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Roof Life Company of Northern California, Inc. offers roof repair, roof replacement and shake roof restoration services.
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- Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
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Licensing, Bonding or Registration
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Contractor's State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752
The number is 00627655.
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Steven H. Clark, President
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Products & Services
Roof Life Company of Northern California, Inc. sells the following brand(s): CertainTeed, GafElk, Owens Corning
Products & Services
Roof Life Co. of No. California provides roof repair, roof replacement and shake roof restoration services.
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PO Box 2107
Orangevale, CA 95662 (916) 788-2625
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- (916) 448-2283(Phone)
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: Dear Sir, I would like to lodge this complaint against Roof Life Company of Northern California Inc. regarding re roofing matters done in January 2016. The Roof Life Company refused to prime the trimmings/fascia boards that was replaced as stipulated by county code law. The company knew or should have known that the boards needed to be primed. But refused to do so saying they do not do avg painting. There were also some noticeable gaps, unseen cuts, and multiple knots in the wood/fascia boards. When I pointed out dry rot in the fascia board that had not been replaced, the contractor said it was not dry rot. Please, you are welcome to come by and see the problems I am complaining about. The contractor tried to force me to sign a contract that stipulated I was satisfied with the work done. I did not sign it because everything was not ok and I was not satisfied with work done, or not done. His manner was insulting and intimidating. I am a senior citizen and up in my years, any how, I told him, he will be paid.
Desired Settlement: Shortly after I refused to sign his contract, I received a preliminary native regarding a lien from ******* ***** ******* *** who appears to be the material supplier for Roof Life Co of Northern California. I suspect that the contractor told ******* **** ******* *** that I was not going to pay them. If you have any questions, please write or call me at ************* Thank you for your time. Sincerely, ***** *****
Consumer Response: I am rejecting this response because: Dear Sir,
I received your letter dated March 21, 2016 and letters from ****** ** ****** ******************** of the roof life company of northern California, Inc. He did not address the things in my letter. However, ****** ***** said he contacted the supervisor for the ********** ****** ******** ********** ********** who looked for clarification. "We have read and re-read the building code and it does not have any clear status that declares for the contractor or homeowner to paint the repaired wood. If that is true, why did **** ******* ****** ********* gave me a notice of correction saying all new wood to be painted, (copy enclosed). This is unfair to me. We tried to reach **** regarding county code for this action taken out to no ovail. To my understanding, **** said he was a friend and or use to work for roof life company. You see, everything is not ok. I would not have invited BBB to come to my house if I did not have your work to show for it.
Thank you for your time, we appreciate it.
We would like to submit this letter in response to the above mentioned complaint.
When repairing dry rot we use pre-primed wood wherever possible and this homeowner was informed and agreed that the painting of the exterior of the home would be their responsibility. Our contract states that the only painting we would do is that of the vent metals and flashings ON THE ROOF, of which we did.
When the reroof was completed and we were preparing to set up the final inspection, we reminded the home owner of the painting needed and even offered to have one of our guys come out and prime the parts that were not pre-primed, for an hourly labor fee.
At this point we contacted the home owner’s daughter and also explained the situation and arranged for the final payment.
I have also contacted the supervisor for the ********** ****** ******** ********** inspectors, who looked for clarification. We have read and re-read the building code and it does not have any clear statute that declares for the contractor or the homeowner to paint the repaired wood.
Our agreement with the homeowner was any exterior painting of new repaired wood is the responsibility of the homeowner. However, our original offer to come back and prime the wood is still good, for an hourly fee.
In regards to any intimidation, that is NOT a behavior or practice that is or ever will happen with our company and did not occur in the slightest in the instance.
Please let us know if there are any other questions.
i do not see anything in this response that Is in need of another or a further response, no new questions or concerns and all issues were addressed in the original response.
please-advise if you need further communication from us.
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: My new roof under warranty has leaked and Roof Life has not repaired it, not returned calls, and not shown up for multiple appointments. I purchased a new roof for $8,429 in 9/2011 (came with a 5-year guarantee) from Roof Life Company because my very slightly sloped roof had standing water and was leaking near the southwest corner of my house. I was assured by ***** (the owner) that my leaky roof issues were a thing of the past, and Roof Life would build up the side of the roof that had standing water and add a drain so that water would properly flow off the roof. My new roof seriously leaked on Easter Sunday, 3/31/2013, near the southeast corner of my house. It caused cracks in the wall and ceiling where water poured through, and leaked onto the floor and bed. I called Roof Life, and they came out the following week and noticed a bubble in the roof above the leak area (***** told me the bubble meant that the roof had pulled away due to water). There was also standing water above the leak area for days. ***** told me that someone would come out to cut into the bubble to see what the problem was and repair it. He also mentioned that the roof might need to be built up on the east side and a drain installed similar to what they did on the west side of the roof when they installed the roof in 2011. The roofer came out, looked at the bubble and said that nothing was wrong (they tested it by pouring water on the roof and did not notice a leak by peering into my window while doing that...I was out of town). The roofer said the bubble would resorb and wouldn't cause a problem. I said that I was concerned because ***** said the bubble was the problem and the slope might need to be built up, and now nothing was going to be fixed/repaired. ***** assured me that the bubble would go away and said that if the bubble did not go away by the end of summer to call him and he would deal with it. In 8/2013, I got on the roof to remove minimal debris and check out the bubble which was still there. I also noticed another hole in a northern part of the roof. I called *****'s cell phone (Roof Life) on 9/2/2013, and l left a message about the issues and asked when they could come out to my house to fix the problem. I did not receive a response. A week later, I called the main Roof Life number because I did not hear from *****, and an appointment was scheduled for 9/10 at 2pm. On 9/10, I took time from work and waited for ***** to arrive at 2pm. I called Roof Life at 4:43pm because no one showed up for the 2pm appointment, and no one called to let me know that they were not coming. I called Roof Life again on 9/17, at 8:32am because I did not receive a response to the voicemail I left the week before after the no show 9/10 appointment. I spoke with the office at Roof Life and they confirmed that ***** would meet me at my house at 2pm that day to look at the roof. No one showed again. I called Roof Life at 3:14pm to ask if anyone was coming, and I was told that ***** would leave the office and head to my house right away. No one showed again. I received a call at 3:56pm that no one was coming that day because ***** had a big shipment to pick up, and they would have to reschedule and ***** would be out of town from Friday into the following week. I voiced my frustration that we are approaching the rainy season, I have called over and over again, and I have taken time off of work and waited at home for Roof Life to show up to appointments for hours on end on multiple occasions to no avail. I said that I would be home on 9/18 at 7pm or 9/19 at 6:30pm and could meet them. I did not want to wait longer because I felt like Roof Life has ignored my concerns and put my roof on the back burner since the leak in 3/2013. I called the Better Business Bureau to ask for advice on whether I should file a complaint and was told that I should because the rainy season is approaching and the company is not taking me seriously. I called Roof Life at 4:38pm on 9/17 to let them know that I would be filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and possibly the Contractor's State License Board.
Desired Settlement: The settlement I am seeking is for Roof Life to fix/repair my leaky roof so that it no longer leaks and does not hold standing water (what they should have done in the first place and what I paid for). Roof Life built up one side of my roof and installed a drain so that water would not pool on the roof, but they did not do that on the other side, and now water pools and my roof leaks on the side they did not build up and put a drain on. These leaks are also doing damage to the inside of my home (walls, ceiling, bed, and floor). It seems reasonable to me that the cost estimate for the roof replacement that I was given originally and that I paid should have covered the necessary work to build a roof that does not leak. I should not have to pay more money because my roof is leaking and Roof Life was not able to originally build a roof that doesn't leak (when they promised me they could and would). Roof Life should also return my calls and show up for appointments that they schedule. If they are not able to make an appointment, they need to call in advance to let me know that they can't come and they need to reschedule. Sitting at my house waiting for them for hours while missing work, is unreasonable. I also think that my 5-year warranty should be extended to start from the time they do the repair/fix rather than counting the last 6 months with a leaky roof as being under warranty.
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