How can I get them to fix my roof properly

Had hail damage they want to replace 12 roof vents and
shingles only around the vents which will make my roof
look terrible with 12 patches 25 other houses in a 3 block
radius and different in company’s are receiving complete
new roofs the right way to do it they will just disturb
the other parts of my roof possibly leaving me in worse

Asked on July 4, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Illinois


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you believe that by doing this sort of "patch job", they are violating their obligations under the terms of your insurance policy--and note: the insurer's only obligations are those contained in the policy, which defines the relationship between you and them, and what each of you must do--your recourse is to sue your insurer for "breach of contract." If you can prove that what they are doing is a violation of the policy's obligations in some way, you can get a court order requiring them to pay for a new roof (or for whatever it is that the court concludes is their obligation).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.