When it comes to roofing inspections, we encourage our customers to do regular inspections and can even recommend some common sense solutions to stop very minor leaks. When it comes to major repairs or a completely new roof however, we do not recommend that is something you undertake on your own.
A major area that roofing contractors have a distinct advantage is purchasing materials. While a home owner might think they are good at hunting for deals, contractors get competitive pricing on materials sourced directly from reputable vendors. This not only typically costs less, but it usually means a higher quality product. Additionally, these products are insured with a warranty that is backed by the manufacturer with a clear purchase trail.
Manufacturers also can clearly count on a licensed contractor to install their products properly. In order to claim a warranty on a failed product, a home owner might have to prove that the materials were installed correctly to begin with, which may not be easy.
There are many pitfalls that professional roofing contractors learn in the industry that home owners may not understand. In an age where many people count on YouTube for understanding some of these things, there is no way to know if some of the instructions you receive are even good ideas until your roof beings leaking.
Some products are notorious for leaking unless compensated for by a professional that has done that type of installation in the past.
When In Doubt, Consult a Pro
West Coast Roofing provide free estimates for a reason – we’re here to help you make the best choice for the long run. By giving you a free estimate, we’re there to help answer any questions you might have, provide options, and help you understand why we’re recommending the products that we are. The very last thing we want is to be hired on a job that someone tried to undertake on their own, caused problems months later, and now the homeowner spent far more than they originally anticipated!