Can You Replace A Roof Yourself, Or Should You Pay A Professional To Do It?

Apr 12, 2022 | Education, Local Roofer

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The lifespan of a roof can depend on a variety of factors, but at some point in time, if you live in the same place long enough, chances are you’re going to have to replace your roof.

The question is: should you replace the roof yourself? Or should you enlist professional help to have it replaced? Let’s weigh the pros and cons of each.

Pro Of Replacing The Roof Yourself: It Will Save You Money

Like most services in our society do, paying a professional roofer to come to replace your roof costs money. In many cases, the job takes two full days to complete, and that cost of labor is added to the cost of the new materials. It’s completely understandable to want to save money on having a professional install a new roof and do it yourself- particularly if you’re good with your hands or have any sort of professional roofing background.

Con Of Replacing The Roof Yourself: Safety Hazard

Even if you do have some sort of background in roofing- we’ll assume you do, otherwise, we strongly recommend that you do not attempt to install a roof yourself- unless installing roofs is something you do on a regular basis, it can be very, very dangerous for you. Most roofs are slanted at an angle, so when you’re walking around up there, one wrong step could result in a fall to the ground from a considerable height, which in turn could lead to serious injury or even death. Professional roofers have spent years, and in some cases even decades, doing what they do, and while they’re not completely immune from risk because of this, that experience does lessen the safety risks for them somewhat.

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Pro Of Having A Professional Replace Your Roof: Guaranteed Best Quality

Roofing professionals come with a certain guarantee that they shouldn’t even need to tell you about: that they will do an excellent job installing your roof, and you can rest assured that they will do an excellent job installing your roof because they’ve been installing roofs for years. To boot, professional roofers have (usually) gone to school for a few years to learn the ins and outs of the physical nature of the roofing industry. As is the case with most things in life, to be guaranteed the best results, you’ll need to go with people who perform the task for a living.

Con Of Having A Professional Replace Your Roof: It Does Cost Money

Everybody likes to cut costs and save money wherever they possibly can, and like with most services, having someone install a new roof for your house costs money. The cost of having a professional roofing company install a new roof generally is not considered to be a backbreaking expense, but nonetheless, it is an expense and one that some people would prefer to avoid.

Are you in need of immediate roofing repairs or a roof replacement? The team at Southline Roofing is here to help. Contact us today!

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