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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Bone Dry did a great job of insulating the attic and area behind the bedroom. Professional and fairly priced.
Sue Wood
I was very satisfied with Bone Dry Roofing. They made some repairs that were needed. Their quote was competitive, the job was scheduled in a timely manner, and the work was done professionally and t..
Gregory Anselm
Whitney was awesome!! And her crew of workers were also they showed up at 7 and got right to work!! They were done with the roof … cleaned up and out by 1130!! The roof looks amazing!!!
Jessica Carter
I appreciate your immediate attention, precise analysis of the problem, and nicely installed fix.
Gwen Erwood
Excellent communication during the bidding and scheduling process. Quick work on every project they have done for us (our roof and a 100 foot brick retaining wall along our drive). Excellent clean-up ..
Megan Werle
They did a good and timely job
Chardonnay Rose
They have done a great job for me many times already and they stand behind their work.
Gary Behling
Scheduled us in sooner than estimated due to rain in the forecast. kept me in the loop and shared pictures of progress at each stage.
Chardonnay Rose