Working at height

In today’s day and age of video tutorials and an abundance of expert advice available at the click of a button, it can be tempting to cut corners to save yourself time and money.

However, when it comes to roof repair you should really leave it up to the professionals. Why, you ask? Here are just a few reasons:


It goes without saying that repairing a roof will involve working at a significant height, so having the correct health and safety training is vital. Professional roofers receive training on which parts of the roof it is safe to stand on, and also know when and where to use the correct equipment.


The roof is a key element of a house’s outer aesthetic, so it’s important to make sure it looks good. Professional roofers are specialists in their trade so you can rest assured that they will leave it looking in great condition. On the contrary, doing it yourself could leave the roof in a poor condition, featuring non-uniform tiles or rippling shingles. Is it really worth taking the risk?


Professionals are insured to complete the repair work. You, on the other hand, are not. This means that if something were to happen while you were repairing the roof yourself, such as the roof collapsing, your home insurance would not cover the costs. It would therefore be your responsibility to fix and pay for the damage, which could lead to spending more money than it would have been in the first place.


While you may think that doing it yourself will save you money, it actually might not. Professionals are able to identify small issues that could progress into more serious problems down the line, sorting them out there and then. Doing it yourself could miss these potential issues, leading to more money being spent on fixing the problems down the line.

Hiring a professional will also provide you with a warranty for the work carried out, so you will be covered if there are any issues later on.

As a professional roofer, you will know better than anyone the importance of a strong and reliable roof ladder. Precipitous offer a range of ladders and scaffolding towers to suit your needs – whether that be as a roofer, window cleaner or any other trade. Take a look at the full range on offer here.