It actually sounds like a great weekend project: your roof is in the worse of its conditions because of a previous storm. However, you don’t feel like it’s a big problem — it’s just missing roofing shingles that require replacing. With the help of a few YouTube videos and articles you’ve found online, it definitely feels like you’re ready to get on your roof and solve the problem in just one weekend.

The reality of the situation starts to hit when your start climbing the ladder. Even if it’s just the second floor, the unsecured stability and high slope of your home makes you feel noxious. Furthermore, you’ve started DIY repairs during summer, which requires proper protective equipment to prevent any possible ailments right after you perform roofing.

These are just some of the tiniest issues that homeowners have to deal with when it comes to DIY roofing. While reading tips online and reading through the DIY repair process is helpful greatly, experience is still a great teacher, and a dependable South Windsor CT roofing contractor team’s experience is definitely not worth underestimating.

In addition to a homeowner’s lack of experience is their lack of training and proper equipment. All roofers have their safety harnesses and other standard-grade high-quality equipment that guarantees accuracy and precision results in all their projects. In doing so, they always make sure their projects end up with high quality results.

Roof Works Inc. has a great list of reasons why homeowners should never attempt to do DIY roof repair. Their justification: it only ends up more expensive and problematic for homeowners. Read more about their statement below.

When it comes to home improvement projects like roofing repair and maintenance and gutter installation, you might assume that it will be cheaper to just do it yourself. However, without the proper training and experience, your DIY roofing project is likely to go horribly wrong. For your own safety it is best that you hire a professional siding and roof service to take care of your home maintenance needs.

Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Rather than Attempting DIY Roofing

Experience: A professional contractor has both the knowledge and the experience necessary when it comes to risky maintenance tasks. They are well-trained, allowing them to perform a new roofing installation that will last, which lowers the risk of potential problems like storm damage and regular wear and tear.

Safety: You do not want to put yourself in a situation that could cause harm to you or those living in your home. Besides the risk of personal injury, you may also fail to properly perform the task at hand, leading to the possibility of a roof collapse or conditions that breed mold and provoke infestation.

Time: A team of experts will be able to complete a new roofing installation in a much shorter time span than an amateur can. Don’t waste your time. Hire an experienced contractor.

Cost-effectiveness: Yes, hiring a professional to install a roof may cost more upfront. A company will typically charge between $2,000 and $8,500 for a standard roof with a square footage between 2,200 and 2,600 feet roof while you could initially do it yourself for between $1,000 and $4,000. However, a shoddy roof job will cost you more in the long run, particularly if you need to have it repaired more often. Additionally, a poor roof installation may produce unintended gaps and cracks that allow air to leak into or out of the house, thus causing your energy bill to increase. In fact, one-third of a typical family’s heating and cooling budget is wasted on air that leaks in and out of those cracks.  (Continued)

Remember, it pays to work with professionals to ensure the high-quality of roof repair, replacement, or installation you’ll receive. If you have yet to find one in South Windsor, you can definitely count on us at Slavin Home Improvements for high-quality roofing. Contact us today to learn more about all that we can do for you.