Have you discovered the dreaded signs of a leaking roof on your home or commercial building? While you may feel overwhelmed, you’re in good company. According to a study by The Travelers Companies Inc., eleven percent of home claims stemmed from weather-related water damage and leaks between 2009-2015.
Now that you know you have a problem, it’s important to get on track for a solution. With the amazing resources on the internet, you may think that DIY is the way to go. After all, you can watch some videos and buy materials at the local hardware store.
Let us help you make the best decision when determining whether to take on this project yourself versus hiring a professional. When you’re considering how to proceed, consider the following three things.
Staying on Budget
When deciding whether to take on a roofing project yourself, budget is often the biggest factor. Maybe skimping on the professional service is the first thing you think you can do to save money. Oftentimes, though, a beginner on a roof project can cause more harm than good.
There is so much to consider about a roof when fixing a leak. Is there something going on with the roofing materials or gutters? Is the foundation sound? Did the leaks cause damage within the home? Will it be sufficient to simply repair and replace one area, or does the entire roof need to be replaced? These are all things to keep in mind.
If you don’t do a complete repair on what is causing the leak in the first place, you may be setting yourself up for a more expensive project in the future. Unless you have experience with roofing repair and replacement, this is probably not the time to try.
The best way to stay on budget is to shop around at different contractors and get free estimates before proceeding. Make sure to do your research on your material brand. As a CertainTeed certified and ShingleMaster company, our team at RoofPRO is guaranteed to provide the professional installation necessary to keep your warranty intact.
Believe it or not, the way your materials are installed does matter. You should take a second look at the limitations in place by the roofing material manufacturer you choose. Working without a certification can void the warranty on the supplies you use. This means that you might get into a situation where all the hard work you’ve done means nothing and you have to start from scratch. This can be extremely costly for you in the future.
Remember: here’s no replacement for certification. A professional roofing company has the training in place to guarantee that the materials are installed correctly and according to the appropriate warranty standards.
Don’t Assume the Risk
Roofing can be a dangerous job. You could fall and cause extensive injury to yourself. Professionals like RoofPRO may make it look easy, but we have many years of experience and employ the highest safety standards. YouTube cannot teach you the in-depth knowledge it takes to handle tough situations on the fly. Don’t risk your safety to save a few bucks. If you’re in the Baltimore or Howard County area, call the team at RoofPRO today for your free estimate. We want to show you how an investment in service can save you money over the lifetime of your roof.
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