Roofing issues can happen for several reasons. Damage can develop when the roof doesn’t receive proper maintenance or as a result of an extreme weather event. Regardless of what caused the problem, you must hire an experienced professional for repairs.
Attempting to perform a roof repair is never a good idea. Keep reading to find out why.
High Risk of Injury
DIY repairs increase the chances of injuries. If you don’t know how to use a ladder or have no experience climbing up a roof, leave the job to a pro. Walking on the roof is especially dangerous after a storm because the surface could be slippery. It’s even riskier to move around a flat or steep roofing system.
Residential roof replacement and repair require proper tools and techniques. Using the wrong tools or committing mistakes during the repair can result in further damage. If you’re not careful, you can dislodge shingle granules, making your roof more vulnerable to the elements. Without these sediments, shingles will also deteriorate faster.
After a thorough inspection, professionals can determine the cause of the problem and address it permanently. On the other hand, misdiagnosis of the problem will only cause the issue to recur. Experienced roofing contractors have likely dealt with all sorts of problems, so they know what’s best for your roof.
Wasted Money, Time and Effort
Attempting to repair your roof can end up costing more in the long run. You need to purchase tools and materials to do the job. What could take a professional a few minutes or hours to do could take you significantly longer to complete. If you make errors, more damage can even occur. Just think about how much you would save if you simply hired a reliable roofer to do the job right the first time.
Turn to Genesis Roofing for your roof repair and replacement needs. We also specialize in storm damage restoration, seamless gutter installation, siding replacement and more! Call us at (515) 202-1667 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.