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Poorly installed roof

Back in august of this year i had the roof of my house redone. the contractor did a horrible job missing tar paper ice and water barriers and starter roof in many areas of home. now he's demanding i pay him for a messy, lousy very poor job or he's going to take me to court. HELP!!! the roof leaks!!!
what are the proper codes and laws for massachusetts builders on roofing?

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Beware of people pretending to know what they are talking about regarding roofing. In Illinois we have certification so that you can be confident that your roofer is legitimate.

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My recommendations are:
(1) Ask another reputable professioanl roof contractor to inspect and proposed the correction needed and cost in meeting the current construction codes. Sometime you might get a free estimate and advice. You don't have to tell the new contractor about the disputes with the previous contractor. You just want this roof redone to meet the proper code and real professional roof works.
(2) Take the pictutes of the unprofessional jobs on your roof and some good example of proper roof works as comparison. The new contractor might be happy to take the pictures for you.
(3) After the above steps done, send those findings to the bad contractor and negotiate the remedies with register mail with a request to respond by 14 business days.
(4) If the communication is not success, bring all the proofs from step 1 to 3 before court for sue for breach of contract and seeking the fair judgement and compensation.
All you have done are protecting you as a reasonable person and your consumer rights. Hope this helps.

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You should call an ingenior to come and take a look at your roof , it will cost you a bit of money , but if he can state that your roof need to be redone again you should easily get a clean case in court

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Was this job done properly, and if not, then how really bad it is? I would rather hire the same person again, but not if the previous job is completely wrong ?


Some times new specs come into force. some things that were ok five years ago will not pass to day. can you get a gas inspector to check it over ? then go with his advice. It appears you have two Quotes , So why not get one from the person who installed it if you would rather him do the installation .

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1. Along with the quoted price, ask for references, ask about any current jobs they're doing and then drive by those jobs.

* There's a BIG variation in the professionalism among contractors so you want to find that sweet spot between price and quality of work.


2. If the site is an total pigsty; plants trampled, stuff strewn around, etc, you might not want them on your property.

* Your property should look like it did before they showed up, only with a new roof.


3. They should also give a warranty for roof leaks.

* If it rains, and you have a leak they should be there within a reasonable time.


4. Ask for proof of insurance. They must be insured & bonded

5. Ask the contractor how they will protect the landscaping.

* Most will make an agreement that any damage will come out of the final payment.


6. The contract should specify the materials used, a time-line for completion, and how payment will made & scheduled.

7. Make sure the contractor is insured and, if his employees will have access to your house, that they are bonded.

8. Once again, get references from the contractor.

* And check them.


9. Hire a roofing contractor that has a reputation in the community.

* Check with a local builder and ask who they recommend.


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FLO call a roofing contractor FAST .you have rotted sheeting that needs replaced and possibly rafters also .we had to re-roof our home 2 years ago and decided on a steel roof instead of the asphalt shingles that were on it since built .it will not be CHEAP either way .

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Probably not required unless an older home or low slope roof, but very easy and not expensive to do when re-roofing. When attics were poorly insulated snow would melt above the attic from heat lost from the house, then refreeze at the eave causing an ice dam. More melting water hits the ice dam then back up under roof shingles and felt paper.

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Basically water expands when it freezes (ice cube tray.. over filled ) so if there's any kind of leak the water penetrates.. feezes allowing it to migrate up under the materials and then as the warm air from inside the attic causes the ice to then melt. I'd call and find out what the deal is.. especially if this has been going on SINCE the new roof was installed....

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