Replacing a few missing shingles may seem easy, tempting you to DIY your roof repair. But unfortunately, fixing your roof on your own can do more harm than good because you don’t have the tools, expertise and knowledge to carry out the task safely and properly.
Below are some of the reasons why we strongly recommend working with professional residential roofing experts when it comes to roof repairs.
Misunderstanding the Cause and Solution
If you don’t have the right information, you may misinterpret your roof’s problem and apply the wrong solution – which could further complicate the damage. Professional roofers, on the other hand, have many years of roofing experience, so they can identify and fix roofing issues correctly. Plus, they have the right tools and equipment to ensure quality repairs.
Causing Further Roof Damage
Misidentifying the cause of your roofing issue can lead to more extensive damage. Roofing experts can avoid this because they have the proper training and knowledge. They are aware of the standard procedures and industry best practices to ensure the job is done right the first time. For instance, they know that they must be careful when they’re on top of the roof as stepping on shingles can scrape off their protective granules.
Walking on your roof is dangerous, especially if you’re not used to it and you have a steep-pitched roof. There are also risks of falling off a ladder, tripping over roof vents or accidentally touching power lines. Roofers can avoid all these risks since they are trained on how to move safely while they’re on the rooftop. They also know how to use tools and equipment correctly to prevent accidents and injuries.
Wasting Time and Money
DIY roof repairs don’t guarantee a long-term solution, so you might need repairs again after a short time. This can be more expensive in the long run, so you should hire a pro to take care of your roofing issues instead.
Work only with a highly experienced and reliable home improvement contractor like Renovation Team. Call us at (636) 939-1061, or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in St. Louis and St. Charles, MO.