New Rubber Roof - staples underneath

Old 10-10-05, 09:33 AM
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New Rubber Roof - staples underneath

We had a contractor build a 16'X11' addition and it has a slightly sloped roof (approx. 3" slope for 11' distance). They installed OSB and then covered it with staples and tar paper because it was going to rain> Two days later they ripped of the tar paper (leaving most of the staples- half of which are sticking out at least an 1/8". They slopped the adhesive on and put the rubber roof right over the staples. The contractor says it's not an issue - even though we can see some spots where the rubber is stretched due to the staple sticking out. What does this do to the manufacturer's warranty?
Is it too late to rectify this situation??
Please advise!!
Old 10-10-05, 03:15 PM
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I wouldn't be overly happy. If they didn't want to remove the staples, they should have taken a little bit of time and pounded them all into the plywood.
Old 11-01-05, 08:18 AM
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Staples in roof

As a consumer Advocate for over 30 years, they have voided their own warantee by doing this. Tell them to come out and redo the entire roof, ADDING TAR PAPER, or you will sue them - period. Mention the Attorney General of your state, the Consumer Advocate Department (even if there isn't one) and the Builder's Association - assuming they are members. Also, file a complaint with the BBB.

Good luck.


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