Can I Perform My Own Roof Repair

Hennessey Roofing Roof Repair in Colorado Springs, CO

One of the most common questions people ask us is, "Can I repair my own roof?" Unfortunately, the answer is almost always, "No!" This isn't because we want our customers to spend more money than they need to, or because we believe that we are the only qualified roofers in the world. We give this answer because we care about you, your family, your property, and your wallet. Below, we are going to cover the different concerns our team has when a homeowner tries to perform their own roof repair in Colorado Springs. Watch the video below or on youtube to learn more.

Voiding Product Warranty

Professional roofing contractors allow a homeowner to keep the manufacturer warranty after the install is complete. While some might argue that if the shingles are installed correctly, the warranty won't be needed, that is a shortsighted thought. Manufacturers produce large quantities of shingles daily, like most products on the market today. Hennessey Roofing trusts our suppliers and partners tremendously, but there are still occasions where a bad batch of shingles makes it to market and gets installed. This isn't great for anyone, including professional contractors. It's especially bad if the homeowner installed shingles themselves as this voids manufacturer warranties and can cause the homeowner to pay twice to fix a problem.

Professional Roofing Installation

Our team brings decades of knowledge to every roofing project we undertake. This means that, collectively, we have encountered nearly every problem possible when repairing a roof. Many homeowners are not experienced with removing and replacing shingles, flashing, waterproofing, or roof framing. Lack of experience often leads to homeowners beginning the repair process in a hurry to avoid the next storm and panicked when they realize they won't finish in time. Roofing-project related stress can be removed entirely by trusting a local, professional roofing company to repair your roof.

Insurance Companies Require Professional Repair

Many homeowners don't keep money lying around to take on major roof repairs and need to use their homeowner's insurance for these projects. Most insurance companies will not reimburse a homeowner for self-performing their roof repair claim. This, in large part, relates back to our first point that it often voids manufacturer warranties.


Lastly, and most importantly, Hennessey Roofing cares about the safety of our community. Slips, trips, and falls cause a majority of injuries during construction in the United States. These types of injuries can often be far worse from the height of your roof or even from the first step on a ladder. Hennessey Roofing has the required harnesses and personal protective equipment to stay safe while working on a roof. We also offer free roofing inspections to help keep homeowners from being on their roof if the roof is unsafe.

Our team understands that it may be tempting to attempt roofing repair work on your own. We also understand the financial concerns involved with working with a professional contractor. Hennessey Roofing does our best to mitigate these concerns and offers professional and stress free roofing service in Colorado Springs. Contact us today and let us handle your roof repair project! Check out this page on our site to learn more about roofing repairs!

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