Roof repair – should I do this myself?

If you search for roof repair online you get lots of hints and tips about how to inspect for possible roof damage and then how to repair a leaky roof. There are over 100,000 videos listed on YouTube for roof repair.

What most, if not all, of these do-it-yourself roof repair articles fail to mention is that the first step in repairing a roof is getting onto the roof! This should only be attempted by someone with experience in walking AND working on a roof. Of the 617 fatal falls in 2009 over one third involved falls from roofs or ladders (link to University of Minnesota article here).

Yes – it might be potentially less expensive to repair your own roof – but at what long term cost? Click on the video below to hear the expert opinion of Mike Keller.