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Why DIY Roofing is a Bad Idea

Whilst it is true that carrying out a job yourself will save a few hundred pounds here and there it is important to weigh up the pros and cons. After all, most DIY builders do not know the first thing about the industry nor do they know the most effective methods in order to get the job done correctly. Take roofing, for example, there is a lot more to it than insulation and shingles! Here are a few reasons why roofing is best left to the professionals…


Professional roofers are not only trained to work at great heights, they have experience dealing with a range of different materials and weather conditions that they can rely on in order to ensure that the job is completed without anybody getting injured. On the other hand, a DIY roofer will not be used to such environments and this means that the risk of slipping is greatly increased. In fact, hundreds of people visit the hospital each year with roof related injuries.


Speaking of experience, roofers that have been in the business for a long time know how to tell a bad roof from a good roof and this means that you can rely on their input in order to ensure that the most suitable material is used whereas many DIY roofers tend to pick the cheapest material in the shop regardless of the type and size of the building and this lack of experience often results in a poor quality roof.


When you carry out a roofing job on your own you are not covered if something were to go wrong whereas a professional has all the necessary legal documentation and insurance. From ordering incorrect materials to an injury on site, roofing can present a range of different problems. As a DIY roofer, however, none of these issues can be taken care off with insurance as you are responsible for all of your work.

Here at Valent Roofing, we want to ensure that your metal roof is as high quality as it can possibly be. In fact, you would be surprised how many times a roofing company like ourselves is called out in order to rectify botched DIY jobs! To find out more information about why an industrial roofing professional is the best route, get in contact with a member of the Valent Roofing team today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
Fax: 0161 864 3322

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