DIY roof

The short answer is, “Yes, you can.” The better answer is “leave it to the experts.” There are a lot of videos on the internet about how to replace or repair your roof, however, going the DIY route is not always the best option. DIY roofing is difficult without the proper training and tools. 

In some cases, DIYs can indeed save you some money. But, think about this: what if your DIY venture doesn’t go as planned? What if you fall off the roof? What if you incorrectly place the shingles? A lot of unexpected things can happen when you DIY major repairs. 

We are giving you reasons why it is best to get a professional roofer.

Do it once, do it right. 

When you do things on your own, and you are not particularly skilled at it, re-dos are very common. If you pursue such a route, there is a great chance that you will end up spending more on materials. You will waste time, money, and effort doing the same thing over and over again until you do it right. If you get a professional roofer, they will only do the job one, and they will do it right the first time. 

Keep yourself safe.  

Major injuries, such as dislocated bones, and fractures, can occur while you repair the roof. Without proper clothing and equipment, the chances of accidents are higher. The last thing you want is to regret a decision you could have avoided making by simply relying on people who know how to do the job safely. 

Roofing is a tough job. 

It may look fun and easy in DIY YouTube videos, but roofing is tough work. Laying shingles piece by piece, repairing metal gutters, is tougher than it looks. There is a reason why people are trained to do things like this, and that is because it is not a job for everyone.  

Spend time wisely.  

Do you really want to spend your weekends doing roofing work? How about family time? How about me-time? Think about the precious moments you will lose when you opt to do this on your own? Of course, as a non-professional, you will spend a lot more time trying to do it right. It may take you several days or weeks to finish it. 

When it comes to any roofing job, it is always best to leave it to experts who are trained and have been doing it for years. We acknowledge the fun and challenge DIY-ing can bring, but there is a place for it. Certainly, it is not on your roof.   

In matters like this, you must always trust the experts. Yorkshire roofing is the company for the job! We have serviced homeowners for decades across Northern California. Our team works efficiently and effectively. Call us today!