3 Reasons To Avoid DIY Roofing

Aug 12, 2021Blog, DIY, Roofing

If you’re a homeowner that loves to fix things with their hands, we’re sure that you’ve thought about tackling your roofing system by yourself. However, as professional roofers with years of experience, trust us when we say that looks can be deceiving.

The roof of your home is a complex system. It consists of several parts that require specific attention. To get to work on your rooftop, you need to know how to navigate the roofing system, which section to tackle first, how different materials work together, maintaining your balance up there, and more.

It’s very easy to find yourself in a sticky situation once you’re in the thick of things up there. You can end up injuring not only yourself but those around you as well as damaging your rooftop. Executing safe and successful roofing projects takes years of experience.

 

If you’re still adamant about repairing or replacing your roof, here are some reasons why you should think again.

 

Permit Violations

Depending on where you live, your state or county may require specific licenses and permits to conduct any construction work.

These licenses and permits can be obtained through written tests, roofing experiences, or simply be bought. No matter how they’re obtained, you wouldn’t want to be caught without one, as it may result in you having to pay a hefty fine.

 

Insurance and Warranty Voids

If you’ve decided to work on your roof and something goes wrong, you risk losing your roofing system’s warranty, and your insurance company may not cover the damages. Your warranty and insurance are in place to protect your roofing system and ensure that should anything go wrong, you’re still financially protected.

Your insurance company cannot legally cover your roofing damages or any injuries that you or your family incurs if you decide to repair or replace your own roofing system. In their eyes, the homeowner was negligent and thus resulted in a void in both your insurance and your warranty.

 

Injuries

Rooftops can be pretty steep. When roofers are up on your roof, they make use of special safety equipment, like hardhats, harnesses, safety nets, etc., to protect them from potential injuries. Not only that, but when they’re up on your roof, they know where to step, how lightly to tread, and which spaces to avoid to avoid causing any damages to your roof and injuries to themselves.

Knowing what equipment to use, how to use them, and how to navigate your rooftop comes after years of roofing experience. Often when homeowners attempt to repair or replace their roofing systems, injuries and significant damages usually follow. To save yourself money and time, it’s best to hire a professional roofing team like those found at Rainout Roofing for all your roofing needs.

 

For professional roofing services that you can always rely on, give Rainout Roofing a call today!

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