DIY vs Professional Roof Replacement

When you’re in need of a new roof for your home or business, the initial thought of DIY may cross your mind. However, it’s important to note that roof replacement is a laborious process, and can be extremely dangerous if not handled correctly. While a DIY project may sound like a fun and challenging way to spend your free-time—there are intricacies to roofing that can lead to costly repairs down the line. Our experienced Albuquerque roofers discuss the pitfalls of a DIY roof replacement project, and why it’s better to leave it to the professionals.

Knowledge and Experience
A roof may look simple at a glance, but there are several complex components that protect your home or business from various environmental hazards and the elements. When the seasons change, your roof is able to keep you safe from rain, snow, and wind. Without the knowledge of each piece of your roof, a seemingly inconsequential mistake can turn into an expensive one if leaking occurs, or other repairs need to be made. Professional roofers know the ins and outs of roofing, and are able to install and ensure your roof is up to safety standards for your home or business.

Hazards of DIY
There are always risks involved when working on the roof of a home or business. Falling off a ladder or off of the roof can lead to serious injuries, especially without the proper equipment needed in replacement roofing. Carrying equipment up and down the ladder can also be hazardous, particularly in poor weather conditions. Damage to your existing roof may also happen while trying to replace it, and can be costly to repair in addition to the original replacement. And while you may have purchased an abundance of safety equipment, without the proper knowledge of how to use it, you may injure yourself more under the impression of safety.

When it’s time to replace your roof, it’s wise to hire a professional over DIY work. While it may seem like a great idea at the moment, overall the risks outweigh the benefits. With 20 years of experience in the industry, EverGuard Roofing is New Mexico’s trusted residential and commercial roofing company. When your home or business is in need of a new roof, you can rely on us for affordability and efficiency. Ready to get started? Speak to our professionals by contacting us today at (505) 821-9543. We proudly serve Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and the East Mountains!