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Dealing with a Bad Roofing Job: What to Do Next

Dealing with a Bad Roofing Job: What to Do Next

Roofing projects for your home or business can feel overwhelming, confusing, and expensive, but with JW Roofing by your side, you can navigate these challenges with ease. These challenges quickly multiply if the completed project fails to meet your expectations. Some elements are out of our control, but what do you do if your roof is failing due to a bad roofing job?

If you suspect that your roof is in need of repair or replacement as a result of a bad roofing job, there are a few steps you can take to remedy the situation.

ceiling stain sign of a bad roofing jobUnderstanding the Signs of a Bad Roofing Job

The first step is to understand the signs of a faulty roof. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already completed this step.

Recognizing the signs of a bad roofing job is crucial for homeowners to prevent further damage and ensure the safety of their property. Poor roof installation can lead to various issues such as leaks, water damage, and structural problems.

Indicators of bad roof work also include missing or damaged shingles, improper flashing installation, sagging roof lines, and visible water stains on ceilings or walls.

Document All Roofing Issues

After you’ve noticed issues with your roof, it is important to take immediate action and prevent further damage to your property. The first actionable step after discovering a bad roofing job is to document the issues. Take photographs of the poor workmanship or damage as evidence for future reference. Be as detailed as possible with your photographs.

This is also a good time to review your contract with the roofing company. Look for information on warranties or quality workmanship guarantees. Professional roofing companies provide warranties for their workmanship as a standard practice.

Contact Your Original Contractor

Next, contact the roofing company or contractor who performed the work. Express your concerns and provide them with details and pictures of the problems you have identified.

A trustworthy contractor will be ready to acknowledge and fix any errors they made. This method not only ensures their accountability but also offers them a chance to resolve the problem at no additional expense to you. Hopefully, this is where your need for advice ends. If not, keep reading. 

When to Seek Outside Advice

If you are unable to resolve the issue with the original contractor, consider hiring a professional roofing company to assess the damage and provide a detailed report. A professional roofing inspector can provide valuable insights on what went wrong with the initial roofing job and recommend the necessary steps to rectify it. Their detailed assessment can help you understand the extent of the problem and prevent further damage to your property.

If you find yourself needing a second opinion on your roof, contact the friendly professionals at JW Roofing. As a local, family owned business, we take pride in our craft and complete every job with a satisfaction guarantee.

Taking Legal Action

While we are certainly not in a place to give legal advice, there are some final steps involving the law that you can take to rectify a botched roofing job. 

Legal options for addressing a bad roofing job can include filing a complaint with relevant licensing boards or consumer protection agencies, pursuing mediation or arbitration, or taking legal action through small claims court or hiring an attorney for more complex cases. These steps should only be taken as a last resort. 

Trust the Professionals at JW Roofing

Preventing future bad roofing jobs and ensuring quality workmanship starts with choosing the right roofing company. At JW Roofing, we make it easy to see why we’re Germantown’s first choice for home and business roofing projects.

With over 35 years of experience in the home improvement industry and 16 years since the establishment of JW Roofing, we are committed to delivering top-notch service and products that meet industry standards. Our expertise spans from roof replacements and repairs to home exterior restorations, guaranteeing that your project will not only meet but exceed your expectations. Book your appointment today!

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