4 Reasons a Professional Roof Repair is the Best Option

Posted on: May 16, 2018

Professional roof repair services are something that homeowners never want to utilize but when they are necessary, it is incredibly important to call in professional help. Too often, we speak with homeowners who try to repair the roof on their own and find it to be a much more difficult project than they think.

Fortunately, we can step in and provide assistance at any phase. However, it is better for homeowners to save time and money by calling us from the very beginning.

Why professional roof repair is better than doing it on your own

1. We can quickly determine if the repair would be more economical than replacing the roof

One challenge homeowners regularly run into is that they are not sure of when to repair a roof or replace. If a homeowner begins a repair project and it turns out to be far more intensive than initially anticipated, it can lead to increased cost. In this case, it is more economical to replace the roofing materials from the very beginning. We can make this recommendation after visiting the property. Following a recommendation can save homeowners money.

2. Homeowner's insurance may pay for the repair

In many cases, the homeowner's insurance policy will pay for the roof repair if a professional contractor is completing it. They will not pay if a homeowner is doing the work themselves or if they call in a local handyman. Insurance companies want to make sure that professionals complete the repair to the highest possible standards.

Licensed and bonded contractors are more likely to complete the repair or roof replacement according to these high standards. Keeping that in mind, homeowners should always contact the insurance company to find out if they will pay for the job and what they require to do so. We find that they will usually ask for a detailed bid from a professional contractor, something we are happy to provide.

3. Getting on the roof is dangerous

As professionals who are up on roofs every day, we know how dangerous they can be. Our crews have to follow OSHA safety standards which include things like having a ladder that is the right height and using the appropriate safety gear. Homeowners are not always aware of the safety standards and they have no way to follow them.

This makes it far more likely that a homeowner will sustain an injury when repairing their roof than we will. Plus, if anything happens to a worker while we are making the repair, we are responsible for it – not the homeowner. This alone can make scheduling a professional roof repair worth it.

4. We can answer questions about various roofing materials

As professionals, we work with all types of roofing materials. We will make recommendations based on the climate, the type of roof and any challenges that a homeowner or property owner may have faced in the past.

Call a professional roof repair company

Now that you know the many benefits of hiring a professional to complete your roof repair, we encourage you to call our office and schedule an appointment. We will be happy to come out, assess the problem and make a recommendation for the best way to fix it.