You’re a do-it-yourself (DIY) kind of guy. You’ve replaced your own floors. You’ve painted the entire house. You even replaced the doors yourself.
So, naturally, you believe you can repair or replace your roof on your own, no problem. Except…it’s a complex job and you’ve never done it before. So, you start to doubt yourself. “Should I really do it on my own?” Maybe you should hire professional roofers instead. If you’re not sure which route to take, here are four questions you should ask.
1. Can you do it safely?
Safety is paramount when you’re up on the roof. A fall could severely injure you. Alternatively, you could end up dropping something off the roof and hurting someone else. If you don’t know which safety precautions to take or have the right safety gear, it’s best to leave the work to the professionals.
After all, do you really want to risk it?
2. Do you have experience?
You’ve fixed and replaced many things around the house. But do you have any experience in roofing? As mentioned above, roofing is a complex job. You need to know how to install a roof properly to protect your home from moisture issues and water damage. You must install it properly to ensure proper insulation in your home. You have to take great care around gables with valleys as well as chimneys to ensure the roof is properly sealed.
With no experience, it can be tough to ensure the job is done right. If you just “wing it,” you could inadvertently cause a host of other problems down the line—problems that are going to cost you a pretty penny.
It’s best to get professional roofers to install your roof to ensure it’s done right the first time around. This way, you won’t have to worry about leaks or poor insulation in the near future.
3. Do you have the right supplies to do the job?
As a regular guy, you’ll only have access to the roofing supplies you can find at your local hardware store. These supplies might not cut it.
Roofers, on the other hand, work with industrial suppliers, so they have access to the best roofing products money can buy. Whether you’re looking for long-lasting roofing tiles or aesthetically pleasing tiles in a unique design, your roofing company will have you covered. You’ll not only get the look you want, but you’ll also save money in the long run by using professional roofers’ high-quality products.
4. Do you have the time to commit to this big project?
You’re busy. You have a full-time job. You have a wife and kids. And you probably want to sit back and relax while watching the Leafs. If you’re being honest, do you really have the time to repair or replace your roof on your own?
Not only will this project take up a lot of your valuable time, but doing it on your own will likely only delay the process. You’ll have to wait until you have some free time, which might be weeks from now. In the meantime, your roof will keep leaking. Plus, if you’re not experienced, it could end up taking significantly longer to finish the job.
Professional roofers, on the other hand, work at a breakneck speed to remove and replace your roof in as little as one day. Can you say the same thing? It might take you several weekends to finish if you live a busy life. Professional roofers will start working right away and they’ll even work during inclement weather.
Not only will the job be completed effectively but quickly too. It’s the best of both worlds. Your roof will be fixed and you won’t have to miss the game.