It may be tempting to hire a handyman or fix a roofing problem yourself, but there are a lot of reasons to hire a professional roofer instead. We’ve seen a lot of poorly done roof repairs. It’s easier to put in the investment up front and choose a high-quality roofing company that will do a great job. Don’t solely focus on saving a few bucks because this rarely works out in the long run.
Here are seven reasons why hiring a professional roofing contractor is the sensible choice.
- Quality of Work
It takes knowledge, skill, and experience to be a competent roofing contractor. A roofer needs to accurately identify the problem, decide on the most cost-effective and efficient solution, and carry out the work to the highest standard.
Even the most talented amateur will lag behind on these qualities. Any mistakes that result from DIY work will only make the situation worse, and likely more expensive to repair.
- Safety Regulations Compliance
Professional roofers are fully licensed and will make sure their work stays on the right side of the building and safety codes for your area. As well as doing a great job, they’ll ensure your legalities are watertight.
- Your Own Safety
But it’s not only official safety regulations you need to pay attention to; roofing is dangerous work, especially for an amateur. Trying to do anything but the simplest work yourself risks serious injury or worse. A professional will have the knowledge and equipment to work in safety.
- Extensive Guarantees
Good roofers will offer full guarantees for both workmanship and materials. Also, as part of obtaining their license, roofers will need to insured and bonded. You can rely on their quality of work and will have a financial safety net if anything does go wrong.
- Quality Materials
Professional roofers build up good relationships with high-quality suppliers. The work will be done with the best materials available at the price you want to pay. And what’s more, reputable suppliers only want to deal with trustworthy contractors, and so shoddy contractors will soon find themselves out of the supply loop.
- Efficiency and Cost
A professional roofer’s experience means they know how to get a project done on time and on budget. There’ll be as little waste of materials and labor as possible. You won’t have to deal with unnecessary overruns or be hit with nasty surprises when you get the bill.
- Trustworthiness and Reliability
Lastly, a reputable roofing contractor will be happy to provide you with customer references to back up their professional claims. They can show you copies of all licenses and certifications to put your mind at rest.
They’ll also have a physical address where you can reach them in case of a problem or dispute. All this means you can trust them with your home and your budget.
Any roofing work is a major project that can have a massive impact on your home. Hiring a trustworthy and experienced roofer might cost a little more than taking shortcuts, but it’s by far the most sensible option when so much is at stake. Ready to get started? Give us a call – 301-662-0533