following this thread. I had a visit from the roofing company today. They feel it is not their repsonsibilty in notifying a homeowner if they see a structural problem or not. The owner told me they were hired to remove 2 layers and put a new roof with decking on. Which he felt they did to his companies satisfaction.
We looked at the reinforcement that passed an inspection for home purchase. He felt it was not exactly what he would have done if he did the work. He did not agree with the North side support system laying on a wall header in that section of the garage. He stated that he did not see any sagging that was caused by his work.
I tried to stress to him if it was brought to my attention by his workers I would have halted the decking until I could get someone to correct the possible problem. I did not want to upset him but wanted an open line of communication and understanding. I stated I was with the understanding that a bi-lingual speaking superviser was to be on the site daily. Unfortuantely it did not happen and even if the workers noticed the mentioned issues they couldn't speak english.
But that is a mute point with the contractor because he feels the roof is installed correctly. He said I could have a structural engineer make an inspection but they know code and not roofing. He also mentioned was this an issue because I was thinking of selling the house? I stated that was not in the near or future plans. If I chose to would it then become a sell repair issue or documented disclosure in the contract. I just put it simply, I want it like anything to be right and I didn't think this qualified as correctly installed.
So, the end of our conversation was left with you got a 5700.00 roof installed correctly that would be 11000.00 dollars in todays market. He said I could bring out an engineer and he would think they would agree with him. His only request was if I choose to do that please allow him to be present. Please, I hope I don't offend any folks here but I think sometimes, If you want it done right do it yourself. Again, no offense to anyone on this site.
I am now lost as to the my and the contractors reasoning for what I got as correct final roofing installation. I know their are more knowledgable roofing folks here but am I being unreasonable or asking to much? I will contact US Inspect and ask them to add some insite to this ugly North site of my garage roof. No offense to anyone but please feel free to advise me if I am being to rediculous in my thoughts and ideas regarding the matter.