Many homeowners today take on do-it-yourself (DIY) home projects. While this may be feasible for simple handyman tasks, it’s still advisable to hire a roofing contractor when performing roof repair and installation jobs.
Roofing carries with it a lot of risks and dangers. Not only do you have to understand how to handle the different tools and materials, but you risk falling from a high elevation. Before you decide to try the job yourself, consider the following benefits of hiring a roofing contractor:
Experience: Most people never step on the roof of a house, let alone try to do physical labor on it. A roofing contractor, on the other hand, has what are called “roof legs.” Due to their experience, they can adeptly navigate roofs without the risk of falling or injury.
Knowledge: Tearing out a roof may be relatively easy, but installation and repair are trickier. If you need to replace shingles, you need to know what type of roof and shingles you have because some of them, like t-lock shingles, are already obsolete and require special sourcing and professional installation. In addition, if you need a roof replacement or a new roof seal, a professional will know which materials are best to use on your house.
Cost: People tend to go the DIY route primarily because of cost concerns. A significant part of the roofing expense is on labor, and doing it yourself saves you that money. However, by attempting to do the work yourself, you run the risk of it not being done correctly, which could cost you more in the long run. To ensure the job is done quickly and expertly, hire a roofing contractor.
The cost of a roofing project does not have to be prohibitive. Haro’s Roofing offers reasonable rates for residential roofing services. Call today at (780) 994-7887 for a free estimate.