With the price of a new roof constantly rising, many people are thinking of breaking out the hammers and ladders to build a new roof themselves. But is this really the type of project homeowners should try to tackle on their own?

The roof is one the most important systems of the home’s structure. A roof needs to be aesthetically pleasing and, more importantly, able to protect everything else in the home. By not using a professional roofing company, a DIY roof project could result in an unstable roof, at a higher cost than anticipated.


Roofing materials you can purchase at big box stores, like Lowes and Home Depot, are, for the most part, not professional quality. That’s why you won’t find most of the brands sold there at the professional supply houses. A licensed roofing company, like Thomas Roofing & Restoration, has access to the best products needed for creating a long-lasting, durable roof.


Along with the materials, homeowners generally don’t own the tools necessary to install a roof. By purchasing these tools for one-time use, the cost of the project becomes increasingly high. Because they use them daily, professional roofers already have all the tools they need to properly install a roof and the homeowner does not have to take on the cost of tools they don’t need.


In addition to tools and materials, most homeowners do not have the time to install their own roof. What a professional roofer like Thomas Roofing can do in a day would take the average homeowner a week to complete. By trying to fit time in after work and on the weekends, a DIY roofing project could end up taking several weeks, leaving the house susceptible to damage in the meantime.


The most important thing a homeowner lacks when it comes to install a new roof is experience. Thomas Roofing & Restoration has over 20 years of experience in roofing, and will be able to provide a much higher quality roof than the average homeowner.

Trying to save money on the front end by replacing a roof themselves can end up costing a homeowner much more in the long run, and they’re likely to end up with a mediocre roof. By using a professional roofing company, your roof will be made with quality materials, constructed durably and completed in a timely manner.

If you are looking for a professional, quality roof, call Thomas Roofing & Restoration today at 501-804-6934 or fill out our Contact Form to get started.

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