General RoofingResidential RoofingUncategorizedRoof leak repair is a DIY you should never attempt

July 29, 2022by American Roofing

When it comes to fixing roof leak repair, leave it to the professionals

Are you noticing missing shingles on your roof? Maybe you’re seeing dark water spots on your ceiling? If this sounds like you, then it’s very possible that your roof has a leak. With surprisingly devastating monsoon seasons in Arizona, it’s crucial to have a roof that can withstand the elements – and when your roof doesn’t, it’s important to contact a professional. Read on to find out why you should never attempt a DIY roof leak repair.

1. Roof leak repair is not safe

If you aren’t a professional roofer, then you don’t have the right experience, tools or knowledge to ensure that what you do is safe. Walking safely on a rooftop is a skill you develop through proper training and experience, and those that aren’t professionals may seriously injure themselves. Even if you think you’re comfortable doing roof work, there’s a high level of risk involved. Stay on the safe side and avoid those DIY repairs altogether by contacting a professional.

2. Leaks are hard to locate

It may seem easy to spot where a leak is dripping or pouring through the ceiling into your home or business, but finding its exact location on the roof takes a professional. Roofers have experience at deciphering the signs that point to where the roof leak is likely located. They know which areas are more prone to leaks, what causes them and how to stop and avoid them in the future. Thinking you fixed your leak only to watch it start up again next time it rains can be extremely frustrating, that’s why it’s best to ask your roofing contractor for help.

3. You could further damage your roof

The last thing you want to do is cause further damage to an already leaking roof. Leaks can cause widespread issues if not repaired correctly, and it’s very possible that you’ll create gaps or holes attempting to repair one yourself. The next time a storm blows through, that water will find its way through the spots you didn’t see. Instead, if you notice signs of a roof leak such as water spots on your ceiling or walls, missing shingles, missing or damaged flashing and wet roof decking, call a roofing contractor to solve the issue safely and effectively.

4. Roof leak repair could end up costing you more

It’s common that saving money is what motivates one to attempt a roof repair themselves. However, there are some ways that it could actually lose you money in the long run. For example, your homeowner’s insurance probably won’t cover DIY roof repairs and you could lose out on potential tax deductions, or have your manufacturer’s warranty voided altogether. If you attempt a DIY, you could cause further damage to your roof resulting in costlier repairs. Contacting a professional right away will save you both time and money.

If you’re looking for experienced and qualified roofing experts, American Roofing & Waterproofing is the one for the job! You can count on us to find those pesky leaks in time to save you future headaches and ensure your home or business a safe monsoon season.


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