A DIY roof installation is performed by a homeowner instead of a professional roof installer. Although it may seem like a good idea at the time since you do not have to bear the expense of a professional roofing contractor, its risks are high and you may have to pay big time for them.
Let’s take a look at why it is not a good idea to DIY your roof installation.
The very nature of installing a roof is dangerous as you have to work at heights, lifting heavy panes. Even if the weather conditions are perfect, the potential for slips and falls are high. One bad move and you can injure yourself if you are an inexperienced installer.
Completing a roofing project is quite complicated and challenging. If you do something wrong, it can lead to a lot of wasted material and can even jeopardize your entire investment. There are many things that can go wrong when you are installing a roof and instead of saving money, it can cost you money.
Installing a roof can be tricky. It might appear simple but securing seams is difficult and if you do not get it right, you will make the roof susceptible to leaks. This will reduce the lifespan of your roof and can cause considerable water damage to your house that can lead to hefty repair bills.
A professional contractor will acquire the best quality material for your roofing project. As an inexperienced roof installer, you may be at risk of selecting poor-quality material and products for your roof. This means that your roof will have a substantially reduced lifespan and you will need to replace it again in a matter of years, rather than decades.
A poorly done roof will reflect poorly on your home. Not only will it ruin the curb appeal of your home but anyone who sees it will assume that your home is not safe. If you are thinking of selling your house for a good price, a poorly installed roof will turn off many home buyers.
If your roof slabs are not sealed or fastened properly or equipped with high-quality materials, their integrity will be compromised and they may soon develop cracks and holes. This can let in drafts and rainwater and reduce the energy efficiency of your home, resulting in increased HVAC bills.
If you do not know what you are doing, installing a roof over your home can take a huge amount of time. You also do not have the industry-grade equipment and the years of training to quickly and efficiently finish the work on time. All of this can extend your time from mere weeks to several months.
The roof is your first line of defense against the elements and pests. If your roof is not done right, it will not just fail to provide you protection from external elements but will also be a danger in itself since it can develop cracks or break at any time. This can put your family at risk.
If you want to install a roof at your home at an affordable price, we at Utah Roofing have you covered. Reach out to us for a professional roof installation with premium-quality materials done by professional contractors.