Unless you are a professional roofer, chances are you do not have an intuitive knowledge of navigating a roof. Maneuvering skillfully along the surface of a roof is something that is learned over years of experience and training. Despite how difficult it is for most to overcome the fear of being on a roof (let alone properly performing whatever task you went up there handle in the first place!) some people would rather risk their lives than pay for a professional roofing company.
Roof repair can be very dangerous if it is not performed by a licensed professional. Here are some of the dangers of DIY roofing to keep in mind:
1. Safety Risks
It should go without saying that performing a complex procedure on an elevated location is putting yourself in harm’s way. However, injuries caused by falling off a roof are among the most common types of construction injuries. Despite many of our projects being completed on commercial flat roofs, we still take extreme caution – especially when surfaces are slippery, winds are high, or edges are flush.
2. Improper Repairs
While nothing compares to your physical safety, it’s important to be aware that if you try to repair your own roof, you risk worsening the issue. Roofing professionals earn their title through hours of trainings and certifications in order to repair issues properly. Your property is one of your largest, if not your largest, investments and should be safeguarded by solving issues that arise in the most effective way possible.
3. Voiding Warranties
When you initially purchased your roof, you may have invested in a manufacturer warranty. Depending on the terms of your warranty, completing DIY work on your roof may void your warranty benefit that protects you against paying out of pocket for any mishaps. In order to avoid losing warranty benefits, do not allow anyone but a qualified worker to perform work between installation and last restoration.
Rely on Matrix Roofing Systems for your next commercial roofing project. Our team of experienced, thorough, and educated roofing professionals has seen it all. We are safety oriented and OSHA compliant. Contact us today for more information.