The Downsides of DIY Roofing

Blog | August 5th, 2020

The DIY movement is one of empowerment for people around the world who want to retake control over their homes, and hone the skills necessary to do their own repairs, renovations, and additions. From basic room painting, to revamping your deck, to extremes like knocking out a wall, DIY is a liberation movement for people who want to work with their hands. 

However, like with any other hobby or recreational activity, there are some things that should always be left to the pros. Roofing is one of these activities. While there are plenty of things that you can do, in terms of roofing maintenance, such as keeping your roof and gutters clean, when it comes to re-roofing your home, always go with the pros. In this article, we’re going to take a look at why this is the case, and how DIY roofing can take a turn for the worst. 

 

Common DIY Roofing Mistakes

Modern roofing is not as simple as it may seem, and making a mistake can be costly to both your wallet and your peace of mind. To help illustrate this, here are a couple of the most common mistakes DIY roofers make, and why they’re so damaging. 

 

  • Improper shingle installation: When it comes to choosing shingles, always look for a product that has a great manufacturer warranty. However, you must follow the manufacturer recommendations for installing your shingles, to ensure that warranty stays protected. Many DIY installers aren’t sure precisely how to follow these instructions, so why chance it? 
  • Improper venting: To keep air flowing throughout your home, it’s important that the air in your home has a way to vent out, so heat doesn’t build up. Improper venting can lead to extensive damage over time, so if you don’t know about venting, always hire a professional roofer.

 

These mistakes, among many, many others, can lead to a huge financial and psychological strain over the years, including having to fully redo your roof. 

 

Why To Choose ACME Roofing 

If you’re looking for a professional roofer to partner with in the Puget Sound, ACME Roofing is one of the best roofing choices you can make. Whether you’re looking for a free roofing estimate, or want to explore your options further, contact us today!

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