Roofing No No’s
Every home owner will experience a time when they need to evaluate the condition of their roof, whether they live in a newer home or an older one. At times we can find ourselves asking if we should choose the less experienced but less expensive contractor or if we’re even able to save money by trying to repair or install the roof ourselves. It is always important to remember that even though hiring a professional may be the more expensive option, it is the best option available to you. Below are 4 things that you need to avoid when you’re making decisions about your roof.
- Repairing or Replacing a Roof with No Experience
Having little to no experience when you’re working on your roof is the worst thing that you could do. It is far more beneficial to leave it up to the professionals as you could find yourself spending thousands of dollars and doing the job incorrectly. You will also be putting yourself and your family at risk. There have been numerous times where our team has been called in to repair a do-it-yourself job at home and the previous work isn’t only a waste of the home owner’s time, but their money as well.
- Buying the Materials Yourself
There’s a reason as to why our team works with a certain materials as their durability and integrity has been tried and tested over many years of use. Finding the best deal for roofing materials is always a good thing, but it can also be advantageous to rely on the prices that your contractor can get. You won’t have to worry about buying the wrong amount of materials and in most cases your contractor will have access to better ones that will last a longer period of time.
- Installing the Wrong Products
It is important to note that not every roofing product is good for your roof, in fact there are plenty of products that might be easy to use at first but will cause a significant amount of damage over time. Relying on the professionals will help to make sure that the right components are installed in the right way.
- Hiring the Wrong Contractor
Making sure the job is done right is just as important as making sure the right materials are used. Take the time to find a reputable contractor in your area that has an extensive list of references that you can contact. Talk to friends and family members to see if they know anyone that would be able to help you with your roofing needs.