Update: Contractor Takes Homeowner's Side

A disabled Omaha woman says she was left twisting in the wind when siding blew off her new house. The builder went bankrupt, but help arrived following a Fact Finders investigation.

Since Hearthstone Homes folded, Rose Davis had a worthless warranty on her siding. “It’s ready to come off some more.”

Now she's seeing a whole new side to her situation, thanks to a contractor’s generosity. “I saw your story on the news and she's more than ecstatic that we come out here and got the job completed for her,” said John Cleek with Exteriors Plus.

Exteriors Plus is replacing the west side of her home at 106th and Potter and though insurance pays for most of the cost, the contractor won't charge her the $800 deductible. “It’s very neat, I couldn't afford it otherwise, so it’s wonderful, a God thing I think” said Davis.

The sound of siding hammers may echo through the northwest Omaha neighborhood. After our Fact Finders investigation, Cleek handed out fliers and got calls from four other Hearthstone homeowners with siding problems.

Davis didn't know how to negotiate an insurance settlement, so she's glad to meet a contractor who is willing to take her side. “It’s nice there's people like you in the world yet."

The siding contractor found nine homes in the Avalon neighborhood that need siding repair. In most cases, insurance will cover the damage, but homeowners still have deductibles to pay.

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