It would be like beating a dead horse to state the obvious when it comes to not neglecting your roofing, but you may not know that there are other roofing decisions that you could make erroneously if not informed about the potential drawbacks. Some are tempting choices most of us have thought about, while others could make a bad situation far worse. Here are some roofing decisions to avoid.
- Don’t DIY! Unless you have extensive experience — read that again: EXTENSIVE experience — with roofing and you own or plan to purchase the necessary safety equipment and tools, don’t even think about trying to install or repair your own roofing. While you might save on the labor involved with professional roofing installation, you might end up realizing that would have been a bargain when you compare it to medical bills, lost wages, or hiring a professional to fix what you ruined or damaged.
- Don’t Buy the Materials Yourself! It is a common misconception that roofing contractors mark up the materials more than what you could buy them for yourself. The reality is that the roofing contractor usually can get them at a more competitive price for you. In addition, you could easily purchase the wrong quantity of materials. You might also run into trouble finding someone who is willing to install them, and if they do, they likely won’t give you the same warranty.
- Don’t Install Things on Your Roof! Once you have a new roof installed, it is up to you not to make a hasty roofing decision that could harm it or void the warranty. Be sure to discuss such installations as a skylight, gutters, solar panels, and satellite dishes or antennas with your roofing contractor.
At Quality Home Solutions in Statesville, North Carolina, it is our goal to help you with important roofing decisions so that you can have confidence you are getting the best roofing experience and the longest life from your roofing. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for advice or any of our roofing services for residential and commercial properties. We also provide gutter services! Call today to learn more or to get a roofing estimate.