This year we had our house painted by whom we thought was a reputable painting firm. As part of the painting, several small pieces of wood needed to be replaced at the house corners, due to rot concerns. The painting company said that they do this type of minor carpentry work, which also included getting under the drip edges to access the wood, remove, and replace.
After the conclusion of the painting job, I happened to notice that they had actually put nails *through* my new shingles in several places. In some areas the nails were under the preceding shingle (but still nowhere near the GAF nail line) but in others the nail was just put right through the shingle from the top, and there are even a few small holes that are quite larger than a nail diameter.
Yikes! Needless to say I am not happy and unfortunately the final payment has been made. Nevertheless, I intend to ask the painter to pay for the repairs. Coincidentally, we've noticed that a roof gas vent leaks a tiny amount in very hard rain, so I will need to get the roofing company (a GAF "Master Elite" company) to ensure that this solved. I intend to ask them to fix the painter's screw-ups too, and then I'll just forward that bill to the painter. If they balk, my lawyer is ready to help me and complaints will be made to the BBB and my state as well. I was mildly annoyed at the painter for being sloppy in some other aspects, but that was resolved and pales in comparison to holes in my brand new beautiful roof. :-(
Is this a good approach? Where there are holes in the shingle near the bottom of the roof near the edge, what is the proper way to repair it without making it worse? Help!
Thanks for any advice.