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3 Reasons To Avoid DIY Roofing

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Roofing is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. A fall from a roof can result in serious injury or death. Roofers are also at risk for injuries to their hands, back, and knees while working on roofs with exposed nails and shingles. If you’re considering doing your own roofing project, you might want to think again.

It’s pretty easy to not only injure yourself up there but damage your roof as well. That’s why we’ll never recommend that you try to DIY your home’s roofing system. Roofing work takes years of experience to learn and even more to perfect.

If you’re still adamant about repairing or replacing your roof, here are some reasons why you should think again.

Permit Violations

In some states, doing any contracting work requires a permit or a license. Roofers and contractors can obtain these permits in different manners.

Some states require that you pass a written test; others are issued based on the amount of experience you have, whereas others can simply be bought. You can be dealt with a hefty fine if you’re caught working on your rooftop without any permit or licensing.

Insurance and Warranty Voids

If you’ve decided to work on your home’s roof, but something goes wrong, some risks come with this decision. You may sacrifice both warranty coverage for any potential issues in the future and protection from anything happening while someone is working up there without a permit.

Your insurance company also won’t cover any inexperienced contractors working on high-risk jobs on your property. Several things can go wrong, things that could have been avoided if you hired a professional roofing company.


Rooftops can be pretty steep. When roofers are up on your roof, they make use of special safety equipment, like hard hats, harnesses, safety nets, etc., to protect them from potential injuries. Not only that, but when they’re up on your roof, they know where to step, how lightly to tread, and which spaces to avoid causing any damage to your roof and injuries to themselves.

Knowing what equipment to use and how to navigate a roof comes with years of experience. When homeowners attempt to repair or replace their roofing systems, they end up injuring themselves or creating a more significant roofing issue. To save yourself money and time, it’s best to hire a roofing professional for all your roofing needs.

When it comes to your roof, there is no room for error. A DIY job can be tempting and cost-effective in the short term, but a poorly executed do-it-yourself project could end up costing you more time and money than hiring an experienced professional from the start. If you need help with repairing or replacing your roofing system, call BRAX Roofing today so that we can provide quality service without any stress! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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