Whether you’re debating the risk of climbing on your roof for an inspection, or perhaps you need to fix a shingle or piece of guttering, you may want to hold onto the ladder for a second.
Before you go ahead and do the job yourself, hiring a roofing contractor could be a better choice.
There are many main reasons why you should hire a roofing contractor, and although they can be costly, working with a contractor is much safer, ensures a high-quality job, and offers numerous other benefits.
With this in mind, the remainder of this blog post will highlight six main reasons why you should work with a roofing contractor, as opposed to a DIY option.
Working with a contractor is much safer
Out of the many main reasons why you should hire a roofing contractor, safety should be a priority.
Roofing contractors have the correct training to undergo the job safely, as opposed to your step ladder, pair of New Balance sneakers, and pair of old sweatpants.
Leave it to the pros and don’t take unnecessary risks – it’s not worth the risk.
You’re guaranteed a high-quality job
So long as you work with a high-quality roofing contractor, such as the team at Jacob’s Ladder, then you’re guaranteed an excellent job that will last for years.
And while you could do it yourself, without the appropriate training, tools, or expertise, the quality of work will likely be a lot lower (not to say you’re not a quick learner!).
Save time and money
While braving the wind and facing your fear of heights may seem like a great idea, by stepping down and watching from afar with a hot cup of tea saves you time and money.
Most notably, if you have little to no experience, then you’d likely spend more time on the job. Furthermore, as the quality of work is likely to be average (at best), more work will need to be done sooner (this means either more time wasted, or additional expenses hiring a roofing contractor).
And while you may think that the DIY approach will save you money, it could be quite the opposite.
For example, you’ll have to buy the materials yourself, and will need to spend the time doing the work, and as previously discussed, your roof may require additional work sooner (as opposed to working with a contractor), meaning more time spent on the roof.
Access to higher-quality materials
Another main reason why you should hire a roofing contractor is access to higher-quality materials.
It’s no secret that roofers have business relationships and connections with suppliers.
You can likely not only get these cheaper (than if purchasing yourself), but much sooner, and also installed professionally.
Using higher-quality materials means your new roof will be more durable, lasting for years to come (especially when installed with precision).
Benefit from a roofing warranty
Going it alone can be difficult to get a warranty, or if you do, then it’s going to be a short one.
But working with a team of professional roofing contractors allows you to secure a longer warranty on your roof, protecting you from unforeseen circumstances, severe weather conditions, and more.
At Jacob’s Ladder, we provide between a 30-35 year warranty on certain roofing materials. Our craftsmanship is made to last, but you can’t beat a great warranty to go with our expertly delivered work.
Peace of mind is a great thing
Finally, peace of mind is a great thing. Like, really.
And sure, while the accomplishment of spending several hours tinkering on your roof may feel great, to begin with, knowing if you did a good enough job is another story entirely.
For ultimate peace of mind, we always suggest working with a professional roofing contractor – you know what you’re getting with no nasty surprises.
Why hire a roofing contractor?
This article has discussed the main reasons why you should hire a roofing contractor, as opposed to the DIY approach.
And while it may seem straightforward and inexpensive to try yourself, you’re likely only creating more problems.
So, leave it to the professionals.
Looking for a professional roofing contractor in Kentucky? Get in touch with the Jacob’s Ladder team today.
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Hargis - Lexington, KY 40517
Jacob's Ladder did a roof replacement job for a shed in my Backyard. I am very much satisfied with their work and definitely recommend them for all of your roofing needs.
Greg - Lexington, KY 40503
Great Company to Work with Very Professional did a really nice job on our House and our Barn.
Tom - Lexington, KY 40505
Everyone was wonderful from start to finish!
Their work is so good it withstood the 100 mph plus winds!
Richard - Lexington, KY 40517
In May of 2022 a very damaging hail and windstorm pretty much destroyed my entire roof in Lexington Kentucky. Due to an insurance company that did not want to pay Jacobs Ladder was able to negotiate payment for an entirely new roof, decking and all which now meets current codes. Final work was completed January of 2023. Now my roof which leaked into my kitchen from May 2022 through December of 2022 has ceased to leak onto my kitchen floor. Their work is so good it withstood the 100 mph plus winds of 3rd March 2023.
All around #1 business!!
Jennifer - Lexington, KY 40505
Easy to communicate with, professional, cleaned up after working. All around #1 business!! I recommend Jacob’s Ladder for all your related needs, they’re very friendly and treat you right!
Very pleased with the roof!
Bruce - Lexington, KY 40503
Roof Repair Completed
Erik K - Lexington, KY 40503
Easy Insurance Claim!
Justin - Lexington, KY 40504
Jacob’s Ladder did a great job for us. They where easy to contact, knowledge in handling Insurance claim did our job in a timely manner and left no mess behind. Very pleased.