Home Depot Complaint - Roof Ripoff
I had my roof installed by Home Depot in 2007. The sales person at Home Depot offered me several packages to choose from and I selected the higher priced package because it came with a 'Lifetime Peace of Mind' guarantee. The sales Rep also guaranteed if there were any damages inside my home due to any leaks from their roof, that they were fully insured and would be responsible. The roof began leaking in 2008, again Sept 2009. They came to 'fix' these leaks. In April 2010 the leaks worsened causing a great deal of damage to my home. Home Depot sent their 'field team' to investigate the issue, and this is when they discovered the installation was done incorrectly. Their installers used aluminum and copper around the skylights causing a chemical reaction, deteriorating the frames of the skylights, causing $86,000 of damages. It has been 3 months of dealing with Home Depots insurance company, Sedgwick, who avoided my calls, and my attorney’s calls. When finally getting them on the phone, they claimed they lost the estimate provided by both a private adjuster, and my General Contractor. Meanwhile HD adjuster never provided any estimate. A total run around and stall tactic.
Now they cliam the issue is being investigated, this was the last we heard from Sedgwick and that was November 18th. No Investigator has contacted us and it has been 4 weeks.
Though Home Depot admitted their faulty installation caused these damages, their insurance company refuses to be cooperative, and clearly dragging out my claim, making a bad situation severe. Home Depots ‘lifetime Peace of Mind guarantee" is an absolute joke. After three years they are ignoring my phone calls. I am left with a 27,000 roof that leaks, and a house that is inhabitable. It has been a homeowners NIGHTMARE.
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