3 Reasons To Avoid DIY Roofing

by Jul 16, 2021

Think roofing is easy? Think again! You might think it’s all about just nailing shingles to a flat surface, but there are so many more complicated components and steps involved.

The roof of your home is a complex system. It consists of several parts that require specific attention. To get to work on your rooftop, you need to know how to navigate the roofing system, which section to tackle first, how different materials work together, maintaining your balance up there, and more.

It’s pretty easy to not only injure yourself up there but damage your roof as well. That’s why we won’t recommend that you try to DIY your home’s roofing system. Roofing work takes years of experience to learn, and even more time for it all to come together perfectly, so please don’t risk injuring yourself or damaging your roofing by attempting to tackle your roof yourself.


If you’re still adamant about repairing or replacing your roof, here are some reasons why you should think again.


Permit Violations

In some states, it’s not enough to know how to build a roof. You need the proper paperwork for your state to work on any construction site.

Some states require that you pass a written test; others are issued based on the amount of experience you have, whereas others can simply be bought. You can be dealt with a hefty fine if you’re caught working on your rooftop without any permit or licensing.


Insurance and Warranty Voids

You never know when the roof of your house may need some fixing. But if you’ve decided to go for it and something goes wrong, there are consequences that could leave you without a warranty or coverage from an insurance company in the event of damages.

Insurance and warranties exist so that should anything happen, you can prevent it from affecting you financially.

However, legally, they cannot protect your roofing system if someone without a roofing permit or roofing experience works on your roof and ends up damaging it. In their eyes, the homeowner was negligent and thus resulted in a void in both your insurance and your warranty.



When roofers are up on your roof, they know where to step and which spaces to avoid. They do this with the help of special safety equipment like hardhats, harnesses, and nets that protect them from potential injuries. They take all these preventative measures to avoid injuring themselves and damaging your rooftop.

Being informed on what equipment to use and how to navigate a roof comes with years of experience. When homeowners attempt to repair or replace their home’s roofing, they end up injuring themselves or creating significant roofing issues. Save yourself money and time by hiring a roofing professional for all your roofing needs.


For professional roofing services that you can always rely on, give Rhoden Roofing a call today!

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