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Roofing troubles

FoolproofFoolproof thats what my hearts becomein that place you dare not look staring back at youRegistered User regular
edited June 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
My girlfriend hired a guy to re-shingle her roof. He is licensed and insured. We live in Indiana.

The inspector failed the work due to ventilation issues. Repeated contact has informed the roofer and he has said he will fix the problem but it has been a few weeks now with nothing happening. There is also some work where the shingles are not laying flat and have rippled a bit but this was not a problem for the inspection.

What would the next step(s) be to take. Do we register a complaint with the city based on the liscense?

Do we contact another roofer to do the work and send the bill to the original roofer and mention our willingness to go to small claims court?

Where does his insurance figure in to all of this?

Will the inspector fine us for being out of code compliance and if so at so point in time can we expect to hear back from them?

Thanks for any information or advice you have to offer.

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    LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Have you paid the first roofer yet?

    Have you given him a copy of the inspection report?

    Has he given you a date by when he will fix the roof? If not, ask for one, be firm.

    Do not get another roofer to fix the work, as you will find it very difficult to get the money off the first roofer.

    If, after agreeing a deadline, and his failing to meet in, then offer to a) go public; b) register a complaint, and c) sue, but only if you are prepared to do so.

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    KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Have you paid the first roofer yet?

    Have you given him a copy of the inspection report?

    Has he given you a date by when he will fix the roof? If not, ask for one, be firm.

    Do not get another roofer to fix the work, as you will find it very difficult to get the money off the first roofer.

    If, after agreeing a deadline, and his failing to meet in, then offer to a) go public; b) register a complaint, and c) sue, but only if you are prepared to do so.

    I'd skip a), since it won't do much good. But you should easily be able to bring a complaint against him with the licensing board. They usually don't like it when contractors fail county inspections. You should also see if there's anything in the county/city rules regarding uncompleted/failed inspections. Some places consider those to be the responsibility of the main contractor or GC and not the homeowner.

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    JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'd go ahead and file a Better Business Bureau complaint too. Some companies don't give half a shit about their BBB rating, and some care a lot. If you happen to be lucky enough to be working with one of the latter, you'll probably end up with guys back on your roof within a day.

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