A Roofing Contractor Can Save You Money if You’re Planning to DIY.

When most people think of a roofing contractor they think of a drain on your checkbook.  You’re right because it does take a significant initial investment when hiring a reputable roofing contractor.  But what most people don’t realize is that a roofing contractor has numerous ways to make the cost more tolerable in the long run.  And most importantly, even if you are replacing one shingle on your own, many things can go wrong, making the job even more costly.

No Need to Buy Your Own Tools and Materials

When you are planning to make roof repairs to your home, it will be necessary to acquire your own tools and materials to finish the job.  If you hire a roofing contractor, you won’t need to purchase the tools and materials.  The contractor will be responsible for providing their own materials because it will be included in your final cost.  This will be a much cheaper option than buying your own.

Roofing Contractors have Knowledge of the Best Materials

If you are considering doing your own repairs and purchasing your own materials, you may be confused by the number of alternatives you have.   Even if all goes perfectly with your repair job, it will likely end up costing more than a professional’s work.  Few homeowners can accurately estimate roofing jobs and may end up buying the wrong materials, or the wrong amount of materials.  This won’t be an issue If you hire a roofing contractor to complete the repairs.  Their years of experience with roofing materials will assure you are getting the best bang for your buck.  

Problems can be Resolved Quickly and Efficiently

The old adage “Time is Money” is definitely true when it comes to repairing and maintaining your own roof.   The longer it takes you to repair your own roof the more can go wrong.   A reputable roofing contractor has methods of repairing your roof that most DIY’ers are not aware of.  Most of the time the repairs and maintenance can be completed in the time you are still figuring out what to do and how to do it.

They Can Share Ideas on How to Handle Simple Tasks on Your Own

I think you will find that most roofing contractors will be pleased to share their knowledge with you.  They can share information with you while they are repairing or maintaining your roof.  Or, you can watch and learn directly as they complete the contracted work.  Remember, if you need some extensive work completed on your roof or even a roof replacement, that should be left to the pros.

DIY Roofing may Reduce Your Home Value

DIY roofing can also cost you money when it comes time to sell your home.  Home inspectors will notice damage and mistakes made on your roof.  Few buyers will be interested in a home that needs extensive roof repairs, especially one that may no longer be covered by a limited warranty because you attempted to repair your own roof.  Your DIY roofing repairs could lower your home value or simply make it more difficult to sell your home.


When preparing to repair your own roof you may underestimate how long it will take for you to complete your repairs.  While a delay doesn’t matter when you’re painting your front door or laying tile, a roofing delay can cause many expensive issues.

Maintaining and repairing a roof is no easy assignment and work can vary greatly between professional contractors.  Premo Roofing always aspires to provide you with the best quality workmanship with affordable prices.  Remember, Everyone…Deserves a Premo Roofing Experience.

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