November 24, 2023
It’s no secret that roofing repairs and upgrades can cost a lot. So, it makes sense that some people would want to try to save money by doing it themselves. However, roofing work isn’t something that you should DIY! Aside from the most minor repairs, such as replacing one or two shingles, it really is best to hire professional residential roofing services when your Fayetteville, NC, roof needs work done.
Why? There are plenty of reasons.
Why You Should Never Do Your Own Roofing Work
1 – Roofing work is dangerous
It’s easy to underestimate how dangerous roofing work is, but the fall from even a single-story home is enough to paralyze or to kill. In fact, according to OSHA, falls are the most commonplace form of construction-related injury. Even professional roofers are in danger, and they have plenty of experience working on rooftops.
You don’t want to risk your own neck – literally – just to save a little money.
2 – DIY isn’t as cheap as you might think
While it’s true that doing work yourself avoids paying for workers, it overlooks another major cost: the tools and materials. Residential roofing services are buying materials in bulk at a substantial discount, which allows them to pass the savings on to you. Likewise, they already have specialty tools that would be quite expensive for you to purchase for yourself.
Plus, if anything goes wrong, you’re out the time and money you spent on the DIY job, and then you’d have to call in contractors to fix it anyway.
3 – Professionals get roofing work done quickly
Residential roofing crews include several people, all working to complete the job as quickly as is (safely and effectively) possible. In most cases, the work can be done in a day, or over a weekend. On the other hand, if you’re trying to do it yourself, you could be looking at many days or even weeks.
That’s a long time to go with a hole in your roof!
4 – See the job done right
In nearly all areas, including Fayetteville, roof upgrades must be re-inspected by the city. It’s not just a question of doing the job, the job has to be done well enough to adhere to local regulations. Not many amateurs have the skills and expertise to accomplish this. And if your roof fails inspection, you’re paying for contractors to redo the work.
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