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When is it time to hire professional roofers?

As people that work with our hands on a daily basis, it is understandable that some homeowners have a tendency to be “do-it-yourselfers”.  There is nothing quite like being able to fix a problem on your own, bringing the satisfaction of a job well done.  In some cases, minor fixes and home improvements that are handled by the homeowner can be a great way to save money.  For example, not everyone can afford to hire a landscaper to mow their lawn.  One area where things are best left to professionals is the roofing system of your home.  What may seem like a few missing or loose shingles may be a much larger problem.

It may not always be apparent from ground level that a roof has been damaged.  We recommend calling a roofing repair company near you to request an inspection.  This is an especially great idea if your town has recently gone through a large snow or wind storm.  Let’s say the damage is clearly visible and you’ve come to a decision that it’s time to repair your roof.  You may question if this is a job you can achieve on your own.  Perhaps you have an arsenal of tools in your garage, high-speed internet, and YouTube.  What seems like a job for an experienced handyman may lead to bigger and harder to fix problems.

A quick story about specialists

There is a reason that people go into different professions. In the past several weeks there has been a commercial that’s been making its way through the experts. In the commercial is a guy who owns a handyman service who was saying he needed to figure out some legal things for his business, adding that instead of hiring a lawyer, he decided to go to law school and become an attorney. (A second later he laughs and says he’s just kidding because he hated school.)

Lawyers are good at navigating the law, electricians understand how to handle electrical work, and roofers understand how to best repair or replace a roof in Denver, CO. If you’re not an experienced roofer, this isn’t the type of job you should attempt on your own.

Repairing or replacing a roof takes experience

One of the biggest issues you could run into relates to doing serious damage to your roofing system.  When it comes to roof repair in Salt Lake City, if the job isn’t done correctly, the evidence of poor workmanship may not be noticeable right away.  In some cases, problems that were thought fixed can take months if not a few years to appear.  Depending on the nature of the damage you may need to replace your entire roof much sooner than you would have needed to, had you hired a professional.

One of the major concerns with older roofs are leaks that can arise for a variety of reasons.  If a leak has gone unnoticed it could snowball into a mold, mildew and/or bug infestation problem.  All these above-mentioned issues could lead to expensive repairs.

 You could be injured while working on the roof

Every year emergency rooms treat thousands of people who have been injured while attempting a DIY repair job.  No one wants to turn into a statistic.  Of all the various home improvement jobs, hopping up on your roof is perhaps one of the most dangerous.  There is a large number of things that can go wrong.  If you accidentally were to fall off your roof you could end up with a serious sprain, breaking bones or even head trauma.  The risk associated with roof work is also a factor to take into account when you are weighing the cost and benefits of various solutions.

The good news is that Rock Top is here to help residents of Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.  Call our office at (801) 567-1234 to speak with a professional and schedule an inspection to go over various options.