Suit accuses roofer of substandard work

Kelly Holleran Jan. 4, 2010, 8:12am

The Ridgewood

A Texas corporation says a roofing company failed to properly replace a section of roof damaged after Hurricane Ike struck.

Spigel Properties filed a lawsuit Dec. 13 in Jefferson County District Court against Coastal Roofing Specialists.

Spigel claims it hired Coastal Roofing to replace a section of roof at its building on 2566 Interstate 10 in Beaumont, known as the Ridgewood Retirement Home, after it was damaged by Hurricane Ike.

Coastal Roofing was first hired in November 2008 to fix the roof over two of the units, and then in January 2009 to replace the roof over the main building of the Ridgewood complex.

According to the complaint however, Coastal Roofing failed to comply with industry standards when performing the work.

The suit states the roofing company failed to properly seal penetrations, failed to properly flash numerous edges, failed to apply tar under proper temperatures and failed to use a proper base.

As a result of the defects, Spigel claims it has suffered numerous problems, including out-of-pocket costs to fix the defects, lost property value and lost time, the complaint says.

Spigel seeks actual, statutory and exemplary damages, attorney's fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief to which it may be entitled.

Kenneth W. Lewis and Scott Renick of Bush Lewis in Beaumont will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D185-510.

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