Do you need to have roofing repairs or maintenance on your home? You may have considered the cost-saving decision to hire amateur contractors or taking on the job as your next DIY project, but you’d be mistaken to. When it comes to a job as complicated as repairing your home’s roof, there are a few reasons why you should only hire professional roofing companies like General Roofing Co. in East Bay, California.
What’s the difference between a professional roofing contractor and a DIY contractor? Well, for starters, there is a significant difference in the training and experience that a professional roofing contractor receives. Professionals are trained and equipped to do roof repairs and maintenance safely and correctly the first time. This limits the risk of injury and damage caused by the contractors. On the other hand, DIY contractors may lack the experience, safety training, and safety equipment to complete a job safely and correctly.
When it comes to hiring a company for any of your roofing needs, it is important to know that you may be liable for any injuries that occur on your property. If you hire independent contractors or decide to do the work yourself, you assume the responsibility and liability that comes with being a contractor. Any work-related injuries are your responsibility, and you may find yourself in an expensive legal battle if worker’s comp-related claims arise from your DIY project.
On the other hand, a professional roofing company will be licensed and insured against any work-related injuries or damage that result from the contracted work. This removes liability from the homeowner and places it on the contractor, who as we discussed earlier, has the proper safety equipment and training to prevent work-related injuries in the first place.
One thing that homeowners don’t realize is that hiring a professional roofing contractor can often be a more cost-effective option than hiring a DIY contractor. The idea that hiring an amateur will save you money because they charge less for labor is simply incorrect because what you save in labor you will pay for in time, materials, and mistakes.
A professional roofing company will be able to purchase better quality materials in larger quantities, which drives the price of materials down. Those savings are then passed on to the customer.
When factoring in the cost of a new roof, you should also consider what the cost of repairs and replacements may be in years to come. The difference between paying nothing and paying for repairs out of pocket will be how good of a warranty you have. When you DIY your roof maintenance, you won’t have a warranty to fall back on if anything goes wrong. On the other hand, we offer top-of-the-line warranties direct from the manufacturer to ensure the highest quality service to each of our customers.
Trust your next roof repair to a professional roofing company that has been around for nearly a century. General Roofing Co. has been providing our clients with excellent residential and commercial roofing services in California since 1924. We meet and exceed the necessary requirements for choosing a reputable roofing company ensuring all residential, commercial, and industrial roofing projects will be professionally completed on time and on budget.