair attempts coming apart in a few days or weeks.
Protecting Your Home's Value
In some cases, DIY repairs can actually void any warranties on your home, nullify your insurance, or impact future attempts to sell your home. If your roof is under warranty and you attempt repairs yourself, the warranty provider likely won't uphold their guarantee should another problem arise later. Similarly, your insurance company might not approve future claims related to your roof if you did work on it yourself, as that DIY work could have contributed to the problem on your claim. And homebuyers want to know that the home their buying has a sturdy, reliable roof that has been taken care of by professionals—not a DIY patchwork job. So, if you don't want a future sale to potentially fall through, it's best to let a professional roofer handle repairs.
Ultimately, the risks of doing roof repairs on your own almost always outweigh the small amount of cash you might save by not using a professional. Protect yourself, your home, and your home's value by having an expert roofer handle repairs for you. Call Findlay Roofing today to schedule repairs.