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Roofing: Do it Yourself or Hire a Contractor

Should you undertake your own roofing job? Today, many people are choosing to take on their own home improvement projects in order to save money. In many cases, home improvement projects can be completed by the studied novice. However, some projects are too precise or dangerous to attempt without a contractor. Roofing is a project that lies between these two extremes. Whether or not you should hire a roofing contractor depends on your experience and skills.

Benefits of DIY Roofing

DIY roofing is certainly cheaper than hiring a contractor. According to Costhelper.com, the cost of a new roof runs between 11,209 and 17,000 traditionally, with roofs costing as much as 25,000 when they are crafted with designer materials. When you hire a contractor, this price increases significantly. Additionally, completing your own roofing project ensures that the roof is installed your way-from the materials that you want to the quality you need. Additionally, when you install your own roof, you can do it in your time.

Benefits of Hiring a Contractor

However, roofing isn't painting a kitchen. It's complex, so complex that nationally syndicated columnist Tim Carter remarks that books on roofing often leave out important steps. In addition, Carter argues that cost of hiring a contractor might not be much greater than the cost of DIY roofing. In addition, hiring a contractor is often safer than doing it yourself unless you have experience and skills related to roofing.

Like any home improvement project, roofing can be done either on your own or with the aid of a contractor. Deciding which step is right for you has to do with your background and experiences. No matter what you do, remember that physical and financial safeties are both very important parts of this process.

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