You Can DIY Your New Roof But Why Would You?


We get it. Replacing a roof can be expensive. We even get why some think they can save a few bucks by replacing the roof on their own. But let us be the first to say, re-doing a roof is dangerous work. Let’s just point out the obvious, it’s high off the ground and you’re almost always at an awkward angle. Add in the moisture from the PNW and that can be cause for disaster, especially if your roof has any moss growing on it, which can become very slippery. But aside from the dangerous aspect, when you DIY your roof, you miss out on all of the manufacturers warranties that are available.

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) Data Center studied and reported that falls from roofs accounted for one-third of fall-related construction fatalities from 1992-2009. Which is why Achten’s takes OSHA regulations serious and requires all of our technicians and installers to be properly trained in safety.

When a homeowner decides to install a roof on their own, they are missing out on manufacturer’s warranties and guarantees. With Achten’s Quality Roofing and GAF, you can be covered for up to 50 years plus lifetime installation costs*. In the event that the shingles have a manufacturer defect or if there is an issue with workmanship, warranties can cover the entire cost of replacing or repairing the roof.

Quality Guaranteed
Hiring a GAF Master Elite Contractor lets you rest easy knowing that GAF, the leading manufacture of shingles, stands behind Achten’s Quality Roofing. With over 20 years under our belt, we know the roofing business. Our estimators and technicians are required to be factory-trained and up to date on the latest installation techniques to provide you with the best roofing service available.