A Word to the Wise from the Professionals — Avoid Doing it Yourself

Posted on Thursday, 11th June 2015

A Word to the Wise from the Professionals – Avoid Doing It Yourself

I hear the following statement from amateurs more times than I would like to admit: “roofing seems pretty straightforward.” True, roofing is not rocket science, but like most things in life, there’s more than meets the eye. Everyone thinks they can act, everyone thinks they can write, and everyone thinks they can roof. O Contraire! Roofing can be very dangerous, and one mistake could be your last.

Despite the humorous tone, the previous statement is far from a joke. Every year professional roofers are severely injured or killed on the job. Falls, lacerations from protruding metals, electric shocks, and punctured eyes from projectiles are just a few assailants that the modern day roofer faces on the job. Doing this every day for your entire working life leads to inevitable injuries.

But as a do it yourselfer you will not be prepared to evade the hazards that modern professional roofers typically encounter. What’s more, you will most likely be forced to rent tools to complete the job. There are more instances than we can count when homeowners call us and ask to repair the damage they caused while attempting to fix their roof. Indeed, a roof is the most essential part of a home. It guards your from rain, sleet, hail, and any other weather hazard houses are prone to. You wouldn’t try to fix a cavity yourself, so why would try and repair your roof!

The moral of this story is that an attempt to save a little money could end up costing more in the long run. Attempting to repair your house, failing, and then calling a roofer is beyond a doubt more expensive. Add the safety risks associated with roofing to the equation and attempting to fix your own roof makes little sense.

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