Should I Replace Shingles By Myself?

You walk outside after a storm and notice that you have a few shingles loose or missing. Do you climb up on the roof and replace them yourself or call in a roofing expert? Unless you have a set of specialty tools, safety equipment and are completely comfortable with heights, it might be best to call a contractor.

The weather in Franklin and the surrounding area is highly unpredictable, especially during the summer. We often experience strong storms, and these can come with everything from high winds to large hail. Either of these can cause damage to your shingles. Even if you only have one or two missing or damaged shingles, it’s crucial to have these repaired or replaced before a small problem becomes a big issue.

If you’ve never tackled roofing repair on your own, you should know that it takes more than just a hammer and nails to get the job done. You will need the tools necessary to remove and replace any missing or damaged shingles along with a way to dispose of them. You also need to have an arsenal of materials, such as roofing caulk and underlayment available.

Without using the right tools and materials, you may cause even more damage to your roof than is already there. Something else to consider, especially if you have a high-pitched roof, is that you put yourself in significant danger trying to tackle DIY roofing repairs.

Why Hire A Roofing Contractor

Although a few damaged shingles may not seem like a big deal, hiring a roofing contractor is a sure way to find out whether or not there is underlying damage that also needs to be addressed. Your contractor can also look for leaks that you might not notice. They will examine your skylights, flashing, and even go inside the attic to uncover hidden damage. 

If issues are found, take heart knowing that roofing repairs are not necessarily cost prohibitive, and even if you find that you need a new roof, there are plenty of options to fit just about any budget. If you are a homeowner in the Franklin area, QE Roofing offers financing with affordable monthly payments.

Ultimately, your roofing system is one of the biggest investments that you will put into your home. Even seemingly insignificant damage can cause big problems in the long term. While a single hail-marked shingle might not be a big deal, there’s almost always other damage that can be spotted by a trained eye.

If you suspect that your roof needs repair, contact Franklin-based QE Roofing today for your no-obligation inspection.

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