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Your roof plays a significant role in your everyday life, and because of this, it is important that you take certain steps to ensure it remains in good shape throughout the year. Routine inspections and maintenance can go a long way toward helping to preserve the overall quality of your roof and prolong its lifespan. It may be tempting to attempt DIY repairs, but it is best to leave roof repairs to professional contractors. When you choose to do the repairs yourself, here is what is at risk.

Improper Repairs

If you want to make certain that your roof remains in proper condition and is able to protect your home and family, you will need to receive proper maintenance and repairs. Unfortunately, if you attempt repairs on your own, this is likely not what you get.  Professionals have the know-how and experience to properly perform the repairs so that they last and minimize future damage.

Safety Risks

Some maintenance and repair jobs will have safety risks associated with them. For example, they will require that roofing materials and tools be hauled to the roof, which will increase the chances of slipping and falling. If you do not have proper experience, you are not only risking yourself but also others and your property. By hiring a professional roofing contractor, you can rest assured that your roofing project will be performed correctly and safely, which reduces the risk of property damage and personal injury.

Job Takes Longer

If you choose to perform DIY repairs, there is a good chance that they will take longer as a result of lack of experience and the proper tools. Opting to hire an experienced contractor will make sure that the project gets done in a timely manner, possibly even quicker than the quoted timeframe.

More Expensive

More often than not, homeowners assume that they can save money by performing roof maintenance and repairs on their own. However, it may actually be cheaper to hire a professional. While you may pay more upfront, you will save money over time by not having to have the work redone due to it being improperly done in the first place. In addition, you will save money on your utility bills each month.

If you have not had your roof inspected in the last year, contact us at Advanced Roofing to schedule yours.