Perhaps you should think carefully if doing a roofing repair project can be done oneself since if it involves the whole roof, it will be a very time and consuming and risky project. The reason why many feel they can do a roof repair project is because they have seen how easy it is to do in the YouTube videos that they have watched. The part of putting shingles is just one part of roof repair because you need to consider a lot of things like the size of your roof which can involve very tedious work, the type of roof your have which can make it difficult to work on, the tools that you need to invest in, and the risk of falling off the roof. You don’t want to quit in the middle of your DIY roof repair project, so even before you begin, think very carefully so you would not waste time, money, and effort.
When it comes to experience, most DIYers have none at all but professional roofing contractors are well experienced in this type of job. Depending on what field you are specializing, you might absolutely have no idea on the extent of work that it will require when working on roofs. Most roofing professionals spend hours upon hours working with other contractors, perfecting their skill and estimating the time it takes to finish the project. This in-itself is very critical since you cannot afford to shelve this type of project or put it on hold simply because there is something more important that you need to do. Apart from this advantage, they are also licensed and they carry a distinct insurance policy if in case a mishap happens. In the construction industry, the leading cause of death is falling and most of these are falling from fixing roofs. Accidents happen because of ladder use, power tools, electricity, noise, hazardous substances, and extreme temperatures which can cause serious illness. Professional roofers can also afford to invest much in tools and equipment because they will use this daily in their jobs but DIYers who invest in these tools will be wasting their money since they might be using these tools only once in their lifetime.
And even if you are good in doing roof repair and save money from hiring a professional, it can tax you physically since you need to go up and down the roof since, especially if you are alone, you can do only so much at a time. And if you make mistakes in the process, then you have just wasted your time and energy.