You may believe it’s all right for you to take a DIY approach to roof repairs. That may indeed be true sometimes. But you’ll want to consider carefully before doing such work.
According to The Mortgage Reports:
Nailing down a shingle or two, renewing old caulk, or replacing roof vents are jobs you can probably pull off if you want to do them. However, roofing is dangerous work, and should probably be left to pros in most cases.
People who spend their working lives on roofs develop skills, expertise and intuitions that amateurs lack. They’re also typically given training and equipment that reduces their risks of falling.
Even so, in 2010, then Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels noted, “Fatalities from falls are the number one cause of workplace deaths in construction … Almost every week, we see a worker killed from falling off a residential roof.”
As The Mortgage Reports points out, safety should be your first consideration when contemplating whether to take on roof repairs yourself. Beyond safety, professionals taking on roof repairs are able to diagnose issues more accurately and provide expert guidance on such issues as choosing the right materials.
If you choose to go the route of picking a professional for roof repairs, you would do well to consider David Bange Roofing. We provide top-notch workmanship and an unwavering commitment to integrity to all of our work.
As a local, family owned and operated Fort Lauderdale roofing company, we’ve worked hard to raise the bar for quality and professionalism in Southern Florida’s roofing industry. Our dedicated staff genuinely respects your time, your property, and your neighborhood. You’ll notice the difference in everything we do, from our professional appearance and proactive communication to the way we clean-up the work site daily and follow-up with you after the job.