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BEWARE OF C&E BUILDERS After damage by hail, our home was scheduled to have new vinyl siding replace the existing aluminum siding. The contractor notified us that our project was about to begin. Noting that the weather was predicted to be very stormy that day with gusting winds, we, the home-owners, told them in person not to begin. The contractors disagreed with us and told us it would be ok. We still insisted that they should wait until favorable conditions. The next morning the work crew arrived and began removing all the aluminum siding. Our home was left with only the ORIGINAL Tyvek covering that had hundreds of punctures in it from the removal of the previous siding as the rain came. At the time that the storm hit, the house was in various stages of completion. A portion of the house had a covering of Thermal LCI Board. Another portion had both the Thermal LCI Board with a covering of PLY DRY house wrap. But, most important, was a section of the house that had only the original punctured Tyvek. As soon as the storm ended, the workers continued applying and covering the wet house with wet materials. We immediately contacted the contractor who came out and told us that everything would be fine. We are still very concerned about mold and mildew between the walls that may develop later. Update, November 7th, 2014: We have found that water has been leaking into the ceiling where the sun-room and kitchen meet. Above this area is one of the outside walls where the rain-storm soaked the uncovered sides of the house. They were wrong when they told us that everything would be fine. Update May 25, 2015 After our clothes dryer’s motor burned out, the vent tube split open into the basement scattering large quantities of drier lint we found that the dryer vent had been covered by insulation and siding. Last fall our attic was filled with dripping moisture everywhere. We found a short time ago that the ridge vent along the top of the house was covered with tar paper when the shingles were applied and no are was allowed to escape. Furthermore, our power vent motor was burned out because the roofers allowed pieces of tarpaper to hang into the fan blades and motor. The vent had to be replaced. The contractor sent us a statement claiming that the work was completed. The village of Lindenhurst, IL sent an inspector to our home to approve the work. I was told that he could not approve the work that was not done. The work permit was purchased but not displayed on the location.
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Chicago, Illinois
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