There are lots of things around your home you can and should do yourself as far as repairs and maintenance. You may look at your roof and think that you can get up there and figure out where the roof leak is coming from and fix it, but you might be surprised at how difficult it really is. And, if you’re considering replacing your own roof, once you add up all the expenses and factor in your time, you’ll realize that the roofing companies you received quotes from aren’t taking advantage of you. Here are reasons we believe you’re better off hiring one of the many roofing companies in Tampa to handle your roof leak repair or roof replacement.
There are two types of warranties that should come with your new roof. One is from the manufacturer and the other is from the roofer who installs your roof. When you install your own roof, and there is an manufacturing issue, the manufacturer may not honor their warranty because the roof wasn’t installed by a licensed and trained roofing contractor. Of course, when you do it yourself, you don’t have an installation warranty which is the second warranty that comes from most roofing companies installing roofs.
2. Tools/Safety Equipment
Did you know that over 500,000 people fall off ladders every year? In fact, ladder falls at homes are the number one cause of injury according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. If you don’t have the knowledge and training for roofing, ladder safety may not be the only hazard. Roofing companies use safety straps and have the proper equipment to stay safe on the roof.
3. You May Cause More Damage
Without proper training, you might cause more damage than you repair. Or, you may not truly repair the source of the roof leak. Water follows the path of least resistance and although you may see water damage in your home in one place, that’s not always where the leak originates. If you have to remove lots of shingles to find the true source of the leak, you will end up spending more to repair it than you would have had you hired a roofer to take care of it.
Roofing companies can also pull permits and are licensed and insured. Although you can pull a permit, you may have to sign a waiver to do so. Suncoast Roofing Solutions is a licensed roofing company serving the greater Tampa Bay area. Whether you have a roof leak or need a roof replacement, we’re here to help. Call us at (813) 283-2544 for your appointment.