Roofing Contractor vs. DIY Roof Replacement

When it comes to roof replacement, the best course of action is to hire a professional roofing contractor. While it may be tempting to go the DIY route, this type of project is best left in the hands of a professional because other than the safety risks involved, roof installation requires exact precision. In the end, the decision to work on the project yourself—minus professional help—could prove to be more costly.

Installing a new roof can cost you several thousands of dollars, and arguably, this can increase by a significant percentage if you hire a professional roof contractor. However, if you opt to do the project on your own, you might miss out on important steps that are critical to the reliability of your roofing system; thereby compromising its integrity and exposing the entire household to numerous safety risks.

DIY Factors to Consider

If the DIY temptation is still strong after going back and forth in your head about whether or not to hire a licensed roofing contractor, it might help to know the tasks involved prior to installing the new roof.

Depending on the condition of your roof, you may need to replace the entire thing and not just parts of it. If this is the case, then you have to consider the fact that tearing-off or removing the entire roof is no easy task. And once the roof has been removed, you have to check the condition of the planks or boards, and replace them as necessary.

In some instances, you may need to install new plywood over your old roof deck before you can install the new roof.

There are minor home repairs or improvement projects that you can do on your own but roof replacement isn’t one of them—unless you are a professional roofing contractor or you’ve had a previous experience in successfully replacing an old roof.

In other words, roof replacement isn’t as simple and easy as painting your walls or giving your kitchen a makeover.

Did you know that a roof replacement professionally done by a licensed contractor adds value to your home? This is something to keep in mind if you are considering selling your home in the future.

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