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(CTV News)   If you're a roofing contractor and you notice the roof you're supposed to replace looks new, check with the homeowner. If the homeowner isn't home, ignore your boss' order to tear it off anyway   (calgary.ctvnews.ca) divider line 10
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2013-05-27 10:40:24 PM
4 votes:
CSB: My mother and someone else down the block both were getting new shingles from the same company. My mother's house was supposed to get gray shingles and the other person was supposed to get brown. They ended up reversing the order. They actually offered to tear off and redo the job so my mother asked if it would be easier to just repaint the house. In the end my mother got the house painted for free with the new roof. They actually did an impeccable job painting. Making my mother happy and the company getting a few referrals.
2013-05-27 10:55:34 PM
3 votes:

big pig peaches: CSB: My mother and someone else down the block both were getting new shingles from the same company. My mother's house was supposed to get gray shingles and the other person was supposed to get brown. They ended up reversing the order. They actually offered to tear off and redo the job so my mother asked if it would be easier to just repaint the house. In the end my mother got the house painted for free with the new roof. They actually did an impeccable job painting. Making my mother happy and the company getting a few referrals.


Hearing stories like this where everybody acts like an adult puts a smile on my face. Good for your mom for being willing to pick a new house color to match her roof, and good for the company for owning up to their mistake and doing a great job while fixing the problem.
2013-05-27 10:47:03 PM
2 votes:

big pig peaches: CSB: My mother and someone else down the block both were getting new shingles from the same company. My mother's house was supposed to get gray shingles and the other person was supposed to get brown. They ended up reversing the order. They actually offered to tear off and redo the job so my mother asked if it would be easier to just repaint the house. In the end my mother got the house painted for free with the new roof. They actually did an impeccable job painting. Making my mother happy and the company getting a few referrals.


That's...actually pretty neat. But being an honest business is SO old fashioned. I mean, who wants someone they can depend on?
2013-05-27 10:46:49 PM
2 votes:
Lets see: Cops were called and showed up, yet no one was arrested/ticketed for vandalism or damaging property.

/Yea its one of many basic charges to at least get the perpetrator to come quick and fix his mistake so if he refuses to fix his shiat he can answer to a Judge on why he and his boss is a dumbass.
//Include trying to hide identity of the crime-boss.

//Hey speedtraps make more money than dealing with the public and their disputes with moran companys.
///Scuze me whilst I go on Craigslist and put up a 'every thing is free for the moving out sale' listing on my dirtbag neighbor, since I couldn't get arrested for it, according to this article if it were to apply everywhere.
2013-05-27 10:35:52 PM
2 votes:
The company that made the mistake came back later and said they would make it right but the original roofing company has to make the repairs or Cox will forfeit her warrantee.

The company that did the original work will not be charging Cox for the work and will be looking to the company that made the mistake to cover those costs.


Good for her. At least someone is being honest in this story.
2013-05-28 12:36:02 AM
1 votes:

TheSpaceAdmiral: ghostwind: Harry_Seldon: Isn't this why you call your State Farm agent? This is the kind of stuff they live for.

Maybe because this is Canada?

Um, State Farm sells insurance in Canada.  Were you under the impression that companies can't do business outside of their country of origin? Or did you assume they don't operate in Canada because they have the word "state" in their name?  Either way, you're going to be amazed when you find out I have an American Express card.


Well, there's AFLAC, American Family Life Assurance Company who's biggest nation of business is Japan.
2013-05-28 12:02:03 AM
1 votes:
I was working subcon on a remodel of a vacation home and the roofers showed up three weeks ahead of schedule to remove/replace the comp roof. They put their card and paperwork into the permit bundle and went to work. It seemed to take an uncommonly long time, lots of hammering and lots of ply going onto the roof. We got our demo done and had to wait a week for fungus treatment to get done and when we got back, we saw that the roofers had put on mission tile! They had come to the wrong house and the GC never corrected them or even talked to them. The owner liked it so we had to pull off all the hardy siding and lathe it for stucco. Home owner got the roof for "free"- it wasn't even the roofing company that was originally hired by the GC (and the workers lacked English language skills so nobody on-site had talked to them). The stucco job worked out to be about the same price as the tile and the GC made up the difference. Since it was on a busy residential corner in a vacation town hundreds of people drove or walked by every day. By the time we got the hardscaping in the roofing company that installed the tile had three new jobs lined up in the same area and the GC had scored several new projects- because he picked up the roof cost difference himself. Everybody came out a winner- especially the homeowner. That house is part of the CoC package of "rental gems".
2013-05-27 10:47:43 PM
1 votes:
Well, I thought Canadians were all supposed to be nice people, and here this dick cursed out a senior citizen. How's about we revoke his license and sentence him to 2 years changing bedpans at a nursing home?
2013-05-27 10:46:07 PM
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: The roofing company said it was an honest mistake but wouldn't give Cox the name of the business, fearing their reputation would suffer.

Internet Tough Guy:
Yeah, they wouldn't be making it off the property alive if they tried to leave before the cops got there (would try to disable the vehicle first, of course).


Only one person has been incredibly stupid enough to suggest a scenario where an elderly woman fight a roofer (and that was created in some bizarre fantasy world).

Personally, I would have gotten plenty of video/pictures and pressed charges for destruction of my private property since they wanted to be assholes and refused to give contact information.
2013-05-27 10:38:53 PM
1 votes:
Ha! Contractor tried to flee without leaving their info. Seen that happened before with plumbers who hit underground utilities. As if the homeowner/main contractor won't tattle.
 
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