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DIY Roofing vs. Professional Roof Repairs

03.12.2018

DIY Roofing Vs Professional Roof Repairs

Remember that roof leak you keep forgetting to fix until the next time the Gold Coast is hit with a heavy storm? Perhaps, there’s that gutter you keep forgetting to clean or maybe your roof is damaged from old age and pests. At this point, you’ll be wondering whether to DIY your roof repair or bring in the professionals.

When it comes to making the decision over whether to DIY your repair or get it done by the experts, here’s what you should consider.

The Pros of Professional Roof Repair

For safety and efficiency, professional roofing companies are your local resource.

Time Management

It’s hard enough to find daylight hours to mow the lawn or get dinner organised, let alone climbing your roof to make a repair. Hiring a professional means you won’t need to make time in your weekday or spoil your weekend trying to fix roof damage. It’s highly likely that a professional will have the job done faster, too.

Saving Money 

Ever found yourself going back to the hardware store three times during a DIY repair? All of a sudden that ‘little job’ has cost you more than what it would have if you hired a professional in the first place. Roofing contractors know exactly what supplies they need to repair or replace your roof and are less likely to use materials in a trial and error fashion.

Knowing the Job Has Been Done Right

The last thing you want is to think you’ve done a great job repairing your roof, only to hear that horrible dripping sound coming from your ceiling during the next bout of heavy rain. Rest assured knowing your roof has been fixed perfectly the first time around.

Cons of Professional Roof Repair

There aren’t many cons of professional roof repair, but watch out for:

  • choosing an incompetent contractor
  • not having work completed on time

These problems don’t exist when you enlist the help of a reputable, experienced Gold Coast roofing company.

The Pros of DIY Roof Repair

If you’re an avid DIY master, you may want to undertake the challenge of fixing your roof yourself. There are benefits to this method, too.

Fix What You Want, When You Want

DIY roof repair offers the convenience of choosing your own pace and repairing issues however you see fit. For smaller roofing jobs, this may be a more attractive option for you.

Job Satisfaction

When you’re confident in repairing the roof yourself, you will feel satisfied that you’ve done the job to the best of your ability. However, if you don’t have a background in roof repair, you may find that you have bitten off more than you can chew.

The Cons of DIY Roof Repair

The biggest con of DIY roof repair is that it’s extremely unsafe. DIY roof repairs, no matter how minor, put your safety and your life at risk. Other reasons why you should avoid DIY roof repair include:

  • it may cost you more money than hiring a professional
  • you may end up doing the job incorrectly
  • using up far more of your time than expected
  • voiding your warranty or insurance by worsening the damage

Why go DIY when you can have it done by a professional? Hamilton Roofing provides only the most superior roofing supplies and installations on the Gold Coast. Make it a pleasant experience and repair and maintain your roof with us! With over 25 years of experience, we’re your perfect choice for all things roofing repair and maintenance. For a free quote, contact us on 1800 766 346 today.

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