Why DIY Roofing Projects Are Dangerous


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As a homeowner, we’re sure that your home is your pride and joy. Your care for it by designing it and dressing it up to suit your style and aesthetic. You keep it in working order by maintaining it and fixing anything that has fallen into disrepair. However, some homeowners believe that this includes residential roof repair or replacing their roofs themselves. If this is you, you may want to read further to understand why that is not such a great idea.

Repairing, replacing or installing a roof is no easy feat. It takes years of experience, knowledge and the right licensing and paperwork to in order to tackle such a project accurately and efficiently.

Level of Experience

You may have been able to fix odds and ends around your home but you may be underestimating the seriousness of tackling a project like the roof of your home. Laying a roof requires proper knowledge and experience. Certain materials need to be laid and set in a particular manner. Also, the way you move about on your roof when working on it requires some prior knowledge because excessive foot traffic can damage asphalt shingles, break wooden shakes or even loosen your Three-Tab Shingle Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Underestimating Your Timeline

A common mistake made by many amateur roofers is underestimating the time it takes to properly lay a roof. Even with the right intentions and enthusiasm, underestimating just how long it takes to accurately lay a roof can be detrimental to your home. You may end up wanting to hurry the project along thus creating room for error. Getting tired and worn out may trigger you to abandon the project and put off its completion for a later date. This could be detrimental to your home, especially once the weather changes.

Using the Proper Tools

In order to accurately lay a roof that won’t cause you any problems in the future, you are going to need the appropriate tools. You’ll need things such a nail guns, drills, a roofing hammer, a roofing blade, air compressors, among other things. Also working on a roof with tools requires a certain measure of safety precaution. You will need things such as straps, safety nets and crash barriers should anything fall of the roof during the repair or replacement.


Most homes that have recently been built or those with certain housing insurances come with a warranty for various parts of your home or the house as a whole. These warranties ensure that should anything fall into disrepair, the contractor involved in the building of your home will repair whatever needs fixing at a little to no cost at all. However, when you start meddling or attempting to repair major things like your roof, you run the risk of voiding the warranty.

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Customer Reviews


“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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

“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.

“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.

“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.