The integrity of one’s roof dictates the integrity ones entire home, as it is the home’s first line of defense against weather and nature’s conditions. A majority of rodent infestations enter the home through openings in a home’s roof, not to mention that an improperly laid roof could lead to exorbitant fees in repairs for water damage to the structure of a house. Though there are plenty of guides available to those willing to re-shingle their own homes, the process should be left up to a skilled professional who knows all about re-shingling roofs. It is a wise investment to hire a professional, as the process could wind up costing you more as DIY operation more than hiring a professional due to mistakes and improper technique.
Hiring a professional insures proper materials will be used and the shingles will be laid in a proper manner. Unless you are willing to foot the cost of pest control and possibly having to rebuild a portion of your home due to advanced weathering from improper protection, hiring someone who is both licensed to perform shingle roof repairs and has the proper experience to provide these services is both sensible and frugal.