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. You must have seen a great many You Tube overtures on how easy it is to attach those shingles and I do not want to argue with that since it really is that simple. 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 have to deal with this discretion first before setting out and turning this into your own project and therefore by the time you buy the materials and put an initial extensive effort into it, you might find yourself quitting or find that after all it isn’t worth it.
Most DIY enthusiast are first time attempters so by comparison to the professional contractors they have no experience to speak-of. Depending on what field you are specializing, you might absolutely have no idea on the extent of work that it will require when working on roofs. The reason why professional roofers are experts in the field because they have spend and continue spending hours of their time working with roofing contractors and this is why they have perfected their skills and they are able to know how long a roofing project will take. This is very important since roofing project are continuous projects which cannot be stopped or put on hold because it will affect the whole house. Professional roofing contractors are licensed and insured in case any accident or damages happen. Roof repair is one of the causes of falling which is the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Power tools, ladder use, electricity, noise, hazardous substances and extreme temperatures can cause serious illnesses which can also lead to death. Another distinctive aspect is that inherent with professional roofing contractors is that they can afford to incur big investments when it comes to tools and equipment since they intend to be doing an ample project in contrast to someone who intend to use those devices only once in a 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.