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I HAD MY ROOF RPLACED BECAUSE OF STORM DAMAGE THE INSURANCE

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I HAD MY ROOF RPLACED BECAUSE OF STORM DAMAGE THE INSURANCE PAID FOR
THE REPLACEMENT. THIS WAS DONE IN 2011 FALL TIME. I STARTED GETTING
LEAKS THIS SUMER WHEN WE HAD THE REALLY BAD DOWN POURS, MY KITCHEN AND
STAIRWAY CEILING IS SHOWING WATER DAMAGE! WHAT IS MINNESOTA LAWS FOR
THE REPLACMENT OF ROOFS AND THE WARRENTY TIME FOR THE COMPANIES LIABILITY? I CANNOT LOCATE THIS COMPANY NOW, I FILED WITH THE BBB TO
TRY TO TRACK THEM DOWN! IF I CAN'T I DON'T REALLY WANT TO GO BACK TO MY
INSURANCE COMPANY AGAIN? WHAT AREMY OPTIONS?
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I am afraid that the company who did the work is who is liable to you for damages and to make the repairs on breach of their warranty of workmanship. The problem with roofing companies is there are many fly by night operations and if the company you used went out of business, the only recourse you have is going through your insurance to get them to pay for repairs or pay for the repairs out of your pocket.

Your warranty on the roof would be whatever is specified on your contract with the roofer, if not there is a 6 month time (which of course would be likely waived if you prove you used reasonable means to locate them and could not do so) from when you discover the defect to give notice and you have to sue within 2 years of discovery. Of course, if they are out of business that does not help you. You need to check the state contractor licensing board and also the secretary of state's business registrations to see if you can locate the company through either of those.



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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


THIS COMPANY HELD A TRIPLE A CREDIT RATING. WITH THE


MINNESOTA BBB. IT APEARS THAT YOU CANNOT COUNT ON


THAT RATING. THE CONTRACTOR LICENSING TOLD ME THEY


STILL HAVE A LICENSE. I FILED A COMPLAINT TO BBB, BUT


I DON'T NO HOW FAR THAT WILL GO. I NEED TO DIG UP MY CONTRACT AND SEE IF IT STATES ANYTHING ABOUT LEAKING!


THANKS

Thank you for your response.

If the contractor still has a license, the contractor board should give you their address to send them written notice immediately about the leak and then if they do not respond to you, then you would have to file suit within 2 years of discovery and serve them at the address you get for them from the licensing board. You can additionally file a complaint with the licensing board and they will try to pursue them like the BBB.
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