Roof repair is one of those projects that is best left to professionals. The fourth deadliest job in the U.S., roof repair is dangerous. Every year, over two thousand people die because of falls from roofs. These are both amateurs and professionals.
But many people believe climbing up on roofs to inspect or repair them is a simple task. It certainly is not.
Although falling is a clear danger when roof repair is required, there are others that most people don’t consider. Bruises, cuts, sprained ankles, and strained backs can also result. People who don’t know what they’re doing, or homeowners who want to save a few bucks, can miss soft spots in the roof decking, step through them, and cause more damage.
Wasps and hornets can make their nests along roof lines and cause painful stings. Then there is weather to consider when looking to do a roof repair. Any brief rain shower can turn your roof into a slick hazard. Wind gusts can throw you off balance and cause a fall, either onto the roof or off of it.
Making a good roof repair, one that is done right and will last, requires the right tools and lots of experience. The wrong tools or techniques can result in significant costs in the long run.
There are some problems that might be encountered in roof repair that the untrained eye can miss. And some of these issues can cause major problems if they are not found and made right.
You also need to consider the cost of roof repair. While you may think doing it yourself will save you money, keep in mind that professionals often buy materials in bulk and thus get a better cost than you can. Plus, professionals can get the job done quickly as well as right. This is better than you spending several weekends or vacation days doing a dangerous job that might not be done right.
Finally, consider this: Letting professionals do your roof repair might be the only way to keep a warranty on your roof.
When you need roof repair or a new roof or if you need information about the best kind of roofing shingle to buy, contact Price My Roof at 978-361-6129. They’ve been in business for 15 years doing home improvements in the New Hampshire, Eastern Massachusetts, and Boston areas.