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 Fort Wayne to get the roof you deserve: 260-267-6189.




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