I hope someone has some knowledge of the law here. I had some work done last
year. I paid $916 to have baffles installed and insulation blown in. In
addition they ran my bath fan hose to a ridge vent and covered a gable
vent. The guy who came to do the estimate owns the company. He had a crew
do it. This was my first mistake.
Some of the baffles were installed in between rafters that had no soffit
vents and didn't require any, which doesn't hurt, but it is meaningless
extra work. The other problem is they weren't installed low enough so they
were really meaningless cause the soffit vents were blocked and the baffles
were not doing their job They actually blew insulation under the bottom of
the baffles which is the biggest no-no. After the work was finished , I
didn't go up there cause I didn't want to compress the blown in insulation.
It is a ranch with a low roof. I assumed it was done correctly cause I did
look through the hatch and saw the baffles and insulation.
One day I took out a soffit vent and noticed insulation there. I looked to
see where the baffle was and noticed it wasn't close enought to the soffit
vent to do it's job. This was the case with pretty much all of them. They
need to be lowered probably another 6 inches at least.
I had another guy come to check the work and he told me the baffles that
were used were garbage ( a very flimsy foam) and he would use the owens
corning baffles. He would hook up the bath fan hose to a box vent cause it
shouldn't be the way it is due to moisture. He would also cover the gable
vent and other box vent (I have 2) and reblow the attic to an R38 for
So, I went up there and installed new baffles myself. The good ridgid ones
that wouldn't rip when contacting nails from the roof. This was my second
mistake. I saw that it was a TIGHT spot that I would have to work in
throughout the whole attic area. This lead me to believe that these guys
(which were probably on the heavy side, I can't remember but there were 3 of
them I think ) could not get in there well. So I did it and did it correctly
and was very sore for the next day due to being in those positions for
hours. I am 5'10 and 180lbs.
I called the man back and told him what his crew did and he wants to come
back and see the work. I have been calling him for a long time. I don't know
if he was avoiding me , but he says he was injured. He is an old man.
I redid the work cause I wanted it done correctly. Now the attic has to be
reblown cause all the insualtion is moved around and compressed. I have not
had it reblown and was going to do this also. I figured I would give him the
chance to come down and take a look and see what he says. I think that if he
reblew the insulation, then I would be ok with it. I shouldn't have to spend
another $300 to do all this myself. But I have lost all patience and will
take legal action if he doesn't either reblow the attic or give me a partial
refund. I will also contact the BBB. What do you think my chances are before
i even contact my attorney?
If you want anything done right , you have to do it yourself. By the way, I
learned 2 important lessons from this. Always thoroughly check the work
before paying. Be hesitant to have the work done by a "crew" and not the
Thanks for all replies.