It’s excellent to drive yourself and learn a new skill during the quarantine period. In doing so, keep yourself occupied and improve your perspective on life and our current global situation. However, if you want to save yourself time, money, and headaches, avoid doing DIY roofing at all costs. Even if your roof’s condition seems dire without roofing consultations, it’s better to avoid touching it and using simple repairs or workarounds for its flaws.

We highly advise this as experienced and dependable Littleton, CO roofers. If your professional roofers installed it, they had the qualifications from manufacturers to do so. In turn, your roof has both decades or even a lifetime of the warranty. However, your professional roofer’s labor warranty has most likely expired if your roof is more than five years old.

Manufacturers only trust well-educated and certified roofers to install their products. If homeowners or other disqualified roofers attempt repairs or replacing it with their products, it will void their lifetime warranty. This fact remains true even if you or your disqualified roofer repairs and restores the roofing material efficiently.

Therefore, if you’re planning to repair or replace your roof on your own, be aware that you’re going to have your product warranty void. Roofing Southwest has a great list of warranty-breaking actions you should know. If you need excellent and certified roofing repairs, you can trust Ropa Roofing for all your needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you!

It’s important to read your particular warranty for specifics, but here are five things that will commonly turn a warranty into useless scraps of paper:

Improper Installation

First, improper installation of the roof can and usually will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Roof manufacturer’s usually have very specific directions about installation, and if not followed, their products will not perform as advertised. If you’ve picked a less-than-responsible roofer, it’s likely that they will not be following the manufacturer’s instructions. Worse, they probably won’t be around when you ask them to fix the problem. It’s critical to choose your roofer carefully. Look for a company that has been in business for years, that is licensed, bonded and insured, and whose references you can check.

Roof Perforations

Once you start punching holes in your roof, whether you are installing antennas, satellite dishes, skylights, solar panels, or even HVAC units, your warranty may no longer be valid.

Does this mean you can’t install ANYTHING on your roof? No. It simply means you should work with your roofing contractor to coordinate any roofing projects that you might want to undertake. This way, your roofer can ensure your roof and your warranties (both with his company and with the manufacturer) remain intact.

Do keep in mind that some skylight or solar panel contractors might offer a warranty that covers at least part of your roof, but it is still better to consult your roofer to ensure you are following whatever specific measures may be required to keep your warranty. (Continued)