Homeowner shocked no permit on roof

Published: Nov. 16, 2016 at 5:12 PM CST
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A Bellevue homeowner preparing to sell uncovered a serious problem that has kept his house off the market without expensive repairs. It's because a roofing contractor didn't follow code.

Buying a lake house will take a retired sailor back to the water but Ron Roen needs to sell his home first. Not an easy task after finding the roof wasn't ship-shape.

"It is difficult to sell a home when the roof doesn't meet the criteria of building inspectors," said Roen.

The new roof was installed in 2009 but it was never inspected. The city didn't know about it until Ron called for an inspection. They found no permit was pulled in 2009 by C&S Roofing of Bellevue.

The inspection also found numerous code violations like there was no ice shield, the chimney flashing was not secured and caulked and valleys were covered with shingles.

The owner of C&S Roofing Shane Dupius told Six On Your Side, "Some mistakes were made and subcontractors did the work."

He promised, "I'll make it right and obviously bring it up to code."

Less than 24 hours after a call from Six On Your Side, the contractor had a roofing crew out to Roen's home to make the roof right. Permits have been pulled so the city knows the work is being done.

Homeowner Ron Roen said, "I'm impressed with the response from C&S Roofing to come out and make things right."

Bellevue code enforcement tells WOWT 6 News an inspector will be at the home Thursday for a final inspection of the replacement roof.