My ridge tiles blew off in january storm. The roofing company said there was a shortage of the tiles that I had lost but they had another ridge tile that they could use. They took all of the remaining tiles off the ridge and replaced them with a different type. since then I have had water leakage down my bedroom wall where the chimney is. I contacted the company who looked at the wet wall, they said ? condensation. I asked them to go on to the roof to check for a ? crack. None seen. They painted the area they thought might be a problem with a sealant and told me that if water still leaked it would cost me a lot of money as they would have to have scaffolding to do a proper check of the roof. It is still wet when it rains, can you advise me please?
Province/Country relating to question : Glasgow
I contacted the company re leakage, still damp at the ceiling/wall. They dont want to know unless I agree to scaffolding which will cost me more money.
Thank you for your question.You need to know whether the different tiles used in replacing the ridge tiles or any other aspect of the job carried out by this contractor has caused the problem that you now have.There is only one way to do that and that is to get a building surveyor or at least another experienced builder to do an inspection and report. The result of that will dictate what you next step is.As far a scaffolding is concerned again that is a matter of fact whether scaffolding will be required.So before you can consider any legal position open to you you have to establish the facts. That is why you need an independent opinion on this from another builder or a building surveyor. I hope this helps. Please leave a positive response so that I am credited for my time.
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