Let's say a roofing contractor signs a contract to install a
large roof system on a high-end shopping center in south Florida. A
vast majority of the job consists of a low-slope membrane roof
system, but there are certain areas where tile is to be installed.
The roofing contractor hires a subcontractor to install the tile
Following construction, the tile roof system leaks. Efforts to
stop the leaks are unsuccessful. The leaks damage tenants'
inventory, and one tenant withholds rent, claiming he cannot use a
portion of his leased space because of the risk of roof leaks.
The owner hires a roof consultant to investigate. The consultant
concludes the leaks are a result of the subcontractor's use of the
wrong type of tile and defective installation. To stop the leaks,
the consultant recommends the tile roof system's removal and
replacement. Meanwhile, the subcontractor has...
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