Pro Roofing Work Vs. DIY Repair: Making the Right Choice

At Lone-Star Roof Systems, we work on different types of roofing problems across Texas. Recently, we looked at a roof in Andersen that was badly in need of a replacement. The roof was in such bad shape that the homeowners even had a hard time getting roofing companies to give them a quote.

Here’s how the roof looked when we inspected it:


The wood shakes were so old that they had holes in them. You can see light passing through the holes. As a temporary solution, aluminum baking pans were placed under the holes to catch leaks.


On the right side, there is a corrugated metal roof, which was improperly installed.

After the inspection, it was clear to us that this was a DIY project that didn’t go exactly as planned.

We understand that people prefer to repair their roofs by themselves thinking that doing so will help them save money. Although this may be true for some, it isn’t always the case for many homeowners. A failed DIY project may cost you even more on repairs and replacements in the future.

Avoid hassles and unnecessary expenses by letting licensed professionals handle your roof. Here are the benefits of having professionals do the job:

Knowledge and Experience

A roof repair may seem simple until you realize you need to do more than just patch up the holes. As certified contractors, we have been trained to evaluate and repair different types of roofs. Regardless of the material you used for your residential roofing in Houston, Dallas, or Austin, you can be confident that we have the necessary knowledge and experience for the job.

Time and Money

Many roof repair projects take more than a day to accomplish. Without enough knowledge on the process, you may spend more than you should on supplies. You can avoid all these with the help of our contractors. We can give you a cost estimate and inform you of the materials needed for the job. Furthermore, we’ll provide a timeline so you know how long we’ll be working on the roof.

Safety and Warranty

Sufficient protection is one of the things you won’t have with DIY work. With licensed roofers like us, you won’t have to worry about unexpected expenses. We offer lifetime workmanship and labor warranties. As a GAF® Master Elite™ Contractor and CertainTeed Select Shingle Master Contractor, we also offer exceptional manufacturer warranties. Furthermore, we will work on your roof with care to reduce the chances of accidents.

No matter how simple a roof problem may seem, it will help to have a professional take a look at it. This way, you can decide whether you should do it yourself or leave the work to the pros.

If you need the help of Houston metal roofing specialists or roofers with knowledge on other types of roofing, contact us to schedule a consultation. We’d be glad to help you with your roofing problems.

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