Some of us are do-it-ourselves, and others of us are simply not. Whether it’s not having the know-how or simply not having the proper tools, shingling your own roof can be complicated and hard work. There are a lot of things that you need to consider before you shingle your own roof.
In this article, we will go over the pros and cons of doing it yourself versus hiring a professional Winnipeg roofer.
When renovating a roof, safety should be the first and foremost thought, always. Perhaps you have a fairly straightforward roof that’s not very sloped, or maybe you have a roof that has crazy angles and slopes. Possibly you have a single floor home, or you might live in a multi-story house. Whichever you have, always make sure you are doing it safely. Do you have the proper safety equipment?
Scraping your old shingles off could be a cumbersome and tiring affair. It’s not easy work. Do you have the proper tools?
Once you scrape off the old shingles, you should inspect the condition of the wood underneath. If the wood has rotted, you’ll need to replace it.
Are you also going to change your eavestroughs, soffit or fascia? This adds another layer of complexity to your roof. If you’ve never done these before, you’ll have to add a lot more time to the entire project, as well as be aware that you may be making mistakes.
Don’t get us wrong, there are some pros to doing your roof by yourself.
I’m sure we could think of a lot more cons to doing your roof on your own, but for the sake of brevity, we’ll leave it there.
On the opposite side, we literally cannot think of any other pros to doing your roof on your own. Also, the reason why we italicized initial in the pros is because after your roof is done, if anything else goes wrong with it until the next time your roof gets done, you have to minus that cost to fix off the money you initially saved.
As you can see, the pros definitely outweigh the cons for hiring a Winnipeg roofer. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t replace your roof by yourself.