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Old 07-12-2013, 10:38 AM   #16
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It may not "hurt" the fascia but it will allow water to run down between the gutters and the fascia leaving black marks every time it rains.

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #17
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Bringing up a law suit probably wouldn't be wise, unless the contract states exactly what is to be done, and they did not do that. What I see is just plain improper install techniques. They used the materials they said the would correct? If they did a law suit will be a waste of time and money for you.

Find a different contractor to fix it correctly and use the money you would be spending on an attorney on fixing it properly.

Chalk it up to a lesson learned. Next time check references, visit jobs the contractor has done before, and never pay 100% for a incomplete job.

It may not hurt to leave it like it is, it is not right, or good, lots of things can happen long term when your dealing with water/moisture.

In a industry where X amount down is the norm, I/we will not work with other contractors like that, if we sub something out, Masonry, shingles, HVAC, they get paid either on total job completion, or once their work is done and up to our satisfaction.

On the rare occasion we will pay for materials bought for the job, but labor ect is with held until it's completed to our satisfaction. If the contractor doesn't have the cash reserves to put up front either they are in a tight spot or haven't been around long enough. To me it shows a healthy business. We only will ask for any type of payment before work begins if the customer has had problems in the past or there is some other known situation.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:00 PM   #18
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I made some calls and found a contractor that had a similar opinion. He gave me the number of their regional GAF guy, and he said he could look at it.

As soon as I can get a hold of this contractor that I'm working with now I'll figure my next steps depending on whether he does the right thing or not.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #19
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They actually took the time to make that lousy flashing, that particular way, knowing THEY were also going to install gutters.

Odd that they didnt get either of them right.

Trying to defend that makes it even worse.

If they got this wrong then i have to wonder about the quality of your roof installation.

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