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3 Great Reasons Why a DIY Roof Repair is Almost Always a Bad Idea


Clogged gutters are the number one cause of basement water problems, but a roof or gutter system that's not working properly can present countless issues to your home. Instead of attempting a DIY roof repair job, it's ideal to call a professional roofing contractor to diagnose and resolve the issue in an efficient manner. Whether you just need a few replacement roofing shingles installed or you're performing a serious repair job, here's why it's never a good idea to attempt a DIY roof repair job.


Danger to Personal Safety


First off, if you're performing any type of roof repair job without professional experience, chances are, you're not using professional safety equipment, either. Roof repair experts have the safety equipment and knowledge needed to complete the job efficiently without endangering themselves or your home. But by attempting the job yourself, you're essentially foregoing these freedoms, and the results could be disastrous.


Unreliable Quality


In a consumer survey, durability was identified as the number one factor when determining which new roof to purchase (88%), followed closely by longevity (83%). Unfortunately, if you value durability, attempting a DIY roof repair job is always a bad idea. Despite your skill level with other household maintenance, unless you've had professional training with roof repair, you could end up causing more damage or sacrificing the overall structural integrity of your roof.


Longer Project Time


Finally, those attempting to repair their own roof can often expect longer project times if they don't have the experience needed to complete the job quickly, like most experts do. Of course, speed doesn't have to be a priority, but it may be, depending on your roofing issue. In any case, a professional can handle the repair more efficiently virtually 100% of the time.


Under normal circumstances, your roof should be inspected once or twice a year, and regardless of the type of repair you need, hiring a professional provides a trained eye that is necessary to diagnose and resolve even the most advanced issues to help keep your home as protected as possible. For more information about roof installation, siding installation, or roofing shingles, contact JAC Roofing and Exteriors.

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