This Spring we had our roof done in Canada. I asked the contractor to follow the specs on the shingle package, he said no problem. Roof installed, excess of 200 nails 1/4" off roof deck ( he said their guns were causing problems), nails through the shingles, overlapping shingles, no underlayment over 1/2 the roof, on and on. They ended up tearing it, replacing materials and hubby and I did it.
We have a place in WI , ended up with hail damage so … I looked for a contractor GAF certified, good reviews, claim to have superior standards. Job done, no drip edge?, ice and water doesn’t even cover the osb completely, felt paper not removed completely ( no biggie in areas where ice & water is not), they didn’t even replace the step flashing or dormer flashing although they were paid for it, I am seeing areas today where they have a cut piece against a manufactured edge, these pieces are overlapping instead of butting, nails through the lower part of the step flashing, the starters are not installed as per manufacturer specs, not enough nails on roof edges , i seen nails overdriven, etc. etc.
So … what difference does it make to find a certified contractor?
The roof is 47 square. The contractor was paid just over $20,000 to do the job … was that a fair price for a reasonable job?
Am I expecting too much?
All I wanted was a roof installed to shingle package specs.
Not sure what my rights are but I am frustrated that I hired a GAF certified contractor and the job is still not done right.