If your roof is old, leaking, or damaged, you may be tempted to replace your residential roof on your own. After all, the internet is full of online DIY tutorials on just about everything from ‘how to shingle your roof’ to ‘how to replace your gutters.’

Roof replacement is a big project and often involves a heavy investment. Why not just do it on your own? The short answer is that it often leads to disaster.

Reasons to Call Roofers in Cornwall

DIY may be great for some home improvement projects, but roofing is one job that should be left to the professionals at Special Roofing. Here’s why you shouldn’t DIY your new roof:

1. You Don’t Save money

Professional roofers in Cornwall know where to look for problems in the roof surface, decking, and underlayment. They will also advise you on the most cost-effective ways to fix the issue.

When you hire professional roofers like Special Roofing, you receive a warranty on the workmanship.

2. It’s Risky

There are several risks involved with DIY roof jobs. The job involves working at heights, working with power equipment, and walking over slippery surfaces. Professional roofing pros use safety harnesses and are trained to use specialized tools. Our roofing team has replaced roofs hundreds of times, and we are experienced in handling the job from start to finish.

If you suspect that your roof is seriously damaged, it’s best to stay off it. A badly damaged roof can suddenly cave in or collapse, causing severe damage to the building structure.

3. It May Take Longer Than You Anticipate

You may be under the impression that roof replacements usually take 2-3 days to complete, so you may expect a DIY job to take a maximum of five days. This is almost certainly not going to happen.

Our licensed roofers in Cornwall are trained to use the right techniques and equipment and know exactly what they’re doing. A DIY roofing job may take almost double the time – and that’s an optimistic estimate.

Roof Replacement Options

Special Roofing offers a wide range of residential and commercial roof replacement options, including:
Asphalt Shingle Roofs

  • Affordable
  • Aesthetic
  • Sturdy
  • Slate Roofs
  • Classy, rustic
  • Extremely durable

Metal Roofs

  • Eco-friendly
  • Wide choice of designs and colours
  • High durability

Green Roofs

  • Natural and aesthetic
  • Energy-efficient
  • No requirement for an old roof tear-off

Elastomeric Membrane

  • Expands and contracts with temperature changes
  • Can increase the life expectancy of your existing roof

Why Hire Certified Roofers in Cornwall

Our highly skilled roofing pros at Special Roofing are familiar with all the local building codes and take pride in their first-class workmanship. Once you give our efficient Ottawa roofers a call, we will inspect your existing roof, assess the problems, and provide you with a free quote.

Hiring us to do the job can save you valuable time and money, and you’ll never need to worry about your roof.

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