Page of Shame

Bad Remodeling or Roofing We Have Seen

More and More we are called upon to Repair work done by prior Contractors. We also uncover or see prior work that Homeowners have paid good money for.

This Page will be dedicated to all those contractors who do work that is substandard.

It is a service to ALL homeowners to make sure you get what you are paying for. Check back frequently because we will add photos consistently.


Following is from a Project in Medford, NJ where a tree struck the roof of the house. The following pictures show the repair work completed by a Contractor who claimed to have 40 years experience.


This Contractor was charging to replace the rafters that were damaged. Note how they do not even sit tight to the damaged rafter. Installed to provide NO BEARING
No Felt Paper installed on a repaired area!
Opposite side of roof Felt Paper installed Negligently
Plywood Installed with ROOF NAILS!

Multiple jobs done by one contractor gone bad…

This Contractor Re-Used the OLD FAN on a roof. Note how water can get blown in under the bent and deformed flashing
Same Contractor Failed to meet Code when he installed a half roll of Ice and water Shield. The 2×4 wall on the far right is where the Ice and Water shield should be 24″ past to meet code.
Once Again the SAME Contractor NEVER changed the flashing on a chimney as this photo shows. You can see the old flashing bent out. This will allow water to penetrate the flashing and destroy a roof that should last 30 years
These photos show a repair attempted by installing a piece J-Channel on top of siding . This is pure robbery of an elderly person.
There is no good that can come of this attempt. J-Channel should be placed under the siding as receiver only to finish and secure the end.
In the picture below the roofer set the Roof Deck Protection the wrong way. Also the Chimney counter Flashing was nailed into the roof.

In the below photos, you can see a myriad of improper construction. This was an addition the connected to an existing structure. The original contractor didn’t know how to frame a valley so he created a wall to terminate the addition into the old roof. This created a water trap so the next solution was to box out the area.
 
You will see the span was 7ft between the old roof and the addition.
THIS IS THE PROPER WAY TO DO THIS TYPE OF TRANSITION. This homeowner paid 3 times to get this right. Was that “GREAT DEAL” really worth it??
In the photo below the prior roofer left the structure of the house jeopardy by breaking the Diaphragm that is create to support a roof system by properly installing plywood. Look at the little pieces and the gaps between the plywood. While a small expansion gap is necessary, this is not a proper installation.
This house was an old structure that was re-roofed several times. Once again, the prior contractors never corrected the improper framing. The span on this roof was over 4ft.
Here is the roof corrected.

All the Below Pictures came from one house where they had a “FRIEND” who did construction. Friends like this should be honest. By the way, the homeowner over paid for the project AND got improper workmanship.

Notice how the Joist Hanger was screwed in with a drywall screw (improper) J-channel used instead of F trim or putting a nailer in place. Loose Electrical wire that should be secured to the structure
Look at the J-Channel with no NAILING anywhere. No proper framing around chimney area to catch plywood decking and safely carry the load of the roof, Loose electrical wires pulled through pinch points that could cause a fire over time.
All the insulation was removed and never replaced, No secured Electrical Wires. An improper can for the light was used since this area should have proper insulation.
Once again loose wired all over which shows an unlicensed electrician did the work. Also not the Bathroom fan is not vented out of the structure.
A MAJOR PRODUCT MANUFACTURER product who CLAIMS in all their marketing material that they are the best. That their product is better because it doesn’t wrinkle like regular Roof Deck Protection.. REALLY??
This house had a NEW roof installed 3 months earlier. Yea we had to come and tear it off. If we didn’t the wind, which was slowly doing it, would have done the job for this homeowner.
The reason this happened, you can see that the installer didn’t know proper installation procedures and nailed the shingles ABOVE the specified NAIL ZONE.
The homeowner had a skylight installed.
Note how the installer DID NOT Frame the roof opening properly. This resulted in the roof leaking and almost collapsing into the house.
Also NOTE how the insulation was left.
This Homeowner wanted to know why the water wasn’t going into their gutters. Can you see whats wrong here? We did!

The pictures below were taken in January 2012. This home in Cherry Hill had a “BIG NAME” company do new siding, windows and gutters. The result you see below is from POOR WORKMANSHIP and proper understanding of Construction. All the windows leaked and the gutters pushed water INTO the house. This job was less than 5 years old. It caused around $40,000 worth of damage.

PLEASE don’t let this happen to you! Know who you are dealing with. Most companies sub-contract to the cheapest guy. We HIRE and employ OUR people to do the work. Our team will care for your house as much as you do!