There are many home maintenance tasks that can be performed by the homeowner. Roof replacement, however, is one job that should be left to the professionals. Bergen County roofing contractors discourage homeowners from climbing a ladder and accessing their roofs for several reasons.
Safety should always be a priority when a homeowner is considering a "do it yourself" project. Accessing the roof and carrying heavy materials up and down a ladder can be a daunting task, even for trained professionals. Fatigue can easily set in, and roofing materials can be cumbersome, heavy and awkward to carry. Professional roofers have the necessary safety equipment, such as roof boots and safety harnesses, to help decrease the chances of accidents occurring. Roofing professionals usually take turns accessing the roof in order to prevent worker fatigue. In addition, performing "do it yourself" projects may void the warranty on certain roofing materials.
When not installed right, many structural problems can result within the roofing system. The infrastructure of a home can rot or even grow mold and mildew. This is another reason why it's best for homeowners to hire a professional to replace their roofs.
The roofing experts at All Professional Remodeling of Bergen County NJ can assist you with any questions regarding roofing, gutters or siding.
In order to function correctly, a roof must be installed and sealed properly, especially around chimneys and plumbing ventilation equipment. These areas are particularly vulnerable to cracks, and their materials may have small imperfections that can result in leaks to the home's interior.
Usually, the materials used in a professional roofing project will be under warranty in addition to the labor costs involved in the project. It is not uncommon for a warranty to last as long as 20 years. This gives homeowners the peace of mind that, if the roof should start leaking or encounter some other problem, the costs of damage will be covered. If a homeowner chooses to complete their roof replacement on their own, they will be stuck taking care of any problems that arise in the future as a result of their own workmanship. Having a professional replace a roof gives a homeowner assurance that they will not be solely responsible if something goes wrong.
Most roofing companies have access to roofing products made from high quality materials, such as shingles and underlayment, from some of the most reliable suppliers in the industry. They can get better prices, as they generally buy their materials in bulk, and they pass on this value to homeowners. With access to quality materials and more selection, hiring a roofing professional is usually the better choice.