If you’re asking yourself the question, “Should I replace my own roof?” then this is the article for you. Granted, nowadays you can go online and do a quick internet search for “Can I replace my own roof,” and get everything from general advice columns to videos that will share numerous tips about roofing repair and installation.
The question you really ought to be asking yourself though is, “Why should I hire a roofing contractor?”
We understand your skepticism. While all homeowners are different and have their own comfort level with doing DIY jobs and repairs around the house, your roof is the most important part of your home when it comes to protecting you and your belongings from the elements. And as anyone who has lived in northern Virginia for a while knows, we can get rainy or windy weather at any time — and then you don’t want to be stuck with a defective or leaky roof.
Ultimately, roof replacement is a crucial job that needs to be done right the first time around for both your peace of mind and for the sake of your homeowners’ insurance.
Benefits of Roofing Contractors vs. DIY
Now, let’s take a closer look at a few of the most important answers to those questioning why they need a roofing contractor.
Time and Cost Savings
While you might be tempted by imagined cost savings of DIY roof replacement, you need to ask yourself what you will be saving in the long run. If you’re working on your own as opposed to contracting a team of skilled roofers, you’ll be making a major time investment. In addition, you’ll probably have to make even more of an investment in the tools and equipment you’ll need for the job. Remember: Roofing involves more than putting up a ladder and swinging a hammer!
Of course, when you hire a qualified contractor like Sunshine Contracting, you can be sure of a free estimate, prompt service and a job that’s backed by a warranty. Put it all together, and with the right contractor, you’ll most likely save yourself time and money — not to mention save your home from serious damage if you’re unable to complete the job correctly on your own.
Right Tools and Materials
As we just mentioned, experienced roofing contractors have the right tools for the jobs they regularly work on. In addition, because contractors have access to roofing material wholesalers, they can get better materials at a lower cost than you can get going to a local home supply company. Plus, since you’ll probably be limited by what a certain store carries, you might not get the exact materials your roof requires. In contrast, since contractors work with multiple suppliers, they can suggest the right types of materials that will both match your home’s style and protect it correctly.
From knowing the differences between asphalt and wood shake shingle installation to being experienced at installing flashing around chimneys and pipes, you simply cannot match the workmanship of an experienced roofing contractor. Not only do licensed contractors know how to get the job done, but they also know where to start and what to look for along the way. And that’s where so many DIY-ers fail— meaning you could be unknowingly be sealing in damp or rot that could lead to mold growth, health issues and major structural damage down the road.
Sunshine Contracting: Your Trusted Roofing Contractor in Northern Virginia
As an A+ Better Business Bureau rated local contractor with over 24 years of service in Northern Virginia, the team at Sunshine Contracting is here for your roof replacement. When both quality and value are important, we’re the roofing solutions experts you’re looking for. Recently, we were even named a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor, which means we rank amongst the top two percent of roofing contractors nationwide.
Contact us today to learn more about our certified roofing services and to request a no-obligation, free estimate.