Contractor Agrees To Pay Damage Costs

Denise Johnson told Six On Your Side she believes a storm of anger ripped off her roof.

Johnson says, “You have shingles manually torn not just flipped off.”

Johnson had been in a dispute with a contractor over an additional $6,000 the insurance agreed to pay. She says that’s beyond the amount the contractor’s salesman agreed on for the remodeling project that included a roof.

Tuesday she came home from work to find her two month old roof torn off.
The contractor Jim Pull of Premier Exteriors sent Six On Your Side an e-mail saying “I personally did not remove the roof. We are trying to amicably settle this problem.”

Tom Waller also with Premier Exteriors says he suspects a disgruntled roofing crew vandalized the roof.
However Waller says Premier Exteriors will take responsibility for the damage. He says the company will pay for a new roof and the cost of repairing water damage inside the home.

The Better Business Bureau will act as a go between. Jim Hegarty of the BBB says, “They indicated to the BBB they are willing to do what ever it takes to make this situation right with Ms Johnson. Whether that’s to put the roof on or a cash settlement.”

After our Six On Your Side investigation aired five different contractors offered to help Johnson. One with a similar name to Premier Exteriors doesn't want the public to think it's them.

Johnson says, “I’ve even had people stop by in the neighborhood and say is there anything I can do to help. That’s awesome.”

Though the contractor Premier Exteriors agrees to pay for a new roof and water damage inside, Denise Johnson has met with an attorney, made a complaint to the city prosecutor and will file a police report.

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