While a roof replacement can undoubtedly be classified as a significant project for homeowners, financially strenuous and labor-intensive, some individuals still attempt to fix roof issues in a DIY fashion or hire amateur “contractors” to cut the cost of labor. Unfortunately, both scenarios usually end up spending more money than hiring a professional roofing company.

Roof replacement is your home’s most prominent investment – after all, it is a spacious area that belongs to your home. It is also one of the most expensive projects homeowners have to face. For those reasons, it is important that you entrust your home to the hand of a professional roofing contractor to avoid falling into the trap of a botched job. A flawed roof replacement done by unreliable individuals is most likely not under any warranty and can be catastrophic regarding your finances and safety.

Here’s why you should always hire a pro for your next roof replacement undertaking:

Professional Roofing Contractors Have The Knowledge, Skill, and Experience to Replace Your Roof

Roof replacement is not an easy hobby you can pick up overnight. Unfortunately, there are a lot of inexperienced contractors, amateurs, or scammers who promise a high-end roof for a low-end price. When you hire a professional roofing company, the crew is trained to complete the job right. Mistakes can be costly, and when they happen, they can put a dent in your bank account quite quickly and unexpectedly. All of this can be avoided by seeking a roofer with years of experience, adequate skill when working on your roof and handling roofing materials, as well as knowledge of the roof anatomy. Even in case of obstacles on the job, a professional roofing contractor will find a way to overcome those challenges without compromising the integrity and quality of your roof or the estimated timeline and cost.

It is also important to note that professional roofers are equipped with specialized tools necessary to perform the job. Hiring a questionable roofing contractor comes with the risk that you will have to provide the required equipment or provide funds for renting it out, which always drives up the cost of the project. Or worse yet, they opt for no tools, sacrificing the quality of your roof to stay within the budget.

Professional Roofing Contractors Follow Safety Protocol and Avoid Any Safety Hazards

Working on the roof is a laborious and time-consuming job. In addition, roofers face risk every time they enter the work zone. Installing the roof by yourself without prior experience and tools is a dangerous game with often deadly consequences. You or anyone replacing the roof faces the risk of injury. Even the most experienced crew members are subject to slips and falls despite following safety protocols, using special equipment to minimize the risk, and having adequate training to perform the job the right way. But professionals cut the risk significantly, and those accidents are not as common.

Hiring someone who is not a seasoned or licensed roofer is a risk and liability. They most likely lack proper insurance, literally risking their lives. A pro knows how to handle bad weather and hazardous materials in a safe manner. They will not compromise the safety of their crew members, your family and pets, or your property.

Professional Roofing Contractors Guarantee High-Quality Materials

A professional roofing contractor or company has access to high-quality, durable materials from reputable manufacturers. Throughout the years of working within the roofing industry, roofers have built relationships with leading suppliers, often being able to get the products at a discounted rate. Working with pros also means they are reliable and trustworthy, passing on to you any savings they manage to get without a rip-off.

Let’s not forget that the experience in working with materials allows roofers to establish a list of preferred products that they can gladly recommend. That can enormously extend the life of your new roof and minimize the need for future repairs.

Professional Roofing Contractors Know The Ins and Outs of Necessary Permits, Paperwork, and Inspections

Because roof replacement is a significant undertaking, starting the work may require permits from your local authorities. Paperwork is always an annoyance, especially if you have no prior experience in dealing with bureaucratic tasks. Professional roofing companies can obtain everything needed and guide you through the entire process without any hassle. This time-consuming hindrance does not have to be an obstacle to your brand-new roof.

Professional Roofing Contractors Offer Warranty, Customer Service, Maintenance, and Other Support Services

The starting point for excellent communication and cooperation should be a written contract containing the scope of commissioned works, work schedule, information about who purchases roofing materials and the type of remuneration, cost estimate or lump sum, and its amount. Any pro you are working with should provide you with such documentation.

An entirely different issue is a product warranty, a contractor warranty, or a manufacturer warranty for the entire roofing system. The proper functioning of the roof is affected not only by the type of material used but also by the roof accessories. The manufacturer, who cares about maintaining the highest quality control standards, is not afraid to offer investors (you) a long-term guarantee. Most reputable roofing companies provide warranties for the entire lifetime of the roof.

A standard warranty assumes that even if any of the system elements fail, the investor will not be left alone with the problem because the manufacturer will replace the product and cover the installation costs. This type of warranty does not result from the law but is a voluntary provision on the part of the manufacturer/contractor. Hiring a questionable roofer without a license and access to the goods and services that the roofing industry provides will result in a lack of guarantees and zero legal obligations.

Hiring a Pro

Looking for a reputable roofing contractor may be a daunting task. Family and friends’ recommendations often work and provide a reliable source of reference. When hiring a professional contractor, make sure they are licensed and insured. As stated above, your roofer should be backed by an excellent warranty because they know the value of their work, and they should always provide support services.