Most homeowners live in their homes for years, decades sometimes even generations. Outside of “house flippers”, many home purchases are made by those looking to live in their new home. As such, long time homeowners will deal with a variety of issues related to home-ownership.
Replacing the water heater, plumbing repairs, renovations, updates, and yes even replacing large parts of your home like your roof, these things are familiar to all homeowners.
For many repairs, having a DIY attitude can bring years of enjoyment as project after project brings pride and accomplishment. For others, constant repairing and replacing things can be an aggravation. In either case, the repairs must be done, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, but know your limits.
Many repairs take good old-fashioned hard work and little know how to pull of, others are dangerous and a single mistake could cost a lot of money or even ones life! An avid DIY’er may have great success at replacing a water heater, laying carpet, repairing a wall or even renovating a kitchen. But when it comes to things like the electrical system, add-on’s, structural repairs and roofing, things can get a bit more complicated.
Roofs look deceptively simple, a bunch of shingle’s simply covering everything to keep your home dry. The reality is much more complicated. Roofs are built not only to keep moisture out if your home and to protect against the elements but to route water away from everything it could damage.
Calculating the angles, gaps, and area of a roof must be precise in order to route water correctly. It’s not enough to just keep water out, it needs to be moved away from the structure entirely while considering additional potential damage to the property.
You may have plugged that hole in the roof but if you didn’t address the cause or consider the route of water in the repair, you could be faced with more damage that is now hidden until it’s too late! The drip in the kitchen may have stopped but if the water is pooling around the foundation the damage could be catastrophic.
When it comes to replacing a roof, if you’re not 100% sure you know what you’re doing the risks to you and your home are enormous. Replacing a roof doesn’t just take know-how, it takes specialized equipment both for safety and a solid roof.
From calculating all the angles, pitches and slopes, every square foot, and environmental considerations to installing the proper materials using proper tools and safely installing the roof and gutter system effectively, roof replacement is one of those thing best left up to the professionals.
Your roof protects you and everything you love, why take chances? Call your local professional roof contractor to make sure the job is done right the first time and you can rest assured your home will protected for years to come.
In Metro Atlanta call Atlanta Roofing Specialists at 770-419-2222 for your free estimate on your next roof repair or replacement today!