Before launching into any DIY project and especially an undertaking that is as large and as risky as a roofing project, I want you to think again. Maybe the reason why you think you can do a DIY roofing project is because you have learned a lot of things watching YouTube videos on roof repair and yes, it is easy o attach shingles to your roof. The instructional videos might show how simple roofing repair is, but you need to consider other things like the size of your roof which will involve tedious work; the roof itself especially if it is not a flat one will be difficult to work on; the tools you will need to invest on; and the risk of falling; ask yourself if it is really worth doing all these tasks. You don’t want to quit in the middle of your DIY roof repair project, so even before you begin, think very carefully so you would not waste time, money, and effort.
Comparing experiences, most DIYers do not really have that experience which professional contractors have year of. Perhaps you are not an expert on roofs, so you will not really have any idea on the extent of work roofing repair will require. Most roofing professionals spend hours upon hours working with other contractors, perfecting their skill and estimating the time it takes to finish the project. This in-itself is very critical since you cannot afford to shelve this type of project or put it on hold simply because there is something more important that you need to do. What is great about hiring roofing contractors is that they are licensed and also insured so that if any accidents or damages happen, they can rely on their insurance to take care of it. Roof repair is one of the causes of falling which is the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Accidents happen because of ladder use, power tools, electricity, noise, hazardous substances, and extreme temperatures which can cause serious illness. Professional roofers can also afford to invest much in tools and equipment because they will use this daily in their jobs but DIYers who invest in these tools will be wasting their money since they might be using these tools only once in their lifetime.
Other than all that, if you do it right the first time, doing your own roof might save you a little bit of money, but will take an enduring time of going up and down the ladder because you can only do so much at a time. Besides, making the smallest mistake can cost you more time, effort, and money as well.