I’m not in the trade, I just found out, now that my roof is failing, that my roofer from 17 years ago did a roof that is probably not warrantable from the beginning. My questions regarding suing the original roofer (after 17 years), or possibly filing a complaint with the state.
For reasons that lead to a me calling in a roofing inspector I recently recently received the following report from the company engineer.
Sit back with a a beer, and recoil in horror…a note: the roofing company is listed as top in the area …The roof is Certainteed Shingles 30 year Warranty–on paper . The job is so bad, the company maybe could take a hand in this. The engineer says the roof has 0 years, 0 months Life expectency. =
“Upon inspecting the roof system on your home, we found numerous issues with the installation. Some of these items are shown in the photo documentation; the photos only show examples not all the problems. They include improper flashing details, improper flashings, improper nailing, exposed nails, improper shingle installation, improper installation of pipe collars and the addition on the rear of home is supported by 1x6s.
The problems with this installation can void the manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty states that the shingles must be installed in strict adherence to the installation instructions. This roof system is not installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions or to code. The shingles on the roof have been installed in a manner which - Damages the integrity of the roofing system (creates conditions in which the quality and performance of the shingle will be degraded over time due to improper installation, degradation includes the shingle falling off on its own, blown off by wind, and damage from other shingles and improperly driven nails. - Creates multiple leak points and increases the threat of damage to the home from water, ice dams, wind, and other threats Our recommendation is a complete removal and replacement of the roof system. By an approved contractor to manufacturer specifications/recommendations and building code.
We also recommend a structural engineer look at any structural issues you have on this home.”
So yes, I am considering the possibility of a law suit once the I get the structural engineer in. is there statute of limitations for poor / incompetent contracting?
I have to put on a new roof (obviously with a new company) but what are the options about sending the inspection to Certainteeded to find out if the Shingles are indeed still warrantied? And if the cause is the installation rather than just 17 years of year? I read of a law case about how Certainteed made a roofing company pay for a roof replacement because it was improperly installed. (A girl can dream)
Any comments? Suggestions? I’m not vengeful, but I don’t think I should be out thousands because a company had a ‘bad day’. PS for this next roof, I’m not paying that last bill until the roof inspector ans structural engineer clear all the work. I’ve learned my lesson.
Comments, suggestions, advice, appreciated.