When your roof needs some work done you’ll have to determine if it is something that you want to take on yourself or if you want to hire a professional Virginia Beach roofing company to do the job for you. Roofing can be a dangerous job around the house, being feet off the ground with no railing, and high pitches can be scary and potentially dangerous if you aren’t careful. Whether you need a few shingles replaced, you’ve got a small leak, or your roof needs to be replaced, you’ll need to ask yourself whether it is a project you want to tackle yourself or hire the professionals.

Here are a few pros and cons for both doing it yourself vs. hiring professionals.

Do It Yourself

  • Pros: For simple repairs, such as a shingle or two, you can handle the task yourself. If you built your home, or recently had your roof repaired or replaced you probably have some leftover shingles that you can use to repair the roof, while saving money on supply cost and the cost of hiring a professional.
  • Cons: Walking around on a roof, even for a simple repair isn’t safe, unless you do it on a regular basis and know how to stay safe on a roof. Professional roofers spend a majority of the working day on a roof, and know how to safely navigate the dangers of working on a roof. Professional roofers know how to fix any roofing issues that you might have, quickly, correctly, and affordably! If you aren’t sure how to fix a small problem, and attempt to, you could potentially make it more serious and then be forced to hire professionals.

Hiring Professional Roofers

  • Pros: You don’t have to get up on your roof yourself! A professional can provide you with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that they are going to fix your roof right, and it will be done well. While up on your roof performing the necessary repairs, professionals will also be able to detect if there are any additional problems going on that are going to need to be addressed. Most professional Virginia Beach roofing companies will offer a free quote or consultation, meaning you’ll know exactly what is going on with your roof, what it is going to take to repair it, and how much it is going to cost. Hiring professional gives, you the peace of mind that the problem is going to be fixed correctly and permanently! Additionally, if you end up needing a complete roof replacement, you’ll also get a manufacturer’s warranty when installed by a certified professional roofer.
  • Cons: For a simple project, you might end up spending more to hire a professional than if you were to do it yourself. The additional expense of hiring a professional don’t always make it worth the hassle. There is the added challenge of scheduling a time that the roofer can come that also works with your schedule, both for the initial inspection and the actual installation. Depending on the time of year that you are in need of the repair, you might have to wait weeks for a roofer as they might be booked up a way out.

Ultimately, you’ll have to decide if hiring a professional or doing it yourself is best for your specific situation. If you do decide to go with a professional roofer, contact L. McDaniel Contracting today, as Virginia’s premier roofing contractor you can be assured that you are getting a quality repair job!