Whether you are in need of a residential or commercial roofing repair, there are some big decisions that will need to be made. Do you hire a local roofing contractor to get the repair or replacement done? Do you attempt to make the repairs yourself?

While you may fancy yourself a handyman, there are still plenty of reasons to avoid a DIY job on your roofing repairs. This route should especially be avoided if you plan on trying to save yourself money. Find out why you shouldn’t take the chance of a Pinterest-style roofing job.

    1.  DIY Roofing is Dangerous

Our first point is the most straightforward one. DIY roofing is simply dangerous. During a roofing repair, everything happens from up top, and if you don’t have the proper equipment, you are putting yourself in the way of some serious harm.

Not only do you have to worry about taking a misstep and falling off your roof, but you need to consider the people on the ground as well. One dropped power tool can do a lot of harm if it falls and lands on a person below you.

    2. No Warranty Protection

Warranty protection is very important when you have a repair or replacement done on your roof. The warranty is what guarantees that if something goes wrong, the job is covered and will be fixed. Should you plan on selling your home or business in the future, any potential buyer is going to ask about repairs or replacements done on the property. Although your DIY project may have helped you save some money in the short-term, you may potentially lose out on a big sale without that reputable warranty.

    3. Your Roof May Not Be High-Quality

While you may think that you are the king or queen of DIY, the quality of your roof repair or replacement may not hold up when it comes time to meet your local safety and quality codes. No matter how many YouTube videos or roofing shows you watch, unless you are already a licensed, professional roofer, this is a job that is just not going to end well for you.


An experienced roofer will know what specific problems to look for and how they can go about being repaired. By taking matters into your own hands, you may think you have fixed the problem, but you may not see any cracks or leaks that you may have created when you did the job on your own.

    4. DIY Roofing Becomes Unnecessarily Expensive

All of these reasons to avoid DIY come down to this. While DIY may seem like you are saving money, in reality, it is an unnecessarily expensive fix. Not only do you have to worry about the quality of your roof, but with the wrong choices you are facing:

  • Hospital Bills
  • Code Violation Fees
  • Further Repairs

Save Yourself the Trouble and Leave Your Roof to the Professionals

Roof repairs on a residential or commercial property can be stressful enough without the danger of DIY attempts. If you know that your roof is in need of repair or replacement, schedule an inspection with Anderson Industrial Roofing today to find out how we can help keep the roof over your head secure.