Roof design and construction has changed over the decades, allowing for a roofing system that not only keeps the harshest elements at bay, but also improves the aesthetics, thermal comfort and energy efficiency of your home or commercial property. If there’s one component to keep tabs on regularly, it will be your roof, because no matter how high-quality or well-built your current system, it still won’t be exempt from the occasional roofing problem.
So, your next step should be prompt roof repairs – except it’s a better idea to not perform the work yourself. DIY roof repairs come with plenty of risks, after all.
There’s no denying the satisfaction of completing a DIY project by yourself. But your DIY work should be limited to small weekend projects, not ones that involve making significant changes to your home, or ones that might put your safety at risk. Roof repair, or any kind of roofing work in general, belongs to the latter category. Before taking the ladder out of the shed and climbing up with heavy equipment, you’ll need to take a quick assessment of your own skills. Are you confident about working from a great height? Will you be able to handle being perched on a steep roof surface under the blazing heat of the sun?
It’s all-too easy for an untrained homeowner to slip and fall during an attempted roof repair. Try to keep both of your feet safely on the ground, and hire an actual roofing professional instead. You’ll find that hiring a contractor to do the job for you is ultimately more cost-effective than taking the DIY route, where the risk of accidents, injuries, and medical expenses tend to be higher. Roofing professionals are already familiar with the safety procedures involved with roof repair work. They will follow these measures to a T in order to produce safe and efficient results.
Unless you have the training and experience for it, roof repairs tend to be a complicated job. There’s always the danger of making an error that won’t just set your project back but actually make the roofing problem worse. This cycle of trial and error can’t be good for your roof or your wallet. To avoid further damage to your system and to ensure that same damage reaches your home interior, turn to a trusted residential roofing company from your area instead. The team’s precise workmanship and industry experience will make short work of the roofing issues. They’ll make sure nothing crucial is missed, allowing them to restore your system to its healthy, damage-free condition. In no time at all, your roof will continue providing the superior weather performance you’ve come to expect.
Poor Material Choices
Different things can damage your roof in different ways. Large hailstones can harm your shingles upon impact, creating dents and cracks where leaks can form. Wind-blown debris can do the same thing, while also knocking away the protective granules coating your roof shingles. High winds, meanwhile, can get under the shingles and loosen them from the deck until they are completely blown off. In order to repair the roof, these damaged materials will need to be replaced with new ones.
If you’re doing it DIY, you’ll most likely acquire these replacement materials from your local hardware. They’ll be cheaper, but you won’t be too sure about their durability and quality. In fact, if you happen to choose the wrong ones, it may lead to additional, more expensive repairs. Working with a roofing professional, however, is a different story. They have better access to higher quality roofing materials. And if they are certified by a specific roofing manufacturer, they’ll know all about these products, as well. This means they can choose which replacement shingles will work better – and match more seamlessly – with your roof. In the interest of stopping your roof from looking like an unsightly patchwork of mismatched shingles, it’s best to hire a roofing contractor for your repair needs.
Nullified Roof Warranties
The warranty adds an extra layer of protection to your roof by ensuring it will be given coverage in case of material defects or poor workmanship. But one thing to keep in mind about roof warranties is that there are certain actions that can void them, which is why it’s important to always look at the fine print in your coverage. You can, in fact, inadvertently cancel your roof warranty by performing DIY repairs because only contractors certified by a given roofing manufacturer are allowed to work on your system. This isn’t worth the trouble and the extra costs, so just work with a certified roof professional instead.
Hiring a Reliable Roof Repair Company
You can avoid the risks posed by DIY roof repair by hiring a roofing contractor. The only question is: where and how do you find the best one? Roofers aren’t rare in Washington, which means you may have to go through a couple of names before finding a contractor that will be a good match for your needs. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make your search easier, such as:
- Keeping it local. Why look for a contractor out of state when there’s plenty to choose from in your immediate area? There are plenty of benefits in working with a local roofer. For one thing, their close proximity to you will prove incredibly convenient when you need some emergency roof repairs done. What’s more, a local roofing contractor makes travel times negligible. They’ll arrive on time, ensuring the repair work will start and end according to schedule. And another thing, local roofers will be familiar with the building requirements and regulations specific to your area, allowing for workmanship that will always be up to code.
- Asking family and friends for referrals. Finding a roofer online is now easier. But there’s still something to be said about referrals, which offer a clearer and more accurate picture of what working with a given roofing contractor will be like. Online testimonials are helpful, sure, but a referral from someone that you know and trust can be invaluable.
Why That Roofer Is KLIM Roofing & Construction
Homeowners in King County know that, when it comes to top-tier roof repairs, KLIM Roofing & Construction remains the undisputed choice. We are a locally owned and operated contractor who gets most of our business from referrals given by satisfied customers. Your greater protection is one of our top priorities, so rest assured that you’ll be working with someone fully licensed, bonded and insured should you work with us. Do you require proof of our credentials? We don’t mind showing it – in fact, we’ll be more than happy to. All you need to do is ask.
KLIM Roofing & Construction has served the Greater Seattle area for over 15 years, providing both homeowners and commercial property managers with safe and effective solutions to all their roofing needs. We don’t use shady sales tactics, take shortcuts or make costly errors – what you can expect is timely and efficient workmanship that meets the highest standards. Our unparalleled service is reflected in the five-star reviews we continue to earn in Google My Business and Facebook from satisfied customers.
Manufacturer certifications? We have those as well. In fact, KLIM Roofing & Construction has earned distinctions from GAF, Firestone® and IKO®. We know all about the products we carry and can repair them while adhering to stringent manufacturer specifications. Aside from the tough and long-lasting performance our roofing products offer, you’ll also benefit from the extensive warranty coverage included with them.