Roof repair or replacement can be expensive. If you’re concerned about the cost, you may be tempted to do the work yourself. There are several reasons why that’s not a good idea.

You Could Get Hurt

Walking on a roof is dangerous. Professional roofers are used to walking on a sloped, slippery surface while carrying tools and materials. They know how to move without losing their footing. If you’re not used to walking on a roof, all it takes is one false step for you to fall to the ground and suffer severe injuries. You could even get killed.

You Could Waste Time

Contractors can perform roof repairs and replacements relatively quickly because they’ve got the appropriate training and experience. If you don’t and you try to tackle a project yourself, it will take you much longer than it would take professionals. If you attempt a DIY roof repair, it takes weeks for you to finish, and you get heavy rain during that time, you can find yourself dealing with additional problems, such as leaks and mold, that could have been prevented by hiring a contractor.

You Could Make Major Mistakes

Roofing is complicated. Even minor repairs require significantly more knowledge than the average homeowner has.

If you make a mistake, you can experience a variety of problems. Shingles may come loose or fall off, the roof may leak, your house may have drafts that can lead to high utility bills, and moisture may damage the attic and insulation and cause mold.

Then you will have to hire a contractor to fix the problem, which can add a substantial amount to the total cost of roof repairs. You’ll be better off hiring an experienced contractor at the outset so you can get your roof fixed correctly and not have to worry about other issues cropping up later.

Trust an Experienced Connecticut Roofing Company

If your roof needs repairs, or if it’s severely damaged or near the end of its life and needs to be replaced, that’s a job that’s best left to professionals. The team at JS and R Roofing can make sure that it’s done right so you won’t have to worry about leaks, moisture issues, or high utility bills.

We have been serving Connecticut homeowners for more than two decades. We will conduct a thorough inspection of your roof to diagnose the problem, then let you know if the roof can be repaired or if it should be replaced. Contact us today to schedule a roof inspection and to get an estimate for our services.