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Homeowner says roofing contractor didn't finish job

Posted: 10:42 PM, Jun 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-18 14:25:00-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Matt Wilke said his roof should’ve been fixed months ago. He said he paid a contractor $15,000 to fix his roof last summer. But now all he has is an insulation layer, no shingles, leaving his roof exposed to rain.

“I just want a quality roof for my family, and I’ve been getting the run-around for 9 months now,” he said.

He said several calls to one of the contractors, went unanswered.

He said Hurricane Irma blew some shingles off of his home. But now it’s even worse, because he has no shingles after the contractor started the job leaving just an insulation layer. But even that failed the county’s inspection last week.

WIlke said the company left supplies behind like buckets on his roof and a dumpster in his driveway with pieces of wood that can no longer be used.

Wilke said the contractor finally sent him an apology via text and offered to finish the roof. But he said he’d rather get his money back.

“I texted him back. I said I accept your apology, but I cannot accept your business,” he said.

He said he plans to sue the owners of the company. But until then, he’s going to have to take out another loan to get someone else to fix his roof.