Does your roof need to be repaired? Your first thought may be to whip out the ladder and check things out for yourself. You might not even think of the dangers involved. Besides possibly falling, there are other things to look out for in DIY roof repair. Let me explain…
Your family’s safety is the most important thing to look out for. The last thing you want to do is have a leaky roof because you couldn’t patch it up correctly. By failing to properly seal the leak you are giving molds a perfect opportunity to grow in your home. Mold growth can really take a toll on a person’s health (not to mention the health of your home). Maybe fixing the roof your self wasn’t a good idea after all if it meant put your health and home value in jeopardy.Dumb things people do to their roofs is an excellent resource for this.
Besides risking the chance of messing up your task, getting up of the roof is a danger in itself. Climbing ladders and crawling on rooftops isn’t exactly something that should be taken lightly. One false move could mean a broken arm or worse. A professional would be prepared and trained for being in these situations.
Most of the time when you start a project yourself it is because you want to save money. However, sometimes we just end up getting ourselves even more in the hole. A roofing contractor can give you a free quote and tell you exactly what your problem is. I advise having someone over to check out your problem before investing in a DIY repair project.