The Dangers Of DIY Commercial Roofing Repairs

The last thing a business owner or manager wants to see is a damaged or leaky roof. It´s not only bad for business but it could potentially lead to costly inventory damage or customer slips and falls. It is because of these types of concerns that business owners might opt for a quick DIY fix. Here are a few dangers with do-it-yourself commercial roofing repairs and how we can help you with them.

Should I DIY A Commercial Roofing Project?

The truth is that you could DIY a building project, but the question you should ask yourself is if you ought to when it comes to commercial roofing. First, insurance companies will not cover any financial losses should you install it yourself. Your staff may also make mistakes that will require a complete commercial roofing replacement rather than the initial repair it would have required.

Major Problems With DIY Commercial Roofing

  • Lack of Experienced Personnel

Inexperience is the reason for life lessons. We´ve all been there. When it comes to commercial roofing, it can also be the thing that teaches you a financial lesson because an inexperienced employee could inadvertently lead to bad decision-making and inaccurate judgments or repairs. Commercial roofing companies get it done affordably and properly.

  • Increased Risk Of On-The-Job Injury

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2020 there were 5,333 work fatalities, which equated to about 3.5 to every 100 American workers. Most of these were contributed to construction work, including roofing. Sending an inexperienced worker on the roof to make repairs is not only highly risky but several factors increase the likelihood of injury. On top of the cost of the repairs, a business may incur medical and recuperation expenses.

  • Additional Commercial Roofing Damage

Roof construction is complex, so it is easy for an inexperienced person to cause damage to structural components like tiles, sheathing, or flashing. When trying to make commercial roofing repairs, it is also possible that you might cause more damage, which increases the risk to interior components as well as increases the cost of making additional roof repairs.

  • DIY Cost v. Commercial Roofing Expenditures

Without the proper equipment and tools, a business will likely have to purchase them for DIY roofing projects. You´ll also likely have to purchase roofing materials at cost rather than at a professionally discounted rate. Moreover, one problem might lead to others, which will increase the DIY cost. Commercial roofing expenditures are lower in cost overall.

Why Commercial Roofing Experience Matters

Experience matters when it comes to residential and commercial roofing projects, which our North Shore Roofing specialists have built over the last thirty years. Not only will we provide an extended assessment to correctly diagnose the problem, but we will provide a fair estimate and answer any questions you might have about our commercial roofing repair or replacement recommendations.

Greater Boston businesses rely on our roofing expertise because we put them first. To learn how we can help you, call us at (978) 977-3816 or visit