Can a handyman repair a roof?

October 26th, 2022

Roof repair is best done by a professional. However, it’s not always easy to determine who is fit for the job. For 2020, let us take a very close look at whether a handyman can repair a roof.


Small repairs

To start things off, a handyman can definitely handle small repairs on your roof. They don’t need any fancy tools, and there’s a good chance they already have everything at their disposal.

The next time your handyman comes over for a project, ask him or her whether they can take a look at your roof. It shouldn’t take long to diagnose, and they might even be able to fix it on the same day. You might even be tempted to try these repairs yourself and just want to consult your handyman for a second opinion.


Large repairs

On the other hand, a handyman probably isn’t suited for large repairs. These major repairs require a special skillset and toolset, and your handyman probably doesn’t have either of these.

This isn’t to say that they are at fault, but they simply specialize in other things. For these massive repairs, it’s in your best interest to call a roofing contractor. These contractors have the experience to handle all the flaws of your roof.



Last but not least, here are some examples of common roofing issues. When shingles blow off of your roof, your handyman can probably take care of these. Damage to the gutter system is another thing within their reach. However, reroofing the entire property is something that is out of their scope.

In addition, if your roof is composed of the latest materials and tech, you’ll probably need a roofing contractor. These compositions are difficult to deal with if you’re not familiar with the proper technique to disassemble and restore them.



This year, when all is said and done, a handyman can repair a roof in certain situations. You’ll have to assess what type of work is needed for your roof. If it’s appropriate, call up your handyman for a quick repair!


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About the author

Jack is the marketing manager at Shelter Construction. He runs the company Facebook page, blog, email marketing, and is the head of content creation. In his spare time, he can be found on the basketball court.

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