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Are You Sure You Can DIY?


Many times, it’s a great idea to work on your roof yourself. You can save yourself some time and money if you know what you are doing or are capable of figuring it out. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing and aren’t a highly mechanical person, taking on a large DIY project is a terrible idea and is a fairly common commercial roofing pitfall. It will take you longer than it should, it will cost you more than it should (because you often have to redo things), and in the end you’ll probably end up messing things up that you’ll hire a professional to repair in the future.

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For a good looking roof, sometimes it’s best to let the experts handle it.

When DIY Is a Mistake

If you’ve never been on a roof before or made any roof repairs, you’re really going to regret climbing up on yours to try and install a new roof system. You won’t have a clue what you’re doing, you’ll be in a dangerous position on top of your roof, it will take you a long time, and you’ll probably make some mistakes. You won’t be saving time or money, you won’t be enjoying yourself, and you likely won’t get the same quality of roof as you would if you hired a roofing contractor to do the same work.

This is a pitfall that occurs all too often as someone bites off far more than they can chew on their DIY roofing project, and then they’re in so deep that it requires more work to fix their mistakes than it would have in the first place! Avoid this pitfall by only taking on DIY roofing projects if you know what you are doing or know that you are capable of figuring out what you need to do.


DIY roofing projects aren’t always a mistake; they can save you time and money if you know what you’re doing. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing, DIY roofing is a nightmare. We encourage you to simply evaluate yourself and be honest before undertaking a large DIY project. If you are capable of it and feel confident, go for it! However, if you think you may not be able to handle it, give us a call and we’ll help you with your roof.

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