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Roofer would not provide warranty

I paid a contractor who advertises that he is a roofer, contractor, etc. I did not choose him however my Insurance Company did?? HuH?? Wonder about this relationship? Well he received over $14000 for a roof repair which was more of a rebuild. When he completed the job I asked for the pictures that I did demand of pictures of the work before and after he was done. He stated that he forgot to take them. Unfortunately I am afraid of the height so I needed to rely on him. The next thing that I did request was a roofing certification which is very common in the industry. It is nothing more than a warranty for the work they have done,. He refused giving the reason that he only repaired/replaced half of the roof. I insisted that he charged $14k to do this work and a warranty was certainly in order for the half of roof he did. In the past I have received warranties for 1 yr for roofers who have just completed repairs. I did not hire the contractor so I could not hold payment so I ended up with nothing more than a roof that is severely leaking at this point. Everyone is passing the blame and no one is offering to warranty the work at all.

Advice:
In your proposal when it is drawn up be sure that the roofer. contractor is contracting to supply you with a warranty for whatever work that he is doing. As I stated that even if he is just doing some flashing in the corner of the roof then he should present you with a warranty for that work for a minimum of one year. Everyone warranties their work today even if it if for six months. No one does a job that has a significant cost behind it and does not want to warranty at part of it. Car mechanics even will give you thirty days on their work. This is terrible. There is a big reason I think that he operates under so many different names.

Zip Code:07980