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Pros and cons of DIY roof repair

You are an average homeowner and you realize you need roof repair work  done. You’ve done a few projects before, no big deal.

You can surely tackle roof repair on your own right? Not so fast.

Roof repair isn’t necessarily something for everyone and you should do a lot of research before deciding to tackle it on your own. While some homeowners can do it on their own, most can’t – leading to costly fixes, damage and other issues.

Here are some pros and cons of DIY roof repair. Read on:

Pro

You’ll save money. Yes, having your roof repaired isn’t cheap and you could stand to save money if you do it yourself. How much money? It really depends on the repair and how handy you are. However..

Con

It might end up costing you MORE money if you find out you don’t exactly know what you are doing or do something wrong, meaning a professional has to come out and redo your work.

Pro

You can do it on your own timeline. Yes, you might have to wait for a contractor to fit you into his or her schedule and if you choose to do the repairs on your own, you can do it when it’s convenient. However…

Con

You might not be able to get the proper materials and permits needed in a timely fashion, the same way a seasoned roofing contractor can, meaning you’ll be delayed and frustrated.

Pro

You’ll have a sense of accomplishment at completing the job on your own terms. There really is something to be said for tackling a complex home repair and doing a good job at it. However…

Con

You could end up over your head, spend more than you want or even end up injured. It’s true. Roofers have years of experience and walking around on a sloping, slippery roof is an acquired skill.

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