Roofing defects and other defects with a home’s exterior can cause serious damage to a property. A roof defect can allow water to penetrate your home, resulting in water damage to framing, drywall, insulation, flooring, and personal property. Water damage can, in turn, result in mold growth and contamination of your home, rendering your home unsafe for your family to live in.
Common Roof Defects
Defects in the construction of your roof can include:
- Improper tile installation
- Improper nails used to secure the tiles
- Improper installation of the roof felt (paper underneath the tile)
- Improper flashing installation at stucco or penetrations (i.e., around vents and roof jacks)
- Improper water proofing
- Defective roofing materials
Signs of Roofing Defects
Signs of roofing defects can include:
- Sipping or missing roof tiles
- Cracks in the roof tiles
- Missing birdstops
- Uneven or ununiformed appearance of the roof lines
- Missing drip edges
- Evidence of water intrusion from or around the roof
Common Home Exterior Defects
Defects with the home’s exterior can include construction defects with masonry, siding, and other exterior materials. Many homes in the Las Vegas area have stucco exteriors, which can be prone to damage if they are not constructed correctly. For instance, stucco that is improperly mixed or applied to your home can lead to unsightly cracks that can result in water damage. Other times, stucco is applied too thinly applied or not properly embedded in the lathe (chick wire) underneath it. Not only can defective stucco crack, chip, crumble, and fall off of your home, but it can also allow water to get into the home. Don’t be fooled by a builder’s reassurances that the house is “just settling,” these can be signs of serious defects that need to be addressed as soon as possible.
Obtaining Compensation for Roofing and Stucco Defects
If your home has a roofing or stucco defect, you should promptly contact an inspector to determine the full extent of the problem. Depending on the cause and extent of the construction defects, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
The construction defect lawyers at Van Law Firm focus on helping homeowners obtain full and fair financial recovery for a variety of construction defects, including roofing defects, stucco defects, foundation defects, and plumbing defects. We often represent our clients on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay unless we obtain financial recovery for you.
Contact the Las Vegas construction defect lawyers at Van Law Firm at (702) 529-1011 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about recovering for your roofing or stucco defects.
Other Helpful Links:
- Construction Defects
- Recovering Compensation for Plumbing Defects
- Recovering Compensation for Foundation Defects
- What Should I Do If a Construction Defect Resulted in Water Damage?
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