Roofers have been flooding west Omaha since a spring hailstorm, but they don't always end up at the right home.
“I went to the front window." When Cindy Wadzinski awoke to sounds of shingle removal she got mad at her husband. “I thought we were getting a new roof and I didn't know anything about it.” But she forgave David after asking the roofer for a work order. “You've got the wrong house and it’s one block that way.”
They live on 152nd Circle near Pepperwood. The crew should have gone to 152nd Avenue Circle. “His body slumped.”
The couple says Exteriors Plus apologized for the mistake and installed new shingles. In less than a half-day, David and Cindy got half a roof but no contract from the company that mistakenly took it off in the first place. So they worry about the warranty and more. Yes, if something goes wrong they're not obligated at this point,” said David.
Mike Brinkman is one of two roofers the couple had inspect the work. “No new ice and water shield.” He found water barrier issues and new shingles not matching the old on the other half of the roof. “These have a shadow effect on them, the others don't.”
Checking the city's website, Dave and Cindy found Exteriors Plus didn't take out a permit to fix the mistake. “All of a sudden are we going to have to worry about leaks in our roof?” asked David.
The Wadzinskis planned on a new roof eventually, but never expected the emotional peaks and valleys of getting half of one by mistake. “Let’s say we want to move in a couple of years. How do you sell, hey we got half a roof.”
Fact Finders left several messages with Exteriors Plus of Elkhorn, but so far no response. Omaha's inspections chief says he'll investigate the lack of a permit. The Wadzinskis have filed a police report.