Your home just sat through a heavy storm. You’re taking a glance at the roof from the ground and you think you may notice a spot that might be problematic. You are thinking of making the repair yourself to save money. This can lead to several problems that you may prefer to avoid.
Firstly, repairing a roof is much harder than it seems. If it is repaired improperly, it can cause further damage to the roof and home if it goes unchecked. Not only that, but repairing a roof can be very dangerous if you do not have the proper equipment and training.
Let’s say everything goes smoothly. No problems repairing the roof and everything seems to have been repaired successfully. There is a good chance that one location on the roof may not have been your only problem. You may create for yourself a false sense of security and water damage from another problematic area on the roof could cause further problems. Having the situation assessed and resolved by a professional saves you time and headache, and may not cost you much of anything when your insurance is involved.