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Many homeowners are choosing DIY projects to cut back on their expenses. It’s gotten to the point where they may even think professionals are a needless expense. It’s not a bad idea, but not all projects around the home should be DIY, especially roofing. Oftentimes, you end up spending more than you would if you had the project done by professionals.


Here’s why roofing experts like Sully-Jones Roofing advise against DIY roof repair.

Poor Repairs

Your roof has the important job of protecting your home and your family from the harsh elements. For that reason, you should keep it always in top shape with regular maintenance and repairs. Professionals have the training and experience to maintain and improve their performance. Being untrained, you can cause more serious damage and costly repairs. Wrong repairs can threaten your roof’s integrity and affect its function and lifespan.


Any form of the roofing task, especially a residential roof replacement, is dangerous. Even for small repairs, hauling heavy materials up a ladder and walking on your roof pose a safety hazard. A fall may result in injury and medical expenses that will actually negate any savings you expect in a DIY.

Voided Warranty

Your roof’s warranty is a critical aspect of your investment. It usually covers everything from manufacturing defects to labor. They often demand that only certified roofing professionals can do any work on your roof. This is to protect against damage from failed roof jobs. By doing a DIY task, you risk voiding your warranty, which can be costly in the end.

Leave It to Professionals

Protect your roofing system by having professionals work on your commercial roofing. Instead of doing roofing projects yourself, contact a professional roofing company. You need someone who can ensure not only your safety but quality work as well. Yes, hiring a professional roofer may cost more upfront. But then, a poor roof job will cost you more in the long run, particularly if it results in the need for more repairs.

Sully Jones Roofing offers quality roof replacement and repair. We’re one of the most respected roofers in Chula Vista, CA. Schedule an appointment now by calling (619) 444-0150.