Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Roofing Professional for Your Home
10 Reasons to Go Pro With Your Home Roofing Project
When it comes to a professional roofing job, and your most valuable asset, do not take chances with your family and your home. It is well worth the time, investment, and peace of mind to hire a sound professional. In this blog we will look at the top 10 reasons you should look to a professional for your roof project.
All information in this blog is the opinions of guest blogger Randy Carpenter, and is for educational and informational purposes. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. Should you decide to act upon any information on this website, you do so at your own risk.
Professional Experience is Hard to Replace
Most people who choose to “do It themselves” do not have the necessary in-depth knowledge and or experience on how the roof works related to ventilation, integrity, slope, penetrations, direction of wind, and weather that all affects the structural integrity of the roof and the performance and durability.
Experience is valuable, and a dedicated industry professional can invest a lifetime learning their skills and perfecting their craft. Understanding how each component of a roof works in combination as a system is paramount to a professional quality roofing job. Your roof, your home, OJT (On the Job Training) and learning from your mistakes is not the place to gain this experience. It can be very costly. Hiring a professional may cost more upfront but in the long run it is more cost effective.
Let’s look at the top 10 reasons you want to seek a professional for your home roofing project:
The years of experience and training your professional roofer has will translate into the best advice possible for your individual roof and install. A seasoned roofing professional can advise you with any questions or issues you may face.
It’s not hard to understand that a professional will be able to get the job done faster. Experience and confidence contribute to a speedier completion. If this is your first time installing a roof, you most assuredly will take longer to get it done than someone who has done it before.
If you don’t deal with building codes on a daily basis, they can be quite confusing, time-taking and ultimately very risky to guarantee you’ve complied with if you don’t know what you are doing. A roofing professional will have a thorough understanding of the codes, will know how to ensure your project is up to code and will carry insurance to protect you from lawsuits.
There is also the protection you gain by not being the person to climb on your roof. There is an obvious physical injury risk when installing a roof on your home. If a pro is tapped, you don’t have the risk of injury.
While you are the one selecting and purchasing what you use in your project, a professional roofer will have access to materials you may not be able find or purchase on your own. ASC Building Products works with distributors who service contractors and installers to ensure homeowner’s can access high quality metal roofing and siding products. You can find the roofing panels you like with our Product Finder and then work with your building professional to order and install!
A job done well will stand up to the test of time better than one where you “get it done”. Sometimes a novice will cut corners without even realizing it. Hiring a roofing professional will deliver a roof that looks better for longer.
If this is your first time installing a roof, you don’t know all the in’s and out’s and tips and ticks that ultimately led to a successful job. A roofing professional will know all the industry practices that streamline and perfect your home install.
Albert Einstein told us, “The only source of knowledge is the experience.”. But he said nothing about hiring experience. When you hire a professional roofing contractor, you are utilizing a career’s worth of experience. If you decide to take this project on with no previous experience, you will be learning as you go.
Your roof is one of your home’s most valuable assets. A new roof will increase the efficiency of your home, it’s curb appeal and its value. But a botched roofing job will do the opposite. A roof that leaks, blows off or falls apart due to poor installation will lead to additional problems, expenses and look unsightly.
Hiring a roofing professional ensures you will have a polished and professional look. A professional who is licensed, recommended and can provide work examples is a safe way to ensure you end up with what you envision.
Working with a reputable professional will streamline the entire build process and garner you the best end results possible. A good roofing contractor will be communicative, organized, dependable and deliver the roof you envision in a reasonable timeframe. The overall quality you gain by taking the time to find the right roofer is absolutely worth it for your home, your wallet and your sanity,
Don’t go with the do-it-yourself option. After reading this post, you now understand that it’s better to hire a professional roofing installer or repair person.
In conclusion, spend your time and your money wisely the first time, so you will not have to spend it over the second. Ask for references, a 1-3 year warranty on labor and visit other jobs the contractor has completed if possible. Take the time to do your due diligence and homework with your home roofing project; your peace of mind and your happiness depends on it.
Randy is a degreed Mechanical Engineer with over 55 years in the Building and Construction Industry. He has extensive experience in Steel, Plastics, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Food, and is now focusing his career on Focused Reliability Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance Reliability. He has worked for companies such as Ford Motor Company, Fluor, Case New Holland, Jeep, Fiat, United States Steel and many others.
Randy Carpenter, ATE, MET, MSIS-II, MST-III
Mc Clure, Ohio 43534
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