So you are interested in learning a little more about flat roofs? Perhaps you are looking to remodel your home, or you are about to buy a new home, or you are just curious! For whatever reason it may be, you found this article about pros and cons of having a flat roof. This is something not discussed too often, so hopefully we can give you some insight to help you decide what choice is right for your home.
Experience does matter
No matter what you hear, having an experienced professional inspect and work on your roof is the route towards a successful installation. With all these articles and videos online teaching you how to perform a roof installation, information can be misleading. A roof is not just a roof. The components of an installation can consist of an entire roofing system including: flashing, shingles, gutters, decking, rafters, and it doesn’t end there. That requires a lot of skill and knowledge in different areas of installation. Also, consider the roofing material! Is it asphalt, wood, clay, metal? The list goes on. Hopefully you are starting to understand it is not that simple to install your own roof. Imagine if you do it wrong? That is just extra money down the drain. If you are in Orange County or even up in San Jose and want your roof installation done right the first time, make sure to call our team in California at (800) 766-8000 for an inspection. You can also have one of our friendly roofers contact you.
Another reason you should not install your own roof is to avoid possible injury to you or your roof! Going up on a roof is not a leisure activity. If you try to get on the roof to replace or repair your shingles, then that is already a sign it could be dangerous to walk up there. Imagine stepping on a shingle and it giving out under your feet because it is past it’s lifespan? Even if you are careful not to step on cracking or curling shingles, you do not know how brittle they might be from the aging process. Also, what if you damage your perfectly good shingles by stepping on them wrong? If walked on incorrectly, you could damage your roof and perhaps void the warranty. Possible harm to your body or roof should be enough to deter someone from fixing it on their own.
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