The average homeowner understands that when it comes to home improvement, it’s better to figure out how to do it yourself. Whether you’re a top tier handyman or just an average Joe, nearly anyone can learn to replace carpet, build simple wooden furniture, or replace a toilet. With that considered, doing your roofing should be the same right? Wrong! In this article, we’re going to be looking a five primary reasons to use professional roofers instead.
They know what they are doing
For thousands of years, human beings have been working towards extreme specialization in a given profession. Even if you are a handy person, it’s impossible to know everything about roof replacement, unless of course, you are a professional. Hiring a roofing contractor saves you the trouble of researching the basics of roofing technique as well as buying, shipping and installing the needed materials.
They will save you time
Since they are professionals, roofers will save you the most valuable commodity of all: time. According to www.JandMRoofing.com, the average roofing job takes about one to three days, so long as the weather is tolerable. However, an amateur can spend up to a week to finish a complete roof. This is the time you could better spend focusing on other domestic projects, work, family, or personal relaxation.
They save you money
Roofing materials can be found in several hardware stores, but they’re likely to be more expensive than what the pros are getting. This is because contracts typically buy in bulk and so save money on supplies. So overall roofing by yourself is likely to be more expensive proposition than it’s worth, especially if you end up making a mistake.
They may save you a trip to the hospital
Roofing can be extremely excruciating work, even if you are a professional. However, the pros are accustomed to the labor load, have coworkers to assist them, and are trained to work as efficiently and safely as possible. A lone would-be DIYer runs the risk of running into some problems like overheating in the sun or even falling off of their home, only to then find themselves alone without aid. Saving money is important, but your personal safety matters more.
They are insured
Professional roofers carry specialized insurance to protect themselves and their customers. So even if something catastrophic happens, such as severe inclement weather damages your home during roof replacement, both parties are covered. If you work alone, you don’t have this form of financial protection.