Can someone explain about the TCI Roof Consultants company?

I haven’t spoken to them yet, but I was referred to them by GAF to do an inspection and report about my recent roof job that went bad. I’m just wondering if anybody knows what they actually can do for me and if they are worth the cost I may have to pay them?

(I’m suing my roofer and hoping this outfit can help me as a witness to the court)

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[quote=“joe1959”]I haven’t spoken to them yet, but I was referred to them by GAF to do an inspection and report about my recent roof job that went bad. I’m just wondering if anybody knows what they actually can do for me and if they are worth the cost I may have to pay them?

(I’m suing my roofer and hoping this outfit can help me as a witness to the court)

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Do you mean RCI, which is the Roof Consultants Institute?

If so, RCI is a good ol’ boys club out of North Carolina, and they can hook you up with “consultants” throughout the U.S. that are willing to pay them their annuals fees. Personally, I never joined RCI because I never felt the need to. Especially since I’ve had several of their RRC (registered roof consultants) come to me for advice on roofing.

That’s who is coming over to check the job at my house tomorrow, but I think he’s called an RRO… ?

Anyhow, one guy I spoke to charges $150 an hour to prepare a statement for the court. The guy I settled on charges a $300 fee, so I went with him.

I hope I’m not throwing my money away, but there is so much about this job that isn’t right I don’t see how I could lose in court. My only worry is that the contractor who did the work is an LLC… :roll:

We used to be members of RCI but for reasons similar to what Cerb has stated we droped out of it. We don’t need to be a member in order to provide profesional consulting services.

[quote=“joe1959”]

That’s who is coming over to check the job at my house tomorrow, but I think he’s called an RRO… ?

Anyhow, one guy I spoke to charges $150 an hour to prepare a statement for the court. The guy I settled on charges a $300 fee, so I went with him.

I hope I’m not throwing my money away, but there is so much about this job that isn’t right I don’t see how I could lose in court. My only worry is that the contractor who did the work is an LLC… :roll:[/quote]

RRO is a Registered Roof Observer, and they may or may not be good at what they do. It is kind of like being a private in the Army, RRO is the lowest rung on the totem pole.

Since you are taking it to court, I don’t know if it is advisable or not, but I would love to see some photos if you can share. Maybe even if you just link me up with them via PM. I was a roofing consultant for 20 years before recently getting out and going into contracting. I still do some consulting, but not like I used to do. If nothing else I may can confirm what the RRO has to say, though nothing beats being there in person.