Here’s the backstory. We have a crew here currently roofing our house.
It’s an old 1890s house, so when they tore off everything, we basically had rafters for a roof. They tarped it and then left for three days. During those three days, the tarps blew off multiple times, it snowed/sleeted directly into the attic for several hours. They came back to nail the tarp back on. (Part of it blew off again in the night) The next day all the snow and ice on the tarps was melting into the attic. We couldn’t get ahold of them, and it was a really nice warm day, so not sure where they were. The insulation in the walls got really wet and there’s some water damage to the plaster in one of the rooms.
That was their first three day break.
They came back and most of the roof is completely done now, but half of the front is not done at all, still the tarp and rafter situation. It looks like they tied their harnesses to the boards up there. This is the second day of this break and it’s going to get really cold tomorrow, negative temps. We can’t get ahold of them again. It was nice yesterday and is nice today (upper 30s).
What should the next steps be? Assuming they ever finish. We’re going to have to replace insulation in the walls, do mold mitigation and repair the water damaged room. (Maybe more? We haven’t taken the tarps off the stuff in the attic yet since the roof is still not done). Do we have a contractor quote us for repairs and then charge the roofers? Or take that amount out of our second payment?
Someone I talked to at the roofing company said that the roofers are liable. I think they might have subbed out this job. Lucky us.