You need to replace your roof. Should you attempt to do it yourself or hire a professional roofing contractor? It is a big job and it might be a little more than you’re up for. There are many reasons why installing a new roof is a job best left for professional roofers like Crest Roofing & Co in Edmonton. Here are a few:
They have the experience and expertise.
Crest Roofing deals with roofs and roof-related problems on a daily basis. They know that your roofing system depends on more than just shingles, but also includes your soffits, fascias, eavestroughs and ventilation. If they discover unforeseen damage on your roof or an unexpected issue arises, they will have the knowledge and experience to deal with it quickly and correctly. No amount of internet research or YouTube videos can amount to the expertise a licensed roofing contractor will bring.
They will also know exactly how much material will be needed for the project. If you do this on your own you could overestimate or underestimate how much material you need. That could result in spending way more than you actually needed to or a lot of time spent running back to the hardware store.
If you do not install your shingles or repair damage properly, you will have to call someone in to fix the job as well as any other damage your mistake could have caused your home. That will cost you more money. It’s better to have it done right by a professional the first time. Read more benefits of hiring a roofing contractor.
Roofing can be risky.
Falling off of your roof can result in serious injury. If you are just learning how to install a new roof, chances are you are focused on that task and not focused on how you can do it the most safely. Roofers spend a lot of time on high, slanted surfaces and are experienced in safety precautions and procedures. Not only do they have the knowledge to do the job right and the experience to do it safely, they also come armed with the appropriate tools and safety equipment to reduce the risk of an accident.
A professional roofing contractor will also have the proper insurance. This means that if there is any property damage or an accident that causes injury, you as the homeowner are not responsible. That is why it is always important to ask to see a contractor’s insurance, in order to ensure that you are not liable for any accidents on the job-site.
It will save you a lot of time.
Roofing is a big job and can be a very time-consuming process, especially if performed by someone who is just learning-as-they-go. Even minor mistakes can take a long time to repair. If you make a major mistake you’ll have to call in a roofing contractor to fix it and that could end up costing your more in the end. If you hire Crest Roofing to begin with and there is a mistake, they will have a warranty on their work and products and will come rectify the issue for you. Professional roofers can do the job in far less time than it would take a do-it-yourself and they’ll do it properly.
If you need a roof replacement, contact the pros at Crest Roofing & Co!