We are having our first home built for us by a builder.
They finally got the shingles on the roof, but I went to look at them today, and they are visably two different colours. One is a chesnut verigated roofing and the other is more of a flat federal brown.
I went to the office to question this, and they said they would call the builders and find out what’s going on. I am very concerned.
First off, why didn’t a supervisor see exactly what I saw when I was only on-site for 15 minutes tops? Why would roofers put two different kinds of shingles on a house at all, knowing that they wouldn’t look the same?
That aside, I am asking that they replace everything, from the felting to the tar paper and the shingles. They want to shingle over it, but I know that in 15 years when I go to redo the roof, I’ll have to pull everything off and it will cost three times as much than if they can just put on new shingles. I need an opinion on whether that is too demanding, or if I am right to demand that they start over. Likely this will delay my house another two weeks, and will pretty much seal the fact that I won’t have my house by Christmas, but this is my first home… something I have scrimped and saved for. I want it to be my first and only home.
I’m so upset about the whole thing, and it really makes me wonder what else they are not catching… But what should I reasonably expect from the roofing? Should I be worried, or does this happen more often then people realize?