Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Roofer on the way?

As you might recall, on December 22, 2006, our roof was leaking around the chimney (read my Getty started post). That same day I called the company that installed the new roof last spring and my contact said he’d be out after the rain stopped. The rain stopped days ago, but it wasn’t until today, January 2, that he called and promised (again) that he’d be to our house this Thursday, January 4.

So, here’s the tally thus far for those keeping score:
  • Two phone calls on our part; one after we first noticed the leak in late November and another on December 22

  • One call from him today after his hiatus

  • Three promises from him to come and take a look at the problem

Due to the lingering holiday spirit, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. If he doesn’t show up on Thursday, I’ll have to see if I want to use this platform to drag him through the mud. I certainly hope it doesn’t come to that, because (A) I’m not that kind of person and (B) I was really impressed with their roofing company up to this point.

With that being said, the leaks around the chimney on a brand new roof are a little disheartening. When that job was complete, I thought we would be safe from worrying about that roof for a couple of decades. In reality, we’re frustrated eight short months later, especially since there wasn’t a leak around the chimney leading into the project.

More to come, I’m certain.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear you're having such a problem! Did you haver this leak before the new roof was installed, if not, it's most likely improper installation of the chimney flashing or improper fastening procedures of the roof shingles around the chimney (nails exposed in flashing).

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