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DIY Roofing Repairs: Pros and Cons

DIY Roofing Repairs Are Rarely a Good Idea

Year after year the severe weather we face in Dayton, Ohio takes a toll on your roof. Exposure to strong wind and heavy snow in the winter and extreme sun and high temperatures in the summer can affect your roof. Whether you own a home or manage a commercial property, roof maintenance can be pricey. The costs associated with repairing a roof make DIY roofing repairs tempting. But while you may think you’re saving money by handling your own repair, you may end up paying for it later on. 

JW Roofing has been in business for over 35+ years. During this time we have seen the dangers of DIY roofing repairs! We have seen firsthand the setbacks that do-it-yourself roofing can cause. These are just a few of the risks associated with DIY roof repairs that come to mind: 

1. Safety risks

Safety is the number one risk associated with DIY roofing projects. While you may be handy around the house, it is important to remember the benefits of a credible roofing contractor. A professional will be familiar with safety procedures, best practices and the rules and regulations associated with a repair or replacement. With the number of roofing contractors in the Dayton area, there is no reason to handle a repair on your own. Minimize the risk of workplace incidents by getting in touch with a local, experienced and professional roofer.

2. Longer timeline, higher costs 

DIY roofing repairs will almost always take longer and potentially cost more than a project handled by a roofing professional. Teams like JW Roofing have mastered the roof repair and replacement processes, and they know how to work quickly and efficiently. They also have the proper training and tools necessary to complete the job. Take the added stress off of yourself by getting in touch with a professional to schedule an inspection.

3. Incorrect installations can happen

There are risks associated with someone with limited roofing experience attempting to handle a repair or replacement. Incorrect installation is much more common with DIY work. It is easy to damage a roof even further by trying to repair it on your own. Ease yourself of the stress by contacting a professional.

4. Issues with insurance and warranties

DIY roof repairs make working with insurance and claiming warranties difficult. If an insurance company finds out that your repair was done on your own, it is likely they will deny your claim. The same goes for your warranty. When roof repairs or installations are not handled by a professional, there is a higher risk of error. Your warranty on shingles can be voided if you handled the job yourself. 

Don’t cut corners—hire an expert! 

Hiring a professional roofing contractor is the way to go to keep your home in the best shape. Professionals have the knowledge, experience and expertise that you may not. So, what are the benefits of hiring a JW Roofing professional?

  • Skilled craftsmanship: We hire the best of the best. You can rest easy knowing our professionals have the experience needed to get the job done correctly.
  • Years of experience: JW Roofing has been around for over 35 years. As a family-owned business, we treat our customers like family.
  • License and insurance: At JW Roofing, we are properly licensed and insured. 
  • Quality service: We are an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, which means we were selected based on customer service, reliability and professional craftsmanship. Owens Corning only works with the best of the best!

Contact JW Roofing for a repair team you can trust

When it comes to your roof, be sure that any repairs or replacements are done correctly by hiring a JW professional. When you work with us, you can expect nothing but the highest quality of service and workmanship. Fill out our contact form and one of our professionals will be in touch with you soon! 

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