Recently had an issue with a leak. All 3 quotes pointed out the same problem areas and all three came in between $1300-$1800 to fix. Problem areas were corners of the dormers, where it appeared the flashing might have been pulling up. Along with the quotes, they would check the whole roof and secure any shingles coming up, etc. Seemed pretty basic. Hired a licensed, insured and bonded guy to do the job. In addition to the dormers, the found a series of nail holes running up the roof where it appeared whatever they had filled the holes with failed.
Long story short, he did the job and I’m now horrified by how it looks. It appears he simply slapped tar all over our architectural shingles and flashing. Is this acceptable as a repair job? How could I possibly sell my house like this without replacing the shingles he slapped tar all over? He’s trying to claim that this is the proper way, and that he’ll come out and paint the tar to match the roof. I think that sounds crazy and is just covering a bad job instead of fixing it. I want to make sure I’m not crazy. Isn’t the proper way to lift the shingles and use roofing cement to plug the nail holes and reseal the shingle down? And what in the world did he do to my flashing?
Picture below. You can see the black covering the flashing/shingles in front of the dormer and the black spots covering the nail holes running up the roof.
Homeowner seeking help here.
Thanks for any advice.