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5 Dangers of DIY Roof Repair

As roofing pros, we are obviously very familiar with roof repairs. We understand how involved the process is and all the techniques we utilize to get the job done well. With our years of experience, we have seen roofs that have undergone DIY repairs and need our repairs. We want to inform you of the potential dangers and complications that could arise from a DIY roof repair.

1 Loss of Warranty

Roof warranties can last up to three decades. There are not many products that are as expensive as a roof and have that long of a warranty. Unfortunately, in many cases, a DIY repair can void your warranty and prevent you from benefitting from it.

2 Workmanship Guarantee

There a certain protections customers get when dealing with home contractors. One of those things is accountability. A licensed installer cannot leave you with a ruined roof. If you do your own repairs, you don’t get that workmanship guarantee. If you screw it up, it’s your responsibility to fix it.

3 Problems with Insurance Claims

Roofs are expensive and if yours gets ruined by a weather event or a fire, our homeowner’s insurance can be a big financial help. However, doing DIY repairs can invalidate certain insurance policies. A denied claim can put you in a bad economic situation in the future if something were to go wrong.

4 You Might Mess Up!

DIY roofers often make mistakes. You may not even notice the problem until it worsens. A chipped shingle could lead to a water leak or poor insulation. Soon enough, your roof could be a much bigger headache!

5 Safety

Roofing can be a dangerous job if you aren’t aware of proper precautions. As roofers, we utilize special protective equipment to give us traction on the roof and prevent falls. Additionally, ladder falls can cause major injury and you’d be surprised how common they really are.

T. Williams Roofing should be your go-to experts for emergency roof repair. We’ve helped families in our community recover from storms for generations. We have the expertise to help. Contact us at (832) 894-7663 or fill out an online contact form to set up an inspection.