DIY vs Contractor – Pros & Cons

gutter downpipes
Time for Roof Gutter Repairs? Tips & Tricks
April 21, 2020
covid roofing
3 Coronavirus Tips for Your Roof Repairs Project
May 12, 2020

Considering Roof Repairs Perth?  Check Out the Pros and Cons of DIY vs Contractor

When it comes to roof repairs Perth, you should be aware that some repairs are easier to do than others.  Replacing a shingle or two can be much easier than repairing a major leak or improper ventilation.  Therefore, you should really check out the pros and cons of DIY roof repair work and work completed by a contractor. 

DIY Roof Repairs Perth

Pros of DIY Roof Repairs Perth

One of the first things you will notice when you decide to tackle those roof repairs on your own is that you will save a good amount of money.  After all, you won’t need to pay yourself for the labor you do.  Well, you might be spending a little, because you know a few drinks will be in order when you are all finished, and your roof is as good as new!

The second pro of doing your roof repairs on your own is that you can schedule the work for when it is most convenient for you.  Of course, if your roof is leaking, the work might need to be completed immediately, but rearranging your schedule is easier than rescheduling the work of a contractor. 

Cons of DIY Roof Repairs Perth

Some roof repairs require lots of skill and knowledge, so you may not have any idea what you are doing once you get up onto your roof.  While this might not seem like a big deal, you will change your mind if you do more damage than what was there in the beginning. 

You also may find that you do not have the proper tools to do the roof repairs that are needed.  Simply going out and buying those tools will increase the cost of your DIY roof repair and you may end up spending more than you would have if you had simply hired a contractor. 

Shingles have a warranty, but that warranty can be designated as null and void if you do anything to the shingles on your own.  Only shingles that are installed by a certified roofer are considered valid for any type of warranty. 

The last con of DIY roof repairs Perth is that the work is very dangerous.  Roofing contractors spend their days up on roofs all the time and you don’t.  One wrong move could have you falling and injured before you even start the work. 

Pros of Contractor Roof Repairs Perth

When it comes to having roof repairs completed by a professional, there are many pros that you will love.  The first one is that contractors can usually do the work a lot faster than you could do it on your own.  The time that they will save you can be worth the extra money you are paying out.  A contractor might also find additional damage that needs to be fixed before it turns into a major issue for you and your roof. 

The second pro to hiring a contractor for roof repairs is that a contractor has all the tools they will need to do the job that is needed.  They will not need to spend time running to the store for items and can get right to work. 

As mentioned above, the warranty for shingles is dependent on them being installed by a certified roofer.  Since your contractor will be a certified roofer, all the roof repairs will be covered under the warranty. 

Contractors are also covered under insurance if that happen to fall or have an accident while doing your roofing repairs.  This is much different from the DIY option, where your insurance may not cover your accident or the accident of anyone you may have had helping you. 

Cons of Contractor Roof Repairs Perth

The one major con of hiring a contractor to do your roof repairs is the cost.  The reason it will cost so much more is the fact you are paying for their skills and the time they are working.  Another con is the fact that contractors are often quite busy, so your roof repairs may need to wait until they have an opening in their schedule. 

Tips for DIY Roof Repairs Perth

While we always say it is best to hire a contractor for all your roof repairs Perth, we can understand why you would want to do a few easy roof repairs on your own.  Therefore, we created a short list that will keep you as safe as possible for your DIY roof repairs. 

  • Always wear rubber soled shoes when climbing up onto your roof.  These shoes will prevent you from slipping as easily. 
  • Apply roof cement to seams on the chimney that are cracked with a putty knife.
  • Replace any shingles that are missing or loose.
  • Re-adhere all curled shingles with roofing adhesive.  If your curled shingles are brittle, you should warm them up first or they will break.
  • Always make sure the back edge of the shingle is under the row of shingles behind it, while making sure the front edge is in line with the shingles next to it. 
  • Always use galvanized roofing nails when installing new shingles.

It is best to tackle roof repairs Perth as soon as you notice the damage.  Therefore, we recommend inspecting your roof regularly for any signs that shingles are damaged or missing or that anything else is going on to cause damage.  While you can do that on your own, while also fixing some minor damage, it is usually best to call a professional. 

We can come out to see what is going on with your roof and have those roof repairs completed in no time at all.  So, if you are unsure of what is going on with your roof, or you tried the DIY route without success, give us a call. 

We can get out to you quickly, so your roof repairs Perth doesn’t turn into a major issue that will need a lot more work than you originally thought. 

Download Our FREE

Roof Leak Guide

20+ years of roofing expertise

condensed into a 13 page ebook

Close
Google Rating
4.6
Based on 149 reviews
js_loader
Zachary Carroll
Zachary Carroll
1715700938
Lauren was incredibly helpful, keeping us updated throughout the repair process. Her coordination with Josh, who handled the onsite work was seamless.
Ralph Parker
Ralph Parker
1715540172
Vinnie, the owner, personally ensured that all aspects of our roof repair were up to standard. His team, led by Josh, provided detailed photos to verify their findings, making us feel confident in their service.
Kirat Naik
Kirat Naik
1715240420
Josh was very helpful in providing the feedback and required jobs around the property for the quote. He explained in detail the issues and was able to answer all my questions. Thank youThe site team (Elis and Sanjay) did a great job delivering great service and quality finish standards for the roofing services that was needed. The detailed work carried out with the proper care to excellent finish. Thank you once again team for the great job and onsite feedback after completion. Really appreciate the efforts
Ryan Wells
Ryan Wells
1715141193
Josh was extremely knowledgable and was happy to answer any questions on the spot about the issues identified. Very professional!
Robert Henry
Robert Henry
1714804159
Josh was excellent, and so was Lauren from the admin team, who facilitated all our communications Smoothly. Their combined professionalism made the entire process a breeze.
Rob Walker
Rob Walker
1713142391
Paul Wood
Paul Wood
1712895648
Josh was very professional and knowledgeable - he took the time to listen and was able to clearly explain the problem and resolution.
Julie M
Julie M
1712884306
Josh from Roof Repairs was very professional and courteous. He is very knowledgeable and we are confident that the work and quoting is honest and reliable. All problems identified with our roof were backed up with photographs to verify.
Jody H
Jody H
1712647156
Awesome to deal with from the very thorough quote through to the admin communication and the amazing, efficient team carrying out the work. Highly reccommend!
judith rudling
judith rudling
1712297940
I can highly recommend Roof Repairs Perth WA. They were very clear in their communication and quoting process. Their pricing was fair and competitive. Ellis and Sanjay did an excellent job. They were very polite and worked extremely hard and did an excellent job. Thankyou so much.
Bruce Mutard
Bruce Mutard
1711331522
Sonam Wangchuk
Sonam Wangchuk
1711011681
Steven Majewski
Steven Majewski
1711011174
Fantastic service all round.From the quote through the completion of the job.Would highly recommend
Stephen Johnstone
Stephen Johnstone
1710994535
Great communication throughout the inspection process.Josh attended and was knowledgeable and conscious of our requirements to resolve issues. Thanks!
Andrew Szonyi
Andrew Szonyi
1710810472
Josh was extremely easy to deal with, he was responsive to every question and explained what he thought might be happening and what is probably not happening. Very happy to recommend.
Shadowsa7x
Shadowsa7x
1710743091
Prompt service, accommodated my availability. Very good with the issues which need repairing and resolution to fixing the problem
calvin pegrum
calvin pegrum
1710488344
H F
H F
1710468245
Only at the inspection stage for a quote now, but he was very efficient, arriving on time and giving me the information exactly I needed! The booking process was easy too.
Dee Riley
Dee Riley
1710415059
Josh arrived on time to provide a quote. He explained thoroughly the work that needed to be done and gave me a clear understanding of essential repairs required.
Peter McGoldrick
Peter McGoldrick
1710322562
My tiled roof was in need of a lot of maintenance to fix many leaks and water damage. Josh and his team were hard working and meticulous in repairing the roof. I can highly recommend Roof Repairs.
Steven Bamford
Steven Bamford
1709608655
Josh was extremely efficient advising me on his arrival time- and wasI was then advised how the quote process would work and timing and the work required after a comprehensive inspection.Roof Repairs Perth WA are extremely professional and I would recommend you contact them for assistanceRegardsSteve
Amy Glen
Amy Glen
1709204273
I just want to give a shoutout to Josh, who came out to assess what work needs to be done on my roof. It was clear Josh knew his stuff and was serious about ensuring that nothing was missed. I was impressed by his professionalism and expertise. Looking forward to getting the work done!
Danielle Pegrum
Danielle Pegrum
1709186089
Good communication from company via email to book quote and Josh also on morning of scheduled quote. Late due to delays with prior work but called and communicated with us which we appreciated. Explained work to be done clearly too.
Jennifer Kingston-Gregory
Jennifer Kingston-Gregory
1709174560
Josh was extremely polite and efficient when identifying the leaking issues with my roof. He explained in detail the work to rectify the problem which was most reassuring. Josh arrived at the designated time and was a delight to deal with.
Mark McDonald
Mark McDonald
1709167012
Josh carried out my roof assessment very professionally and explained each area that requires repairs with very good detail. 👍
×
js_loader
Call Now ButtonBook Your Quote Now