Maintaining your roof is an important task, but it’s not always one that you should attempt to tackle on your own. From roof inspections to roof replacement, here are three times you should leave the maintenance to the pros.
Replacing Missing Shingles
Shingles may get loose and fall off occasionally. This could be due to inclement weather, a pest scratching around up there, or your roof’s age. While it’s safe to look at your roof to assess whether any shingles are missing, you should leave the actual shingle replacement to the professionals. Replacing shingles requires specific skills and safety precautions, all of which a roofing professional has. Not only that, but replacing shingles requires the knowledge of how to do so correctly. Don’t leave your home’s maintenance up to chance with this one.
It’s important to do a visual check of your roof while you’re clearing out the gutters or walking around the yard. That said, you shouldn’t be attempting a full inspection all by yourself. Like shingle replacement, an inspection requires someone to be up on the roof assessing its condition. Without the proper skills or safety equipment, this could be a health hazard. In addition, you might not necessarily know how to tell when there’s an issue that isn’t necessarily visible to the untrained eye. Fortunately, you should only need an inspection once or twice per year.
Replacing your roof isn’t something you should do on your own. Though almost 75% of roofs in North America are outfitted with shingles, it doesn’t mean that you have the know-how or tools to replace them. Replacing an entire set of shingles requires a specific set of tools and materials that you might not have access to or know how to handle properly. And if a replacement isn’t done correctly, you could have some serious issues with insulation, water damage, and more. So, no matter how tempted you are to try a replacement yourself, make sure you leave it to the pros.
Maintaining your roof requires a combination of DIY checks and professional maintenance. For all questions on roof repair, installation, or replacement, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.