Hi all. In a fix, looking for advice…
I recently paid a local roofing company (big name, fairly well known in the area) to replace the roof on my 1200sf house, and both covered porches.
I knew going in that there was water damage and rot in both porch roofs. We agreed (and the contract specified) that any decking repairs would be at additional cost.
Once the shingles were torn off, they informed me that I would need 30 sheets of plywood to repair the damage. It was more than I expected, but I knew it had to be done.
I agreed, they finished the job and left, leaving their dumpster in the driveway for later pickup. I couldn’t help but notice that there was no rotten wood in the dumpster. Certainly not the 1,000sf they had supposedly replaced.
So, I removed the ceiling to inspect. And sure enough, I can see my nice new plywood peaking through the rotted holes in my old plank deck, that they never removed. As a bonus, the rest of the roof is rock solid. It didn’t need to be replaced at all, they just layered it all (and charged me extra) so it would be level with their cover-up.
I took pics and emailed the company, they called back and said it was fine. They offered to climb up and cut off the ugly parts so it would look nicer.
So, is this job as bad as I think? Does it need to be torn off and redone? And if so, how do I convince/force them to do it, while they say “it’s fine?”
Thanks for any help!