8 Reasons Why You Should Never DIY Roof Repair on Your Home

DIY Roof Repair reasons why not to do it
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We’ve all fallen victim before to one common belief. The belief that we are capable of doing something that there are experts in place for in the first place. Roof repairs are no different. We are all too quick to assume that we can take on the monumental task of DIY roof repair

After all, how hard can it be right? Well, there’s a lot that has to go into it. We’re here to cover why you should never DIY roof repair your own home. Hopefully, you can take some pointers away with you!

You're Mostly Likely Not a Roofing Professional

Okay, as we’ve said, we’ve all done this before, it’s just human nature. You will try and do the roof repairs yourself and that’s fine on paper. It’ll be much harder to pull off in practice, and you could end up causing a lot more harm than good if you even attempt to fix your own roof. 

You might as well save yourself time and money and just hire a professional straight away. The repercussions aren’t worth it.

DIY Roof Repairs can Void Your Roof Warranty

One of the first and most pressing issues that can arise with trying to do your own roof repairs is voiding warranties. A lot of companies that offer the materials used in roofing will only ever guarantee a warranty if the materials are professionally installed in the first place. 

Basically, the company that supplies you with your roof won’t take too kindly to you trying to do it all on your own. If your roof was never to break again then it’s not the worst thing in the world, but warranties are put in place for a reason. 

It could end up being pretty costly if you install a roof without a warranty and it needs a service later down the line.

Standing on Your Roof can be Dangerous

Another important point to note is that roofs are at the very top of your home and should never be climbed on or worked on by anyone without the proper equipment. The likelihood is you don’t have the necessary equipment in place yourself so you’re already setting yourself up for failure. 

All it takes is one missed foot or one slippery tile and you could be tumbling off that roof and in the hospital before you know it.

You May Miss a Spot

Even if you managed to get away without injury and feel like you’ve done a cracking job, you’re still left with the trouble of having a faulty roof. You could have missed an entire section where the leaks or the damage were at their worst but it won’t matter. 

By the time you find out that your repair simply wasn’t good enough, the damage from the leaks would have been too much. You’ll ship out so much more money if you don’t repair it completely yourself and have to rely on someone else later.

You May Not Even Know What's Causing the Roof Leak

DIY roof repairs aren’t a simple job. A lot of time and planning has to go into it and you might not even have much of a clue where to start looking for the main source of your problem. 

While you might spot an obvious leak or mold growth, you will more than likely miss the main issue causing the leak in the first place. The experience of roofing professionals comes into play again with this. They’ve got the eye for this sort of thing after all.

DIY Roofing can Cause Insurance Problems

Insurance companies can always be a bit of a difficult subject, especially in situations of home insurance and repairing broken parts of your home. 

It might seem like you’ll be saving a few bucks and the insurance company will be happy with that, but they’ll much rather you outsource the job to get it professionally done. 

They will most likely refuse to cover any claim associated with the repair of your roof if you don’t seek professional help – even if you think it’ll save money for them, they won’t care!

Adds Unnecessary Stress and Takes Away Your Quality Time

While it might seem like it’ll save you some money upfront, you have to remember one very important thing. Some people actually think it’s more important than money. Time. The time is taken (and the time wasted) on a DIY roof repair really doesn’t outweigh the potential savings you might have made by not hiring a professional. 

It’s not the most fun or enticing job in the world for someone without experience. You could end up spending all that time on your roof getting it fixed only to find yourself hating the result at the end of it. 

Roof repair specialists got into the trade for a good reason and it’s up to them whether they choose to enjoy it or not. One thing is for sure though, it’s not something the average person will like to do for their own home.

Experience And Knowledge Are Key

Back to the part about you not being a roof repair professional, there is so much experience and knowledge tied in with the roofing companies and professionals you will work with for your roof repairs. 

They’ll have key knowledge about the correct equipment to use, as well as the right type of roof that’ll work for you in your area to keep it safe and durable. 

You won’t come anywhere near this level of expertise on your own and you’ll end up with a much lower quality job if you ignore a professional’s advice.

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"I called Mr Happy House after reading the great reviews, and I was not disappointed! Mike and his crews are extremely professional and conscientious. They performed various outdoor repairs including power washing, repaired my Hardie Siding, repaired squirrel damage on the roof, and painted my entire house. Mike oversaw every aspect of the job and made sure everything was perfect. The price was very reasonable, and I will definitely be calling Mr Happy House for future jobs!"
Liz Blasingame
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The Woodlands, TX
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"Mike has been great at getting our siding and trim repaired on the exterior of our house. He was very thorough and the completed work is fantastic."
Dior Xu
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The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"2nd time work with Mike and his wonderful crew. They worked so hard to paint our whole house perfectly. We are so impressed with how fast and how flawless they got the job done. We really appreciate all of them! Yay for Mike and Mr. Happy House!"
Ashley Donaldson
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Spring, TX
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"Mike was great to work with. He explained all that needed to be done to install a quality roof that would last. Had other quotes but other contractors were not as informative and did not include everything that was needed. Mike’s crew was courteous, did an excellent job and completed the work in a timely fashion. If you are not familiar with working with insurance adjusters be sure Mike meets with them when you set up a meeting. This was helpful in my case and made the claims process run smoothly. I am very pleased 😀 with his service and recommend him to my neighbors of which two have used him across from my home."
Bradley Faldyn
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Spring, TX
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"Mike and his crew are top notch. Honest and detail oriented. Customer satisfaction and high quality workmanship are outstanding!!! Very satisfied with our new roof!!!"
Mark Rodrigues
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The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"My house needed new siding, soffits, and fascia. After seeing another job Mike had done, I requested an estimate. The pricing was fair to me, so he went to work. Everything was completed with Hardie products. The house was painted to my desires and I can honestly say I am more than happy. He paid great attention to the details and ensured the work was of the highest quality. The next time I need work done, I will be contacting Mr. Happy House."
Bradley Utz
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"Very impressive! I needed to have my house roof replaced. I am very glad, very grateful, and very satisfied that I chose Mr. Happy House for this job in July 2018. The crew was thorough in planning, removing old shingles, hammering new ones, examining the roof for trouble spots and attending to them on-the-spot, and cleaning up as the work completed. Mike Monyak and his entire team are professional, attentive, fair, competent and courteous; they did exceptionally well what they contracted to do. I trusted my roof upgrade with Mr. Happy House and will confidently use this company as the need arises in the future."
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Brittney Duffy
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The Woodlands, TX
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"Mike with Mr. Happy House has been our go-to contractor in The Woodlands for 10-15 years. Hiring a contractor can be anxiety-provoking, but Mike is a true professional. It is always a relief knowing the work will be done right the first time. Mike also takes the time to listen and is very thorough in explaining what needs to be done and offering alternative options available. Over the years, we’ve been so happy with Mike’s services that we’ve hired Mr. Happy House for fencing, roof replacement, fascia and soffit replacement, rotted exterior window frame replacement, exterior house painting, pressure washing, and other home maintenance. If you’re looking for a professional, knowledgeable contractor, don’t hesitate to give Mike with Mr. Happy House a call!"
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