When’s the last time you looked closely at your roof? For many homeowners, the roof doesn’t get much attention until something’s wrong. When that happens, it’s a good idea to leave the roof replacement or installation of new shingles to professionals.
Avoid Injuries and Accidents
Safety is the number one reason to contact roofing professionals when your roof has suffered damage. There are several ways you or someone you care about could be hurt if you try to tackle this job on your own:
- Fall-related injuries are some of the most common reasons people end up in the emergency room. These falls could occur while you’re trying to carry supplies up a ladder or if your roof is steeply pitched. Falls happen because roofs and shingles tend to be slick, especially if you live in a humid area or have recently had rain or snow.
- How often do you handle equipment such as nail guns, staplers, and the sharp tools used in roofing? If you have used those tools in the past, you’ve probably had sure footing. The risk of injury increases when you have to navigate the incline and instability you experience on top of your house.
- If you’ve involved neighbors or children to help you, there’s a good chance that at least one of your helpers doesn’t have the experience necessary to work safely. Professional roofers have been trained and have the right equipment to complete the installation of new shingles safely.
Steer Clear of New Damage
Roofs tend to be an expensive part of your home, so when the time comes to replace it, you want to be sure that you get the best results. Unfortunately, it isn’t uncommon for homeowners to DIY this project, only to find that the job needs to be re-done, but this time around, there may be additional damage to your home. Don’t pay for your roof replacement more than once.
Stay Off the Roof
Climbing onto the roof to DIY a roof replacement isn’t worth the risk of injury or replacement. Avoid damaging yourself and your home by turning this particular home repair over to professionals.