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Why It Isn’t a Good Idea to Attempt DIY Roof Projects

by | Jan 29, 2020 | Blog, Roofing, Storm Damage Repair

Why It Isn’t a Good Idea to Attempt DIY Roof Projects

As the cost of living continues to increase and information about repair and maintenance techniques around the home becomes easier to access, more and more people are turning to DIY projects to save money. Although it is understandable to be interested in handling projects at home, there are some situations where you’re still better off trust trusting a professional to do the job right. At Springtree Restoration in Allen, TX, our team of experienced roofing contractors has spent years working with residents throughout the DFW Metroplex, and we understand just how important it can be to do the job right the first time while working on a roof. 

When it comes to the security and stability of your home, a roofing project is a pretty big problem. As the first line of defense, your roof is always fighting against external elements, which means you need to always ensure that it is maintained optimally. While it’s understandable to want to pay close personal attention to every aspect of your home, including the roof system, it’s important to remember that fixing mistakes can be even more expensive than the original problem.

At Springtree Restoration, our team has helped residents throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area with all kinds of roof problems over the years, and our qualified contracting team has the skills and experience to ensure the work is done correctly. To help residents get a better idea of ​​why a DIY roofing project is never a good idea, we have compiled this article to help go over some of the risks involved.

The Risk of Developing a New Leak is Very Real

Even if the initial purpose of the roof project is to repair leaks, there is always going to be an added risk of the same problem that will arise if the process does not go well. Without proper training, equipment and work experience, it can be very easy to mishandle a roof system and create gaps, holes, or even imperfections that can cause structural damage due to water infiltration. The worst part is that most of these errors cannot be easily identified, even by specialists, and the cost of repairing a roof system later maybe even higher, depending on the level of damage caused.

There is Always a Risk of Personal Injury

One of the most important things to think about before starting a roofing project is the risk of actual injury. At a minimum, the use of a ladder is required for all work on your roof. Without proper training and experience, it’s easy to make mistakes on the steep surfaces of many modern roofing systems.

Besides, most roof projects cannot be completed quickly, especially when the most effective techniques are not familiar to you. This means that there is a very real possibility that you will have to spend hours outside in the blistering Texas heat without much in the way of shade. Heatstroke is a serious problem and can be a very dangerous hazard when working on a roof.

A DIY Project Might Void Your Warranty

Most roof systems today offer some type of warranty to protect homeowners from installation errors or mistakes during the manufacturing process. What most people don’t realize is that the fine print of this agreement usually determines that the warranty will be canceled under certain circumstances.

One of these conditions is the condition that an unlicensed professional is not permitted to work on the roof. This is one way to protect the roofing system, and contractors, from the risk of additional damage that a person can do on their own during the repair work. 

Ask Springtree Restoration in Allen, Texas to Work With You

If you’re thinking about starting a roofing project, or if there’s a problem on your roof that needs to be dealt with, then its never a good idea to try and handle it alone. Without the right skills, tools, and support systems available to a professional, handling a situation on your roof could easily create even more problems than it solves. Instead, be sure to contact our team as quickly as possible so we can get started helping you, and you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your roof is being taken care of the right way.

 

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