Hello guys, our tile re-roof has finally been completed, after many delays getting the tile and a whole lot of other BS.
I have a question on how to handle some damage caused by the roofer. We have a flat roof on the back of our house that was included in the re-roof. They tore the roof off in September (during rainy season here in SW Florida). The day they tore the roof off, they didn’t get my lanai flat roof dried in properly.
That night we had a bunch of rain and it backed up under the first layer of peel and stick underlayment and caused water to come in on 40x4 feet of lanai drywall ceiling. I punched holes in the ceiling to let the water drain out, and called my roofer. He came out and looked at it the next day and said he would take care of it. That was back in September. Since then the drywall has started to sag and has left a mess of the ceiling.
Yesterday the roofer came out to get his final payment. I owed him a little over $6200.00, he handed my a bill for $7500.00 that included the wood replacement. I am 90% sure he didn’t use as much wood as he charged me for, but that is a moot point. I then told him we needed to talk about fixing the lanai ceiling. So we walked out and looked at it, he reluctantly suggested to knock off $500.00 to replace five sheets of Ã‚Â½ inch sheet rock. I was not thrilled with that amount. I would either have to find someone to come in remove and dispose of old ceiling. hang, tape, mud, texture and paint the replaced sheets or do it myself. The supplies alone would run half the $500 amount when you start adding things up. Anyway, I told him I would have to get some estimates and handed him a check for $6,000.00. I have lots of pictures and even some video of the water pouring out of the ceiling when it rained.
On his contract it states that any non payment will release him from his warranty. I certainly donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want that. I have enough proof that the damage was caused by him to bury him in small claims court if need be, I just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want it to come to that. But from the estimates I have received there is no way $500.00 is going to cut it, even doing the work myself.
Thanks for your time!
If anyone can tell me how to post pics, I will be happy to.