If you are tossing around the concept of doing your own roof repair job its easy to understand why. Roofing contractors don't come cheap, and it can be rather costly to have even a smaller house re-roofed. However, before you order up your materials, here are a few items you should consider.
#1 Your Level of Expertise
From the street, laying down a roof can, in fact, look quite easy. However; the truth is that even your local roofing contractor often has trouble finding and hiring experienced workers who have the proper training. For example, do you know how to roof around your roof jacks and chimney so they won't leak?
# 2 It's Just too Easy to Get Hurt
There is only one type of business that pays higher insurance rates than roofing contractors, and that is coal mining. What this means is that if you are looking for a dangerous type of work that you're odds of getting injured doing is high, then welcome to roofing. Also being that you're inexperienced your odds are even higher.
# 3 What About Your Time?
So just how long do you think it will take you to complete your roofing job anyway? A week, a month? The fact is that even professionals that estimate have trouble getting their scheduling right, so you can count on having to double and even triple your estimate. Meanwhile, a roofing contractor can bring in a crew and have the job done in days.
# 4 Quality and Appearances
If you think that by any means your finished do-it-yourself roofing job will have a clean, professional look, you are wildly optimistic, to say the least. Understand that it can take years for a professional roofer to learn what it takes to get it right every time and you're going to get it right the first go round?
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