Q: Roofer put wrong shingles on my roof. What can I do?
We have had our roof replaced which was covered in our insurance. He came and we agreed on a color and he gave us the packet with a brochure with our selected shingle color and style. When he filled out the contract he did not put down the same style as the brochure we had agreed to. The specific issue is that on the contract it says "Owen Corning Oakridge - Driftwood" . The brochure we were shown and agreed to says "Owen Corning TruDefinition Oakridge - Driftwood". Now that the roof is up it does not match what we agreed to. The roofer is relying on the contract that was signed. He admitted he made a mistake by showing us the wrong brochure. We are really unhappy do we have any grounds to ask for a change considering the contract has the shingles that were installed.
A: Yes. You may certainly ask that the issue be remedied; however, whether the roofer will agree is unlikely.
Unfortunately for you, Texas courts strictly enforce the "four corners" of a contract - meaning the parties are held to the actual words and their plain meaning contained in the contract.
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