Contractor Rips Roof From Wrong House and Leaves

TinkerTanker

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As someone that's done a fair share of roofing, I can tell you that most companies can't afford to pay for a new roof for a mistake like that. They're living job to job. I can imagine my old boss saying, 'oh man we messed up. I ain't touchin' that, let insurance handle it."
Not that that's right (you broke it, you fix it), but for a small roofing company it may be the only option.
 

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A company in Texas came up to us and said we had hail damage and it needed replacement. We filed a claim and it was approved and these guys put shingles on and they hung over the edge of the roof 6" -honest! They screwed up the furring trim by nailing shingles thru the strips. It was a literal Chinese fire drill without the Chinese. They put those metal valleys on and the wind caught them and bent the heck out of them and they still installed them.
When I complained and said the shingles aren't supposed to hang 6" off the edge, they offered to cut 5 inches off. I then registered a complaint with the home company in Texas and then sent a guy up and said the roof was manufactured with defects and said they'd get with the shingle manufacturer and see what they said. End result, the shingle company agreed they had a bad batch of shingles produced and they'd pay for a new roof.
My insurance company sent me a check and one guy was afraid to come by and pick it up and the flakey roofer that started the saga came by and picked it up. I signed it and he took the check and did not deliver it to the roofing company, he paid his workers and himself! I found from the home roofing company that he was in training and wanted to start his own roofing company and was getting the training on my house.
Never, never use an out of state company, I was too trusting and felt that others could be trusted. They can't.
 

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