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5 reasons not to do DIY roof repairs

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So you’ve watched the DIY tutorial online, why shouldn’t you attempt to repair and maintain your own roof, how hard can it be? Well, put simply, a faulty roof installation or dodgy repair job, can lead to long term damage and huge expense.

1. You don’t have the right kit

We often arrive at properties where tiles have been laid poorly, allowing water to leak through the cracks and into the roof cavity. We’ve seen nails knocked in at crazy angles, and tiles barely attached to the surface. When the bad weather hits, tiles that are insufficiently fixed can slip and crack, leaving your home vulnerable to the seasons.

2. You don’t know what you’re working with

Inconsistent guttering can misdirect water flow to weaker areas where it can ruin whole patches of roof underlay which can be costly to replace. Many think that they can remove old lead flashing from their roofs, simply by watching a YouTube video. Misaligned flashing, which is designed to protect the roof from rainfall and moisture, can often have the adverse effect, causing mold and mildew to enter your home. Without that barrier seal, your house contents are subject to significant damp and damage, and you families health could be at risk.

3. You’re not trained

Without adequate training, tools and experience, homeowners often make the mistake of thinking their roof can withstand their bodyweight, causing single weak points to shatter and create even bigger issues.

4. You’re not saving money

While you think you might be able to shave a few dollars off your renovation fund, remember that if you fail to spot a problem area, as a reputable contractor might, you will only create further costs later down the line when a professional needs to replace your handiwork. Furthermore, the warranty on the materials you use might not actually be covered unless a professional fits them.

4. You haven’t got the time

Save yourself the hours in googling “how to lay shingle?” and call the experts at Premium Construction for an affordable quote today.


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