DIY vs. Professional Roof Repair: Which Makes More Sense?

DIY always seems like a great idea, doesn’t it? You get to complete a project on your own plus you’ll save on expenses. It’s a great idea until you realise the expertise required for you to actually do the job well done, that is. Online tutorials and the like can sure make it seem easy but it’s a different story entirely when you’re in the thick of things.

To be fair, perhaps minor repairs are okay to attempt on your own, but for the big jobs like a whole roof repair, we’d recommend leaving it to the professionals.

What makes them professionals? They’re experts in their field, and in the case of roofing, this doesn’t come overnight or via a textbook. Through years of on-the-job learning and experience, they’ve honed their very particular skills in an industry that comes with many intricacies and specifics.

For one, once you’ve identified an issue, there could be a myriad of reasons to explain how it got there and what needs to be done to remedy the problem. If this isn’t your day job, it’s going to be pretty hard to hazard that guess.

 

Here are our reasons for why you should get the experts in for your roof replacement:

Warranties

The great thing about hiring an external company for a job is that you have some kind of safety net against things going wrong further down the line. There’s no warranty on the workmanship you’ve learned overnight, except for getting up there and fixing it up yourself, repeating the cycle.

 

Safety

Of all DIY construction jobs, roof replacements rank high up there as one of the most hazardous ones. Not only are you working one to two stories high, but you’re also working on a steep angle – conditions that make accidents highly likely if you’re not careful enough. Any professional roofing company worth their salt equips their staff members with the necessary tools to ensure the best safety measures. In addition, they’ve been working in these conditions for years so are accustomed to being up there at all kinds of angles.

 

Time

If you’re trying to figure out how to do something as you go along, it’s bound to take significantly longer than someone who does it for a living. This is true for most things in life, roof repairs being no exception. Time is the most precious resource and it can’t be bought, but by enlisting the services of a trusted roofing service provider rather than doing it yourself, you’re that much richer in time. Trust us on this one.

 

For professional residential roofing services, give Home Genius Exteriors a call today!

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“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.