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When It Comes to Your Roof, Resist the Temptation to Do It Yourself

Every wife has one of these stories about their husbands. Something needs repairing around the house, and he swears he is the right man for the job. He’s got the know-how, some spare time over the summer, and besides, wouldn’t it be nice to save a few bucks? Sounds great, but in reality, roofing specifically is one of those jobs that should be left to the experts. Here’s why.

Your Roof is VERY Important

Your roof literally protects the rest of your house. If you mess up, you could have waterfalls running down your walls during the next big storm. That could lose you a great deal of money, and even some of your priceless valuables. Do you want to paint a room or do the floors? Go right ahead. But let the professionals take care of your home’s last line of defense.

Accountability is Key

Of course, sometimes roofing companies make small mistakes as well. However, they can always be held accountable after the fact, which should give you peace of mind when committing to the job. Roofing companies also have the experience and tools to fix problems quickly and effectively.

It Can Actually Be Less Expensive

The single most common reason why people decide to do it themselves is to save money. Who can blame them? It’s actually much more complicated than that. If you do it yourself, you won’t get the same wholesale prices on materials that a roofing company does. You’ll also need to purchase every tool that’s required, just for one job. Also, don’t forget that time is money, and by the time you fumble your way through the basics, the pros might have already finished the job.

Quality Craftsmanship and Materials

In any important home improvement job, it’s the little things that count. Roofing companies will have every last detail covered without cutting corners. They also have knowledge of and access to the best materials. Think about how many nails, for example, go into constructing a roof. These things can make a huge difference.

Roofing Can Be Dangerous

We cannot stress this enough. Your roof, like every roof, is pretty high off the ground, even if your home is one-story. One slip can be all that it takes for a catastrophic injury, and even death. Professional roofers take great care to employ proper safety precautions. If you insist on doing the job yourself, we here at Central Roofing encourage you to make safety your highest priority.

Unfortunately, we can’t vouch for every roofing company out there. But at Central Roofing, Siding & Windows, we can promise the absolute best in the Washington, DC area.

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