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Published April 04. 2013 05:02PM

Roof repair dispute

Floyd and Marian Hoffman, 190 Decker Lane, Weatherly, filed a civil complaint against Nick Degiglio, general contractor, of 208 E. Centre St., Nesquehoning; Donald Keck, dba, Keck Roofing & Siding Supply Co., 611-617 Maple St., Hazleton; and IKO Manufacturing Inc., 120 Hay Rd., Wilmington, Del.

The suit states the plaintiffs' purhcased shingles from Keck to replace the roof on their residence, at a cost of $5,756. Degiglio was hired to provide labor to replace the roof at a cost of $8,000.

On Aug. 24, 2010, Degiglio started the work and completed the replacing in September 2010. The suit charges within months shingles in various locations on the roof began to peel back, separate and blow off. Degiglio replaced missing shingles but the problem of the shingles blowing off persisted, the suit adds.

Degiglio said he would provide labor to replace the roof but shingles installed were defective and he would not pay for new ones, the suit continues.

Despite demands and requests to Degiglio to rectify the problems, he refused, the suit alleges. The Hoffmans contacted Keck concerning the problem with the shingles, and charges Keck had a duty to notify IKO as result of installation and product defects.

The Hoffmans', the suit states, had to replace the roof at their expense for $25,315.

The suit charges the defendants with breach of contract, breach of warranty, and violation of unfair trade practices act and consumer protection law.

Sought are damages of $120,495 plus interest, costs, and fees.

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