Ways DIY Roof Repairs Can Go Wrong

Whenever you’re undertaking a DIY project, you save on labor costs, which greatly impact the overall cost of roof repair or replacement done by a professional.


However, DIY roof repairs can unfortunately go wrong, making it necessary to hire a professional roofer to do the work all over again. You end up spending way more than you planned, especially if the roof got damaged even more while you’re attempting to fix it yourself.

Here are some of the most common ways a DIY roof repair can cost you more time and money:

1. The problem can be misdiagnosed

A professional is trained to quickly – and accurately- identify the root cause of the problem and come up with the best, cost-effective solution to fix it, so you won’t have to encounter the same issue anytime soon.

You, on the other hand, will most likely lack the skills and training necessary to accomplish the job right the first time.

Lack of practice may result in bad craftsmanship, too, so it can negatively impact the appearance of your roof.

2. Safety is compromised

A professional will know what they’re doing, and readily have all the necessary tools and equipment to carry out the job safely. An experienced roofer can also operate tools on the roof without losing their balance. They literally know the steps to take
to keep your property safe.

Improper repairs also compromise your roof’s structural integrity and affect your roofing system’s durability, efficiency, and performance.

3. You pay out of pocket for damaged materials

If the materials get damaged during roof replacement, you -an unlicensed installer- will void the manufacturer’s warranty, so you won’t get compensated for them. It doesn’t end here. If the insurance company discovers you repaired or replaced the roof yourself, the company may void the policy or refuse to insure you.

Voiding your warranty for DIY roof repairs won’t be worth it.

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As much as we recommend hiring a professional when it comes to roofing jobs, we also understand how doing the job yourself is an opportunity to save money.

But if you’re overestimating your strength and skill set, you might be putting your home’s safety at risk. A botched repair job may even damage your home in the process.

You can count on us to keep this from happening. With a Good Guy in your corner, you have someone with the right skills, knowledge, and tools to either replace your roof or do the necessary repairs right the first time. We’re also licensed and insured, so if the unexpected happens, you’re covered.

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