Installing Roof Shingles – Why Roof Replacement Is Not A DIY Job

Posted on: November 12, 2013 by in Roof Repair
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Installing Roof Shingles – Why Roof Replacement Is Not a Do-It-Yourself Job

All over the internet you will find numerous videos and articles giving you tips and steps on installing roof shingles and roof replacement. However, have you ever wondered if it is as easy as it is said to be? Before you venture to the top of your roof in the name of repairing your damaged shingles, here are a few things you might need to consider first:

1.You are putting yourself at a very high risk of falling
Any fall from the roof will more or less led to a serious injury. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one third of fatal falls that occurred in the construction industry between 1992 and 2009 were as a result of roof fatalities. About 67% of these occurred in small construction sites with 1-10 people. Moreover, people working in residential construction sites had a higher risk. Do you really have the necessary tools, equipment and expertise to avoid this risk? If not, a call to an expert might just save you a nasty ride in an ambulance!

How NOT to get off a ladder from a roof!

2. Professionals know best
Just as you are an expert in your profession, roofing experts have also specialized in the field of repairing roofs. Being a specialist on roofing solutions, they have acquired both the necessary tools and skills that are needed to carry out installing roofing shingles in the best and safest way possible hence you need not to worry about durability of the roofing job. Moreover, the experts may be able to spot other issues of your roof that may require attention sooner rather than later therefore sparing you the hassle of carrying out similar repairs or a full roof replacement in the future.

3 Warranties for protection
Most products and services offered by these professionals including the roof shingles and labor come with warranties hence you can rest easy knowing that you roof will be protected for a long time. Furthermore, these experts have insurance covers in case of an accident.

4 Professional advice from experts
As experts in the field, the roofing professionals will advise you on the possible causes of damages to roof and the potential solutions. By replacing the shingles yourself you might be only dealing with the symptoms and not the main causes.

In conclusion, you need to ask yourself if saving a few dollars in the name of doing it yourself is worth all these risk. If not, why don’t you contract an expert who will carry out a professional job for a reasonable fee? Try giving Louisville Roofing Contractors – Greenforce a call 502 They have a great track record for roof replacement and replacing roof shingles and are respected for their  quality workmanship and roof maintenance.

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