Why DIY Roofing Is a Bad Idea


If your roof springs a leak, or if the old roof needs a complete replacement, you might be tempted to do the project yourself. After all, you’ve got a hammer and nails and you can go to the home improvement store and buy the shingles. Before you commit to this path, though, you might want to think about all of the things that could go wrong. A few of them are simple enough, beginning with how much work you will have to do, but others are dangerous and could even put your health at risk.

What Could Go Wrong?

The list of bad results from DIY roofing is long and shocking. Here are just a few of the most common unfortunate results from inexperienced roofers:

  • You could injure yourself during the old roof tear off, while carrying shingles up to the roof or while getting on and off the ladder
  • A friend or relative could get injured and possibly sue you
  • Your workmanship could be deficient and result in water damage to the inside of your home
  • The roofing job may not last as long as a job done by professionals
  • Your roof might just look bad, without smooth lines and orderly shingle patterns

When you do the job yourself, it may not be backed up by any type of warranty. If it fails prematurely it is all on your shoulders.

How To Make Things Right

When your roof goes bad, a licensed, certified, and insured roofing company is your best friend. They will make sure the job is completed properly and if any problems develop, they will be there to fix them promptly. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about leaks the next time it rains. Call Bone Dry Roofing to get the roof you deserve: 877-BONE-DRY.




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We had Bone Dry do masonry, roofing & gutter for us. Everyone we dealt with was professional, polite & on time. We were actually amazed how fast they did the roof & it looked great. Actually everything looked great
Debra B.
The experience of working with all of the folks at Bone Dry Roofing was top notch. Detailed photos and videos were provided for the initial inspection of the roof and then multiple photos were provided throughout the installation. I live in another state and was very well pleased working with them long distance. They made it very easy and stress free. The shingle roof - and all new decking - was replaced in less than 7 hours. Other teams of theirs will be back to replace the b pipe and the gutters next week.
Liz B.
AJ Snow and his crew did a fantastic job. I got pictures and text throughout the project until completion. Will always use Bone Dry Roofing. That are very good and do great work!
Michael D.
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