Home Depot Informative - Overcharged and Poor Workmanship
DAYTON, OHIO -- I had Home Depot put a roof on my house. The intial estimate was 9,323.00. They were suppose to start the job on Friday so I decided to take the day off to supervise the job. Considering some of the unethical things that roofers are capable of, I wanted to make sure there were no surprises. They cancelled the Frdiay start and showed up the following Thursday where I was unable to take a day off work. I was able to stop by during my lunch break to see how things where going. When I got there they where installing a new deck on my roof. I knew in the agreement that it was going to be $55.00 per sheet of paricle board to replace any rotten wood that they might come across.
To my surprise they replace the whole roof deck which was a total of 90 pieces of wood. And the reason was that the old wood deck had 8" lath boards they said they couldn't use. I had explained to the salesman before the job was stared that there was a lath deck and he reasured me that it would be no problem to roof over. I even told the project manager the same information. Well, like I said, to my surprise they put a whole new deck at a cost of $4,950.00 along with cost of ripping off 2 aditional layers of roof which I agree needed to be done. The total bill turned out to be $15,232.00 I felt I really got the shaft and to top it off they didn't complete the job in two days as was agreed upon along with some crappy craftmanship. If anyone is having a roof put on their house, you need to be sure the company tells you up front what the maximum possible cost could be based on the worse case scenario. Otherwise you could find yourself with a price that is thousands more than expected. When your house is exposed to the elements, you have no choice but to let them continue the work at their price.