Our homes can be considered as one of the most important places in our entire existence. There is no other place that can make you feel safe and secure while being comfortable and enjoyable. Our homes became our refuge when the times are tough. They are also places that we celebrate some of the most important events of our lives from weddings and birthday parties. There are a lot of memories that are formed in every household so count yourself lucky if you have one. Not everyone has family; some do not even have a roof over their heads. Always be grateful of the home that provided you with what you need. A home is never a home without a family.
Sentimentality aside, having a home of your own is actually a really important need. Having a house actually contributes to our need of safety and security. According to Abraham Maslow, we cannot improve ourselves if we have not satisfied our prior needs. For us to feel safe and secure, we need to fulfill our physiological needs like food and water. After which, as being secure is just a construct of the mind, we need to have a representation for that: a house. It protects us from the various elements and metaphorically grounds us to the location. Fulfilling this need takes us one step closer to self-actualization, the state of being a master of one’s own self and capabilities.
Now this time, let’s talk about one of the most important part of the house: the roof. Don’t get me wrong: each part is important unless you want an incomplete house. However, the roof covers the entire structure of your house. It doesn’t just protect you as an inhabitant. The roof is the first part of the house exposed to the blistering Australian sun or the heavy rains. It is also the first thing struck by lightning or rained down by hail. Without it, the inhabitants of the said house would probably be dead right now. It also supports the entire structure as it contributes to the stability of the walls. Otherwise, everything would already be falling down. Who does not want a roof for their house anyway?
However, even if we already know the importance of our roofs there are still a lot of people ignoring its maintenance or repair. One of their main reasons is the difficulty of maintaining the roof. You really need to make an effort to go to the top of your house and repair each and every shingle or slab. Also, you need to allot a certain period of time for repairs. The roof tends to be the most difficult part and people shy away from even repairing it. Since most of the time you cannot even see the whole thing, why would even care right?
Well, what happens when it leaks during a freak storm? You cannot just run around like a headless magpie and let it all rain down on you. When it comes to problems like this, you need an expert. Why not hire a roof repair company to fix your leaky roof? Yes, you can do it all on your own. However, here are some reasons that may deter you from doing so:
You probably do not have the right equipment.
Many families have tool boxes of their own stored somewhere in their house. It can be in the garage, the garden or underneath all the rugby gear your husband is hoarding right now. Nevertheless, it is a functional set with all the screwdrivers, hammers, pliers and many other tools. However, can these things fix your leaking roof? You would probably need to go to the store and buy a sealing concoction to apply on the damaged portions. If you are the one who is going to do it…
It can be a dangerous activity for you.
Fixing anything requires precision, accuracy, right amount of strength and prior knowledge of the material. If you do not have any of these attributes, then maybe you should stick to the side and let the experts do the work. Doing this task all on your own can be a learning experience, but you do not want that to be a painful one. You might break a leg literally. If you are not very confident with your skills, let others help you especially with complicated tasks like roof guttering repairs. If you want to do a full roof restoration, then maybe it is time to hire somebody. If you are worrying about the cost, remember…
Savings now might become medical bills later.
We understand that the times might be tough for all of us and we might not have enough money to go by. Even on our own needs, we sometimes fall short and feel like what we are earning is not enough for the family. However, if you insist on doing such a risky job without proper training or tools, then it might become a bigger problem and expense. Imagine the health costs even if you have insurance. Being incapacitated can also mean that you will lose work hours. That is not going to help your family at all. Please, be a dear and let the experts repair your leaky roof.
Hiring a roof carpenter might be an expense now, but it will save you from a whole lot of headaches later on. You can also enjoy your time with family and friends while not even worrying about the repairs. Think of it like an investment; you will see the results in the long run.