This is my in-law's home. Had a bad repair job about 10 months ago. Roof
leaked after the first rain. Company refused to answer phone or when they
did, lied about someone showing up to repair it.
I put a tarp over it and kept calling. Finally, roofer shows up with an
adjuster who said he could get them a new roof. They went along with this
plan. Never fixed the roof and now the city says to remove the tarp. I was
able to fix one area but the other is under a solar panel and there is a
small drip when running a hose over the area. My question is can I put a
drip pan to catch this water? I have access because the original leak
destroyed a 2 x 4 piece of the ceiling. I can actually see the small drip.
Would this water evaporate? We are in Miami.
I'm looking for a temporary solution so I can cover up ceiling because a/c
is going thru the roof. I told my mother-in-law I was going to take control
and contact better business and do what I have to do to get this problem
A little extra info:
1. Roofer never got permit......said didn't need one...........City requires
2. Contract says polyfoam and they used concrete to replace the tiles.
3. Adjuster's company name is very similar to roofers
4. My in-laws are 89 and 85 .....need I say more?
I'd appreciate any help in getting this problem solved.
Thanks in advance.
You have two problems. One is legal. I suggest that you contact a
legal professional to see what recourse you may have there. The good news
is that many locations offer free legal assistance for those in these kind
of situations. Check around at local senior citizen groups to see what may
The second problem is the roof. Water is very damaging to buildings.
"can I put a drip pan to catch this water?" Yes, but it will likely mean
additional damage, You need to fix the leak not catch the water.
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