Time is of the essence when it comes to addressing roofing issues. You must contact a residential roofing professional as soon as you notice signs of a leak in your home. Even if the damage seems small, you shouldn’t try to repair it yourself.
Here are reasons you shouldn’t attempt DIY roof repairs.
Misdiagnosis of the Problem
Roofing issues occur for various reasons. Failure to diagnose the problem correctly can do your roof more harm than good. On the other hand, an experienced professional will almost instantly know what’s wrong and the ideal solution for the issue. At Northeast Gutters and Remodeling, you can count on us to help you make the best decisions for your roof and the rest of your home. Aside from roof repair and replacement, we also specialize in gutter installation.
Pros have the proper training and tools necessary to perform repairs safely and efficiently. If you don’t have any experience climbing the roof or using a ladder, you are putting your safety at risk. It could be dangerous for an untrained person to climb roofs, especially ones with steep slopes. There is also the possibility of accidentally coming in contact with power lines or tripping over protrusions like vents.
You could end up dealing with further damage. Improperly walking on shingles can break them or dislodge their protective granules. Poor nailing techniques or incorrect flashing installation can result in leaks.
Wasted Time and Money
DIY jobs tend to cause a roofing issue to recur or another problem to develop. What a professional can do in moments could take you hours and even days. You might have also bought materials and tools which are actually not ideal for the job, causing further damage. Hiring a roofer to fix the issue correctly the first time will save you more in the long run.
Whether it’s roof repair, gutter replacement or siding installation, you can depend on Northeast Gutters and Remodeling. We are a premier provider of home exterior services. Call us at (860) 899-7878, or fill out our contact form to get an estimate.