DIY Vs. Professional

By July 29, 2020 No Comments

It’s time to replace your roof. You can see the shingles falling off, there is gunk in your gutters, and you have found dozens of nails in your yard. There are so many do’s and don’ts when it comes to replacing your roof. You are probably beginning to question how much a new roof will cost. You have started to add the costs and naturally, you start wondering if you can do this on your own. Below you will find the pros and cons of both professional and DIY roof replacements. After reading, you will be able to decide which option works for you! 

DIY Replacement:

Doing it yourself is a great choice for someone who is looking to save money. DIY is great for tiny repairs that don’t involve risking your safety. Examples of easy work are sealing a roof leak or fixing a few roof shingles. Most of the DIY tutorials you’ll find on YouTube don’t include enough details for you to finish most projects, therefore doing your research beforehand is a must. 

That being said, we don’t recommend attempting a full roof replacement yourself. Although DIY projects might seem cheaper, think of all the out-of-pocket expenses like roofing tools and materials that you’ll likely only use once or twice. Plus, doing it yourself does not come with professional help, which could make your entire project more complicated than you’d think. 

Professional Contractor:

You should absolutely hire a professional roofing contractor if you need your entire roof replaced. A major benefit of hiring a professional contractor is that the repairs often come with the company’s insurance and warranty. That means you’re guaranteed a functioning roof. If anything goes wrong, it won’t cost you anything to fix during the contractor’s guaranteed timeframe. Not to mention, you can rest assured that a professional contractor will get the project done in a timely and effective manner. 

If you’re deciding between a DIY or professional roof, you must consider the pros and cons. In the end, professional help may be most costly, but if that extra cost guarantees your safety and a solid roof repair, it’s often more than worth the additional cost.

If you need help deciding or have questions about the roofing process, Royalty Roofing is here for you. Give us a call at 402-216-8850!

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