DIY vs professional roof repair

On paper, roofing looks so simple that anyone could do it. All you need to get it done is time, patience, and a can-do attitude, but should you do it yourself?

While anyone can read a book and follow Internet instructions on how to repair or re-shingle a roof, the actual process is often fraught with complications that only professionals know how to deal with. Contractors, like Summit Exteriors, have the tools and the experience to complete any roofing job, no matter how hard. We understand that our customers are busy people, and our goal is to make sure the problems your roof has are our problems and not yours.

If you’re interested in taking a DIY approach, though, we’re happy to help you understand why that may not be your best option. You may save money doing it yourself in the short run, but in the long-term mistakes can be costly.


Time, Effort, and Materials

First, consider the time it takes to re-shingle or repair a roof. To complete a job, you need to move all the roofing materials to the roof yourself, which means lugging heavy bundles of shingles up ladders. You also need to take all the measurements and calculate how much roofing material you’ll need.

Contractors such as Summit Exteriors do these things all the time and can make quick work of it. Our salespeople and inspectors know where to take the most accurate measurements, and they’ll take the guesswork out of calculations. They’ll give you a full estimate of all the costs upfront, which can balloon if you don’t have much experience.



Second, our teams have all the specialized equipment necessary to finish a job as quickly as possible. To do a job well you may need a pneumatic nail gun, miter saw, or other equipment. It’s OK if you already have them, but many people don’t, and costs can make your projected budget for a DIY project snowball.

Roofing contractors like Summit Exteriors have everything they need on mobile platforms. There’s usually no need to run back to a construction supplier to get anything else. And, their boom trucks move roofing materials into place much faster than trying to move them by hand, saving you an aching back.


Skill Level

Finally, you want to make sure you’re doing the job right the first time, which can be a risky process if you have no experience. Our inspectors will assess all the issues your roof has and let the work crew know so they can ensure that nothing gets missed. We have years of experience at roofing, so we know what to look for and how to fix it the first time.

Roofing may sound like a straightforward process to most people, but do you want to risk your time and money with guesswork? We’ll make sure your job gets done right the first time. Save yourself the hassle and work with a contractor.