Before launching into any DIY project and especially an undertaking that is as large and as risky as a roofing project, I want you to think again. You must have seen a great many You Tube overtures on how easy it is to attach those shingles and I do not want to argue with that since it really is that simple. The part of putting shingles is just one part of roof repair because you need to consider a lot of things like the size of your roof which can involve very tedious work, the type of roof your have which can make it difficult to work on, the tools that you need to invest in, and the risk of falling off the roof. There is a need to exercise discretion if you are going to make this your DIY project or not because you might, by the time you have already bought the materials and started working on it, find yourself quitting midways and finding it not worth the time and the effort.
Comparing experiences, most DIYers do not really have that experience which professional contractors have year of. Perhaps you are not an expert on roofs, so you will not really have any idea on the extent of work roofing repair will require. The reason why professional roofers are experts in the field because they have spend and continue spending hours of their time working with roofing contractors and this is why they have perfected their skills and they are able to know how long a roofing project will take. This is very important since roofing project are continuous projects which cannot be stopped or put on hold because it will affect the whole house. What is great about hiring roofing contractors is that they are licensed and also insured so that if any accidents or damages happen, they can rely on their insurance to take care of it. Roof repair is one of the causes of falling which is the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Accidents happen because of ladder use, power tools, electricity, noise, hazardous substances, and extreme temperatures which can cause serious illness. Professional roofers can also afford to invest much in tools and equipment because they will use this daily in their jobs but DIYers who invest in these tools will be wasting their money since they might be using these tools only once in their lifetime.
If you can save money of professional roofing since you are good at it, you will suffer from physical exertion since you will be alone and the job before you is a huge one. And if you make mistakes in the process, then you have just wasted your time and energy.