The Risks of DIY Roof Repair and Restoration

Posted on June 15 , 2017 by Vantage Point Roofing

Metal Roofing - Brisbane - The Risks of DIY Roof Repair and Restoration

With the influx of popular renovation shows on TV such as The Block (and others), Australia has become a nation of people addicted to DIY home renovation projects. Both television and the print media have placed a huge focus on this in recent times and everyone fancies themselves a bit of a builder and artisan these days.

If a DIY renovator really knows what they’re doing, then no problem. Also, some renovation projects within the home are not really that critical; such as doing a bit of painting or changing out the window furnishings. Rebuilding kitchens and bathrooms presents many more challenges, and some parts of the home really should just be left to professionals.

The roof is one of those locations. Performing roof repairs or a roof restoration for the home DIY handyperson can be a risky proposition, and here are the reasons why.

It’s Dangerous

If you are not experienced and adept at wandering around on a rooftop, it can be an extremely hazardous environment. For starters, there are live power lines about. Then there is the height factor. Even falling from a single story home can cause serious injury or possibly be fatal.

An old roof could be brittle and unstable. Step on the wrong spot and your leg could go right through it. Not only will this create greater damage to repair or restore, but you risk breaking a limb.

Lack of Experience

A DIY renovator will lack the necessary experience to know what to look out for when inspecting the roof for proposed repairs or roof restoration. They are likely to miss vital areas that need repairing as they are about to present a problem in the near future.

It Takes Professionalism and Training

Expert roof repairers, restorers and replacers have many years of personal experience and training in the art and craft of roofing.

At Vantage Point Roofing in Brisbane we live and breathe this trade. It’s what our company and our team specialises in. We don’t do roof restorations, but roof repairs and especially roof replacement are what we excel at.

Don’t fix that old roof yourself. Don’t take the chance. Call in the experts from Vantage Point Roofing. All quotes are free.

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