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DIY vs Professional Roofing Repairs - When to Ask for Help

We all like to think we can do it all – and sometimes we can – but when it comes to roof repairs, erring on the safe side is probably your safest bet. While DIY can cut upfront costs, they may be risky – both in a safety and cost-effective sense. Other than cost and safety, quality workmanship is also an important consideration to factor into your decision.


DIY Roof Repairs:


Pros

  • Affordability - DIY roof repairs may be better for your wallet, considering you won’t incur outside labor costs.


  • Flexibility - what you want, when you want it. DIY allows you to determine when you want to make the repairs and how the repairs are handled. You may even learn a thing or two in the process.


Cons

  • Safety - if you don’t have experience climbing on top of a roof, it can be dangerous, particularly if you don’t have the best equipment for the job.


  • Underlying issues - DIY repairs may address the superficial issue with a simple patch repair, but there may be underlying issues causing the damage such as water damage beneath the top roofing layer.


  • Warranties - your warranty may be void if you attempt repairs on your own. It’s best to check your warranty before you begin work on your own.


Professional Roof Repairs


Pros

  • Craftsmanship - professional roofers are likely to produce better quality craftsmanship than a DIY repair as they have the experience and skill set to address the roofing issues effectively.


  • Safety - professional roofers have gone through extensive safety training to ensure all work is done in a safe manner for both themselves and the homeowner.


  • Industry standards - ensuring your repairs are done to the highest industry standards often takes the knowledge and expertise of professionals. 


Cons

  • Affordability - hiring a professional will be more costly due to labor costs, particularly for extensive repairs.


  • Scheduling—You may encounter less flexibility with scheduling your repair, especially if a storm recently hit and many homeowners are looking to hire a professional.


Whether you attempt a DIY repair or hire a professional, there are few factors to consider – safety, cost, flexibility and craftsmanship to name a few. Reaching out to a professional roofing contractor is recommended, at least for an initial inspection to see if there are more underlying issues than what meets the eye.


 

Based in Central Florida and founded in 2020, 3MG Solutions, LLC is one of the fastest-growing residential roofer and commercial roofing companies in the country. At 3MG, our goal is to build trusted long-term relationships with our community, customers, suppliers, and corporate partnerships. We believe this positions us as the best roofer and one of the dominant roofing companies in the country. Visit us at https://www.3mgsolarroofing.com/ OR call (407) 492-5256.

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