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Sacramento Roof And Window Leak Lawyer

At the Law Office of Eugene P. Haydu, property owners throughout California find a Sacramento roof and window leak attorney with the experience to effectively resolve such construction defect disputes. Mr. Haydu has been practicing law since 1989. For 10 years prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a carpenter, which gives him unique insight into construction-related issues.

Defective Roofing Systems

There are many types of roofing products and systems, including tile roofs, metal roofs, built up roofs, single ply roofs and composition shingle roofs. Poor construction of a roof system allows water intrusion into the structure, either damaging personal property within or damaging the building's plywood decking, ceilings, paint, wallpaper, drywall or framing. Such roof leaks can also lead to the growth of toxic mold or fungi, which can have a variety of detrimental health effects on the occupants.

Here are some of the more common construction-related roof defects:

  • Cracked or broken roof tiles or shingles
  • Poorly attached or loose roof tiles
  • Improperly lapped, misaligned or overexposed roof tiles
  • Roof deck insufficiently covered with roof paper or felt
  • Torn or decaying felt
  • Improperly installed flashing around skylights and chimney saddles
  • Inaccurately cut valley metal
  • Flashing installed with open gaps at the joints
  • Eaves without appropriate anti-ponding metal
  • Nails used that are not resistant to corrosion

Defective Window Systems

Window leaks are frequently one of the first construction flaws discovered in a house. Property owners may notice that the windows are fogged or stuck shut, or they may notice cracks in the stucco or drywall around the windows. As with roof leaks, the resulting water intrusion can prove extremely destructive.

Window defects often include:

  • Leaks at corners and heads of the window
  • Leaks at the window sills
  • Waterproofing paper flashing or building paper that is incorrectly lapped
  • Sheet metal head flashing that is missing
  • Improperly installed flashing around sills
  • Using lath that is not galvanized
  • Improperly installed Sisalkraft
  • Incorrect thicknesses of stucco
  • Staples driven in too far, causing the waterproofing paper to tear

Contact Our Sacramento Construction Defect Attorney

To schedule a free initial consultation with the Law Office of Eugene P. Haydu, call our Sacramento office at 916-677-4964, or contact our lawyer via the online email form.

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