Things You Put at Risk When Your Repair Your Roof Yourself

Working on your roof can be satisfying, but it is one of the many home improvement projects that is best left in the hands of professionals. Repairing it yourself exposes you to several risks, which the roofing and siding pros of Sterling Exteriors will highlight below:

Roof repair project

Wrong Use of Roofing Materials

Homeowners who go the DIY route tend to choose the wrong materials or components for their roof repairs. They also save on costs by picking the cheapest products possible, which aren’t always of the best quality and value. Working with the pros, however, means access to high-quality materials from the top roofing manufacturers.


A roof repair project is a complex undertaking that requires knowledge and skills to do the job correctly. Roofers have the training and experience to not only restore your roof to its original condition but also ensure its longevity and performance. A homeowner who does DIY repairs, on the other hand, might worsen any problem the roof might have, compromising its structural integrity and affecting its service life. Improper repairs also lead to more extensive issues and costly fixes.

Safety and Well-Being

Roof repair is an inherently dangerous project for the simple fact that it involves working at a certain height. Climbing up a ladder, carrying tools and other equipment, and walking around on a sloped surface can put your safety and well-being at risk. Experienced roofers, meanwhile, abide by occupational safety regulations, including the proper use of ladders and personal safety equipment.

Roofing Warranty

Your roofing warranty may be rendered void if someone other than a certified roofer carries out the roof repair. You don’t want to lose coverage on manufacturing defects or labor, so always keep in mind not to go the DIY route when it comes to your roofing system.

Turn to Sterling Exteriors for your roofing needs. We are fully bonded, licensed, and insured to provide you with professional service and peace of mind. Count on us for your siding installation and outdoor living projects as well. Call (513) 685-8055 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve homeowners in Milford, Newtown, and Anderson Township, OH.