My husband considered handling our roof repair on his own. He is a man, he said, he can handle it, he said. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in his ability; I am just well-aware of the dangers that come along with getting on top of the roof, and frankly, it scared me to death. Were getting on up there in age, and frankly, he’s not been that high off of the ground in a long, long time.
To make roof repairs you must be able to handle yourself well on an uneven, slick surface while also carrying tools and working around various dangers. I went as far as showing him informative articles online that explained why you shouldn’t do this on your own.
He thought that hiring one of the roofing companies in the area would mean he was admitting he was a failure, and it took quite some time to convince him otherwise. Once that was over, it was on to ‘not having enough money’ to hire a reputable company. I assured him we need do nothing more than make comparisons to find roofing companies within our price range.
Roofing is a dangerous job, so I recommend that you never try to handle it on your own. Doing so puts plenty of unknown danger in your way, not to mention the risk of wasting money since the repairs might not be properly made. You can use the web to find roofing compnaies in the area. Request a free estimate frm a few of them. No less than three to four estimates should be requested and compared to ensure that you get the best rate and the best company to handle your needs.
I am so glad that I talked my husband into calling someone else into our home to replace the roof. I don’t know how I would have ever handled seeing him climbing a ladder and trying to repair that hole. It was easy after I convinced him that it was okay to let someone else handle the hard work for him for a change. Don’t do it on your own, either! It is just too risky for the average person.