Taking the DIY route certainly has its attraction, and in some cases even preferable, whether it’s building new patio furniture, reworking the landscaping, or re-tiling your bathroom. However, some projects are better off left to professionals, roof repair being one of them.
As long-time roofing experts, let Campopiano Roofing share why you shouldn’t repair the roofs yourself:
It’s dangerous – Statistically speaking, falls are the leading cause of injuries in the building industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had reported that out of the 937 reported injuries in 2015, 350 (37.35%) were due to falls. Typical residential roofs have slopes that are risky to walk on, let alone perform repairs, without any form of protection. Our team members at Campopiano Roofing have the benefit of having received safety training and certification, access to professional safety equipment, and strict safety checks.
Your insurance could take a hit – As part of our contractor license requirements, we have appropriate insurance coverage, specifically workers’ compensation and general liability insurance. Workers’ comp covers accidental injuries sustained on-site, while general liability insurance covers accidental property damage, both of which would be otherwise covered by your own insurance if you decide to do the roofing repairs yourself.
It could void your warranty – Your roofing warranty terms and conditions likely have a clause prohibiting unauthorized repairs, which would otherwise void your warranty. There really isn’t any benefit to having roof repair done by yourself if it’s still within warranty. If your roof was installed by Campopiano Roofing, you shouldn’t have any problems getting in touch with us to have your roof repaired, especially if it’s under warranty.
It could hurt your home’s curb appeal – If your roof needs to have some shingles replaced, taking the DIY route means you have to source the replacement shingles yourself. We’ve seen cases where the homeowner couldn’t find the exact shingle color and had to make do with what’s available, resulting in a “patchwork” roof, which is readily visible from the curb. If your existing roof happens to have GAF or CertainTeed shingles, there’s a better chance that we can source the correct roofing materials for you and have them installed correctly.
Campopiano Roofing serves Cleveland, OH and nearby areas in Ohio. To know more about the benefit of professional roof repair services, call us today at (330) 391-7799 or fill out our contact form to schedule a convenient time to meet with you and discuss your roofing needs.