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The Surprising Risks of DIY Denver Roof Repair

July 18, 2019

You take pride in your home and you’re willing to do just about anything you can to keep it in good shape. And that means tackling many home repair projects that some homeowners would rather leave to experienced professionals. Good on you! Though there’s nothing wrong with DIY repairs, some tasks are always best left to an experienced contractor, but none more so than roof repairs. Believe it or not, there are some surprising issues that can pop up during DIY roof repairs that just don’t happen when you hire experienced Denver roofers. 

Misdiagnosing the Problem
Unless a leak is coming from an obvious hole in the roof, it’s incredibly easy to misdiagnose the cause of your roof damage. Water can spread out across your roof and create leaks in areas far from the source of the problem. If you try to patch the leak where you find it dripping, you’ll only be patching the problem, not solving it. Only an experienced pro will be able to find the root cause of the leak and take care of the repairs completely. 

Voided Roof Warranties
Every roof comes with a warranty for the roofing materials at a bare minimum. But those manufacturers’ warranties aren’t unconditional. In fact, most require that all repairs be handled by a licensed and experienced professional. If you try to take care of repairs on your own, you could end up voiding that warranty. If this happens and a defect in the materials causes damage to your home, you’ll be liable for the full cost of repairs. Depending on the type of repair, this could leave you thousands of dollars in the hole. 

We’ve talked about this before, but it bears repeating. Roofing is a highly skilled profession and a large part of that skill is knowing how to make repairs without getting hurt or falling off the roof. Think of it this way: most roofs are sloped and that slope makes it hard to maintain your balance. If you’re not used to walking on them, you can and likely will slip. This often leads to dropped tools and does more damage to the roofing materials. But even if your roof is flat, you’re not out of the woods. You still have to get to the roof in the first place. Unfortunately, falls from ladders are all too common, even among industry professionals. And when this happens, injuries are almost a certainty. 

Your roof is important and DIY roof repair, though it seems convenient, puts your roof at risk for worse damage. And if that damage goes unchecked, you could be in for thousands of dollars in otherwise unnecessary repair work. Instead of trying to tackle the project on your own, contact our team. Our dedicated contractors will make sure your roof is in good shape and can handle everything the elements throw at it. Best of all, we stand behind our work and our crew has decades of combined experience keeping Colorado homes safe from damage.