Introduction: A dormer re-roofing project is a significant investment in your home’s longevity and appearance. When facing such a project, one of the first decisions you must make is whether to tackle it as a DIY project or hire a professional roofing contractor. In this blog post, presented by Keyworth Roofing Repairs, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of DIY and professional dormer re-roofing to help you make an informed choice.

DIY Dormer Re-Roofing:


Cost Savings: One of the primary reasons homeowners consider DIY re-roofing is to save on labour costs. You won’t need to pay for professional labour.

Hands-On Experience: If you’re a seasoned DIYer with roofing experience, you may have the skills to complete the project effectively.

Control: DIY projects allow you complete control over every aspect, from materials selection to scheduling.


Safety Risks: Roofing can be dangerous, especially for those without proper safety equipment and training. Accidents can result in serious injuries.

Inexperience: Even experienced DIYers may not have the specialised knowledge required for roofing projects, potentially leading to mistakes or subpar workmanship.

Time-Consuming: Roofing is time-intensive, and DIYers may find the project takes longer than expected.

Warranty Issues: Manufacturers may require professional installation for warranty coverage so that DIY roofing may void warranties.

Professional Dormer Re-Roofing:


Expertise: Professional roofing contractors have the experience and knowledge to ensure a high-quality, durable result.

Safety: Professionals prioritise safety, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

Efficiency: Roofing contractors have the tools and manpower to complete the project efficiently.

Quality Materials: Contractors have access to premium materials and can provide recommendations based on your specific needs.


Cost: Hiring professionals does come with a labour cost, which can be higher than a DIY project.

Limited Control: While you can provide input, professionals will handle most decisions, which may limit some control over the project.

Conclusion: The decision between DIY and professional dormer re-roofing depends on your skills, resources, and comfort level with such projects. A DIY approach could be feasible if you have roofing experience, access to the necessary safety equipment, and the time to commit to the project. However, if you’re uncertain about any aspect of the project, hiring a professional roofing contractor is a safer and more reliable choice.

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This is a photo of a dormer window which has just had some repairs carried out where the roof and the dormer meet. Works carried out by Keyworth Roofing Repairs

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