A roofing project is not as easy as it may seem. If you’re a homeowner that loves to tinker with things, we’re sure that you’ve gazed up at your rooftop on more than one occasion and thought about tackling the task of replacing shingle tiles or repairing leaks. Well, as professionals in the field, we’re here to tell you that looks can be deceiving.
The roof of your home is a complex system. It consists of several parts that require specific attention. To get to work on your rooftop, you need to know how to navigate the roofing system, which section to tackle first, how different materials work together, maintaining your balance up there, and more.
DIY roofing work is the number one way to hurt yourself and damage your own roof. That’s why we’ll never recommend that DIYers try their hand at such an undertaking. Roofing takes years of experience and mastery, and that’s why it’s always in your best interest to hire a professional roofing company to complete all your roofing projects.
In some states around the country, completing any contracting work requires a permit or license. To obtain these certifications, roofers and contractors can do so in several ways.
Some states require that you pass a written test; others are issued based on the amount of experience you have, whereas others can simply be bought. You can be dealt with a hefty fine if you’re caught working on your rooftop without any permit or licensing.
Insurance and Warranty Voids
If you’ve made the decision to complete your roofing project yourself and something goes wrong, you run the risk of losing your roofing system’s warranty, and your insurance company would likely not cover any damages incurred. Your warranty and insurance policies are there to protect your rooftop and your home and ensure that should anything go wrong, you’re still financially protected.
However, legally, they cannot protect your roofing system if someone without a roofing permit or roofing experience works on your roof and ends up damaging it. In their eyes, the homeowner was negligent and thus resulted in a void in both your insurance and your warranty.
Since most rooftops are pretty steep, when roofing professionals are up on your roof, they use specific safety equipment, like hardhats, harnesses, and safety nets, to protect them from any injuries. When navigating your roof, these roofers know where to step, how lightly to tread, and which spaces to avoid, which would likely cause damages to your roof and injuries to themselves.
Knowing what equipment to use and how to navigate a roof comes with years of experience. When homeowners attempt to repair or replace their roofing systems, they end up injuring themselves or creating a more significant roofing issue. To save yourself money and time, it’s best to hire a roofing professional for all your roofing needs.
For professional roofing services that you can always rely on, give Roofs For Life a call today!