Man upset over gutter job

August 27, 2009 8:24:09 AM PDT
An 87-year-old man is as hot as a cat on a tin roof. Homeowner Galey King told Eyewitness News he paid Asset Roofing and Construction Company $10,000 for a new roof.

King said workers did a great job on installing his roof, but they did a terrible job on installing the gutters.

Now, he said he is having a tough time getting them back to his house to make repairs.

"I'm from the old school," King said. "If you're going to do something, do it right. If you're not, leave it alone."

King said the gutters they installed leak when it rains.

"I asked him, I said how about coming by and take a look at this and he said we'll try to get it straightened out ? I'll be right over there and I haven't seen him," King said. "And today, I thought he just come over on his own. I didn't know you called him."

Eyewitness News spoke with the company's owner Craig Barnes. He said he didn't charge King for the gutters and offered to take them down and let King pay another company to install new ones.

"If he just get up there and get some braces under it to keep it from pulling down when the rain hits it," King said. "When the rain hits that it pulls away from the house, the water comes down all over the place. In other words I got a leak here on that patio."

And he said a downspout was supposed to be flush against the wall, but it was not.

King acknowledged the gutters were free, but said that did not mean they should not have been installed correctly.

"He bargained to do the gutters, so I'd figured he'd go ahead and do it," King said. "That's all of it so that's the way it went. I just want him to fix it. I just want the gutter fixed that's all I care."

King said Eyewitness News' phone call to the roofing company got a representative to his house the same day. Now he said he is waiting to see how long it will take to fix the problem.

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