When it comes to your roof, it’s not a DIY job. Fixing your roof can be tedious and dangerous if not done properly. Before you look to Youtube for a how-to video, consider the fact that the disadvantages of fixing your roof on your own outweigh the advantages. Your roof is the first line of defence against the elements, and if done incorrectly it can cause extensive issues that will cost you time and money.
Here are a few reasons why you should hire a certified professional when doing your roof:
In Canada, more than 40,000 workers get injured annually due to fall accidents! One of the biggest advantages of hiring a certified professional is keeping yourself, your home and everyone around you safe. Professionals have the equipment and training needed to ensure they are at the lowest risk possible when climbing ladders, and carrying materials up and down. Something as simple as a gust of wind can knock you off your roof.
A professional roofing contractor has the knowledge and experience to give you the necessary recommendations needed to fix your roof. Without this knowledge, you may be unable to detect certain issues that could cause problems down the road.
A certified professional roofing contractor is trained to install and fix a roof safely, as well ensure that it will be sustainable over a long period. These professionals have mastered the techniques and skills needed to have your roof perform at its peak.
Certified professional roofing contractors know the tips, tricks and techniques to get the job done quickly and efficiently. If you decide to DIY the project over a few weeks or months this leaves your roof exposed to outdoor elements.
If you decide to do it yourself and make a mistake, you will then have to call a roofing professional which will cost you more, depending on the damage. If you finish your roof but don’t do it properly, you will be left with more problems in the future that could become very time-consuming.
4) Equipment & Materials
There is specialized equipment needed to do the job safely and efficiently that may not be available at the local hardware store. This equipment is essential to the success of the job being done right. A certified professional will have these tools alongside the expertise on the best materials needed.
At LP Platinum in Guelph we understand that a roof is more than just something that keeps out the rain and snow. The exterior of your house impacts you, your family, and the entire neighborhood! We’re committing to meeting these high standards on every job that we do.
Make sure to get the job done right the first time. You can request a quote here or give us a call at 519-803-9737 to learn more about how we can help.