You maintain your lawn, do home improvements, and even take a crack at plumbing projects. When it comes to roof maintenance, you might hesitate—and with good reason. It can be dangerous on the roof without knowledge, skills, and experience. Learn three common roofing projects it’s best to leave to professionals and why.
3 Projects to Leave to the Roofers
Leaks often travel far from the source, which means there’s a good chance you won’t fix the leak at the source because you aren’t experienced at finding the origins of leaks. If you attempt to repair a leak but don’t get it right, water damage will continue unabated until you bring in the pros. You’ll wind up paying much more to get that leak fixed by first attempting a DIY than you would if you called a roofer in the first place.
Your attic needs ventilation. if it can’t breathe, humidity and moisture will be trapped, which promotes mold and mildew growth. Many homeowners who attempt to install attic ventilation on their own don’t factor all the variables into their calculations and cause more problems down the road.
3. Flashing Repairs
If the flashing isn’t airtight, water will seep through to the roof, attic, and home interior. Few homeowners know how to install flashing, repair flashing, or recognize flashing that isn’t sealed, which is why we don’t recommend task this for DIYers.
Why You Should Leave Roof Maintenance to the Pros
Roof work is dangerous. Your safety is more important than saving money, which is why you should always leave roof work to the pros.
Roof work is also complex and the costs of getting it wrong are huge. You could cause more damage to an old roof or mistakenly think you fixed the problem as water continues to seep in.
DIY roof work often voids the warranty, leaving you with no protection if a problem arises.
Since your roof is the only thing standing between your home and the elements, it’s important to have it serviced by licensed technicians. At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we offer roof repair, skylight installation, gutter cleaning, and chimney services. Let us check out your roof and provide a free estimate for roof repair. With more than 20 years of experience fixing roofs, we are the Cincinnati area’s trusted expert. Click here for a free estimate.