When it comes to having some roofing work done on your home, you’ve likely faced the dilemma of what kind of professional you should hire: a handyman or a contractor. While some people don’t think there’s any difference between the two, this isn’t actually the case. In fact, there are a few key differences that sets roofing contractors apart from handymen.
If the work you need done on your home is a large scale project, such as a siding installation, it’s likely that you need a contractor to get the job done. This is because such projects require specialized training, equipment, a large crew, the appropriate licenses and a permit to get the work done. Hiring the wrong person for these kinds of jobs, on the other hand, can result in costly mistakes that can be difficult to rectify.
On the other hand, if the repairs you need aren’t large scale, then a handyman is the best person for the job. Simple repairs, such as replacing a few shingles or repairing damaged gutters and downspouts, are usually done by handymen instead of contractors. Doing so will also help you save around 20% to 40% in repair costs. While some handymen may have licenses, they don’t necessarily need a large amount of time, a crew or specialized equipment to get the job done.
Turn to Safe Harbor Exteriors for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of wood shake roof and roof repair services. Give us a call at (913) 800-6181, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Kansas City, Shawnee and other nearby areas.