Call A Roofing Professional or Do It Yourself?

Bad Flashing
Somebody tried to fix the nail holes in this flashing by applying way too much caulk. This is all wrong.

Many homeowners like to take care of maintenance and upkeep of their homes themselves. From painting to landscaping, many tasks to keep your home beautiful are simple enough to take care of on your own. Your roof, however, can be deceiving. To the untrained eye, the roof looks pretty simple, as long as their aren’t any obvious holes or leaks it should be good, right? Wrong.

You’d be surprised and the number of problems a roof can have that aren’t obvious to anyone but a trained professional. A little discoloration could be just cosmetic to an amateur but to a professional could indicate a serious problem. Even homeowners with some roofing experience can miss issues that cause major problems down the road simply because they didn’t know what to look for or what the problem they find really means. There are some “pros” to checking and repairing your roof yourself, especially if you have a few years of training under your belt but with roofing contractors offering free inspections and estimates the cost of missing something important can tip the scales and end up costing you more in the end.

What are the “cons” of doing it yourself? Foremost, expertise may be an issue. Sure you can find step by step guides and even pictures of what to look for, but every roof is different and unless you have days, weeks, or even months of time to kill, it is impossible to find answers to every situation that may arise. It takes expertise to watch for obvious things like tears, holes, and punctures in flashing, or flashings that are opening up at the top and slipping, rusted components, or debris that’s building on the roof. It is the little things that are obvious to experts but not so much to laymen that end up being looked over and becoming major problems.

The bottom line is, there are many reasons to perform your own home maintenance, but when it comes to your roof, it’s best to have a professional on hand, if anything, just to be sure you didn’t miss any major problems.

Atlanta Roofing Specialists offers a Free Initial Roof Inspection with a Free Estimate to help you make your decision. Let ARS inspect your roofing investment and tell you exactly what needs to be done and the best way to get it done.

What do you have to lose?

Call us today @ 770-419-2222, email us, or chat Live (when available) and let ARS do the work for you!

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