Why attempting roof repair by yourself could be dangerous
Whether your roof problem is major or minor, you may be tempted to just make the repair yourself. After all, if you’re handy and have the tools, you tend to do a lot of your own repairs around the home, in your backyard, or on your car. How bad could an attempt at DIY roof repair be?
Or, perhaps, you can’t make the repair, but you have a friend, neighbor, or family member who claims that they can. Before you or someone you know gets on that ladder, KY-KO Roofing urges you to reconsider. Not only is roof repair potentially dangerous, but it could cause long-term, permanent damage to your roof that you’d then have to pay for out-of-pocket.
In this post, we explore just some of the reasons to avoid DIY roof repair, and why you should always trust a licensed and trusted company like KY-KO with your roof repair.
Here are 3 reasons to avoid DIY roof repair
You could make the roof repair worse
From missing tiles to a leak, you need a professional to check the roof to determine what the problem is. KY-KO offers free checkups, so you have no excuse not to have us look it over. Otherwise, trying to just apply a fix could result in even more damage. This could be as low-impact as breaking even more tiles than the original missing tile or as high impact as making a leak significant worse.
You could injure yourself
Thanks to their height and sloped incline, roofs can be a dangerous place to work without the right training, precautions, and equipment. KY-KO’s professional roofers have all three of those things. Your second cousin Frank, however, does not. When you or Frank get onto the roof, you’re risking serious injury, especially if you’re trying to transport or move heavy tiles or operate equipment. The medical bills from a fall could be several degrees higher in cost than you would have paid KY-KO Roofing in the first place.
You’re liable for anything that happens
As a professional, certified company, KY-KO Roofing carries extensive insurance policies and licenses that cover anything that happens when our specialists are working on your roof. In the extremely rare case that one of our team members gets injured or there’s damage to your roof, it’s covered by our insurance and you’re not held liable.
However, when your neighbor Steve is on the roof, anything that happens is your responsibility. If Steve damages your roof in the process of trying to fix it, you’re now responsible to paying to fix that damage. If Steve trips and falls off of the roof while he’s working on it, he could decide to hold you liable for damages in a court of law. That’s bound to make your next HOA meeting awkward.
Trust a licensed, bonded, and insured company
When you decide to work with KY-KO Roofing, you’re getting more than just great roofing repair. You’re also getting access to some of the best roofing professionals in Phoenix who have the experience and equipment to do the job effectively and safely. Plus, since KY-KO is fully licensed, bonded, and insured, you’re getting the protection of a reputable company.
So, remove the ladder and tell Steve and Frank that you’ll see them at the next neighborhood potluck, instead. Then, give KY-KO a call to schedule your free roof repair checkup.