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Hello,

I have a signed contract for roofing done in 2006 with a 10-year warranty on workmanship. We may have a leak and another professional has cited and photographed poor shingling work. I did some research and discovered our roofer (company owner) died in 2011.

All company numbers are no longer in service.

Just wondering what my options are?

This is in Wisconsin.
Thanks!

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Unless you have a way to get in touch with him in the afterlife I'd say you have no options.

If the company no longer exists there is nothing you can do- companies go out of business all the time  (planned or unplanned) and they leave customers, guarantors and creditors short. I still have a $100.00 Beefsteak Charlie's gift certificate, I won it in a raffle at my junior high school; it's worth less than the paper it's written on.

Sorry I couldn't help.  

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Tom Petrilli

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I can answer questions about residential and light commercial roofing. I really enjoy solving complicated problems. My expertise is in shingle, slate and traditional metals (copper, lead, terne, stainless) as well as single ply low slope roofing. I have also installed a considerable amount of synthetic slate.

Experience

I have been a roofer for 21 years, I've owned my own company for the past 13.

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The National Roofing Contractors Assoc and Virginia Association of Roofing Contractors

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I have attended numerous manufacturer training programs as well as sought out experts in specialized work for instruction.

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A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, A rating from Angies List, highest mark for quality and value from the Washington Consumer Checkbook

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