Installing a Standing Seam Roof – Should You Really Do It Yourself?
Many people are rolling up their sleeves and doing home projects all by themselves. Replacing and installing roofs are a part of that trend, too. It might be tempting to install a roof by yourself to save an extra dollar or two, but some things are done better when they’re left to the professionals.
What Makes Installing Standing Steam Roofs so Unique
Some companies have specifically created do-it-yourself standing steam roof shingles that interlock. They’re easy to use and require minimal tools for installation. The only problem is, if you’ve never installed a roof before, it might take you some time learning how to fit everything correctly so that the roof is both secure and aesthetically pleasing. That’s why it’s good to hire someone who knows exactly what they’re doing. A lot of residential roofs have irregular shapes, whether it be a chimney or a sky light, breaking up the normal pattern of the rest of the house. In those cases, pre-shaped shingles may not work.
What a Professional Can Do for You
Saving money is at the top of most people’s list. With that said, most people don’t want to hire a professional to do their roof. Luckily, there’s good news. Hiring a professional to install a standing seam roof will cost about the same, if not less, than it would cost if you installed the roof yourself. This means it’s worth hiring someone who knows what they’re doing the first time around, instead of trying to do it yourself and ending up with an inoperable and ineffective roof. Professionals can also help with…
- Estimating the cost of materials
- Calculating your roof’s area
- Finding the best pre-made or specialty made shingles for your home