The Dangers of DIY Roofing

DIY Roof ReplacementThere are some people who will tell you, “You couldn’t pay me enough to get me to go up on my roof. I am afraid of heights and I don’t want to fall off!” Then there are others who say, “Well, maybe I could do my own roofing job.” And some people will try and do their own roof repairs, installs, or replacements, with varying degrees of success.

Most people are not expert roofers. They don’t have the tools or know-how to make proper roof repairs. And while some will choose to watch a YouTube video and decide they’re an instant expert, the truth is roofing can be a complex job that has its fair share of challenges and quirks. That’s why roofers with years of experience are so revered. They’re “worth their weight in gold” to many customers who want a quality roof that won’t cause them headaches.

So what are some dangers of “DIY (do it yourself) roofing?” 

Poor Results

Though you can hope for the best and plan for the worst, if you do your own roofing, there’s a good chance you mess up the installation. Even if you just mess it up a little bit, that could cause costly problems, like unwanted leaks, down the line. 

No Fallback Guarantees

There’s no workmanship guarantee when you’re on your own. If you mess it up, you have to fix it– and what if you don’t know how to fix it? Then you end up calling a professional roofer who you “should have called in the first place.”

No Product Warranties

If you do your own roofing, there goes the product warranty. Typically, the warranty is part of the product’s price, but the provider invalidates it if installation isn’t done correctly. There’s also the issue of insurance claims. Most policies don’t cover non-professional repairs, so you could receive a claim denial.

Injury Concerns

Finally, there’s the danger of falling off the roof. Yikes!  

In the Poconos, you should call Roofing By Bruce to have your roof professionally dealt with– just call 570-424-8891 or email for more information. Roofing By Bruce handles new roofs, roof installations, roof estimates, roof repairs, and gutters, too.

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