Many people nowadays are set on the “Do It Yourself” mentality. However, for such an essential part of your house, the roof, it is advised to hire a professional. The roof protects all integral parts of your home, including the entire structure, your belongings, and your family. We recommend that a professional handle a whole roof replacement and also any repairs. As a “Do It Yourself-er” no amount of studying or research can give you the same knowledge as experience and certified training.
Here are some reasons we recommend hiring a professional roofer for your project:
- Expertise- roofing professionals spend hours and hours perfecting their skills, training, working with other contractors, and competing certifications. They have experience working with clients on different types and sizes of roofs for various clients. This helps the professionals deliver superior results without having to worry about mistakes. A professional roofing contractor knows which high-quality products to use, which techniques are correct for each kind of roofing install, and the proper tools and equipment to use to get long-lasting, excellent results.
- Safety- professional roofing companies have invested in equipment, safety gear, and risk management training to provide a safe, quality install of your new roof. Accidents can occur when you give most of your attention to learning a new skill and are not focused on safety and risk, resulting in serious injury, pain, and costly medical expenses. By hiring a professional roofing contractor, you can avoid costly injuries and leave the experts to do the work. Also, the roofers at each company are often insured to protect the company and the homeowner from liability.
- Time- Professional roofers work on a timeline and want to complete the work quickly. Rather than committing a significant amount of your own time to learn the craft and complete the entire project, hire a professional who has the experience to ensure the project is finished with high quality and promptly. Experience in the roofing industry is essential and when you hire a professional contractor, you can bet they will take the best approach to save time and costs.
- Warranty- Most professional roofing companies will offer some contractor roof warranty. These can look vastly different from one contractor to another, so do your research when selecting a roofing company. Usually, this will cover the workmanship, and if you have any issues with the work on the roof, you can call the company and have them look at it and make fixes as necessary. When doing any work yourself on your roof, fixes can be costly and in the end, you may have to call a professional roofing company to fix mistakes.
- Working with Insurance Companies- The majority of professional roofing contractors have dealt with insurance companies throughout the years. This can be very tricky to navigate as a homeowner if you have never done it before. Having a contractor who has worked with an insurance adjuster to get you correct and fair pricing is a valuable part of hiring a professional. Especially if you are dealing with an emergency or an extensive repair, this is a significant task to manage yourself. Hiring a professional roofing company can give you peace of mind and leave the experts to deal with the insurance companies.