Considering the current COVID-19 crisis, many Central Coast homeowners are taking matters into their own hands and delving into some DIY home improvement.
Although you can easily strap on your toolbelt for many DIY projects, on Central Coast roofing is the one project best left to professionals.
But, we know that won’t stop a determined Aussie.
So, to help you keep safe, here are four disastrous DIY mistakes you want to avoid.
#1 Working On Vents And Chimneys
Tampering, repairing, or creating chimneys, vents, or ports is always best left to the professionals. When it comes to ripping a hole in your roof to make space for one or fiddling with one that’s already there, there’s no room for trial-and-error.
DIY roofers often improperly choose, install or repair vents, allowing heat to build-up over time. This silently causes extensive damage to your roof and upper ceilings over time.
Faulty chimney damper repairs can result in smoke seeping into your home. Even chimney cleaning can cause costly problems, like a build-up of creosote and soot bursting into your living room and covering your furniture.
#2 Repairing Or Installing Skylights
Unless you have experience installing windows, skylights are a simple way to end up in a DIY disaster. They create weak spots in your roof that are prone to leaks if improperly installed or repaired – and your ceiling, roof, and rooms could pay the price.
When it comes to ripping a hole in your roof to make space for one or fiddling with one that’s already there, you need the help of a professional. You don’t want to compromise its structural integrity!
#3 Looking For Leaks Under Roof Tiles
Please, for the love of all things good in this world, do not lift roof tiles to look for leaks. You can easily break the sealant between each layer that keeps them watertight and leak-proof.
Rather, try to locate the source of the leak by looking for water damage, mould, and damp patches around the interior and exterior of your home.
#4 Power Washing
It’s no secret that power washing is a satisfying cleaning solution, but it’s a DIY-don’t for most roofs.
Power washing can loosen shingles and roof tiles, degrade their granular surfaces, and reduce their lifespan. For metal roofs, you can easily damage the paint and protective membranes!
When you need roofing work done for any of the above, you’ll need the help of our professionals on Central Coast roofing.
That’s where Hunterline Roofing comes in.
Rain, shine, or COVID-19, we’ll be at your door and up your roof ASAP. No matter the problem, we’ll ensure you and your family are protected for a lifetime.
Got a DIY disaster on your hands? Call us!