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Old 03-03-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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I'm in the process of building a home. There might be a miunderstanding going on. I'm hoping I can get some feedback.

We went to meet with the electrician today and saw the frame and roof for the first time. When we picked out our brick and stone we had decided on two different shades of roof shingles, one for each selection. When we decided on the brick and stone combination the roof shingle that had been discussed was a gray tone. The builder spoke with my wife about shingle colors prior to purchasing and putting it on the house. Neither of us were able to go and look at the actual color but trusted the builders opinion, especially since we had discussed a shade of gray for the roof.

Well, the roof is brown....not what we expected or had previously discussed. I'm wondering if anyone has run into anything like this and if anyone can maybe give some tips that might help me if this is a big misunderstanding.

I'm hoping it is a mistake, but I have a feeling it isn't.

Thanks
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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what is in your contract--do you have anything in writing

if you don't--you are probably screwed
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Most builder's contracts don't specify a shingle color. There may be an HOA restriction too. As Loves2read suggested, if it's not in your contract, you're probably gonna have to live with it.

Naima
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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yes--I should have mentioned that many HOA requirements now are for standardized roof colors

if this is a new development==there is probably NOT an HOA association run by the homeowners--but a "design committee" run by the major developer of the subdivision--sometimes that means only one builder--sometimes several under the design rule of the developer--
like David Bagwell's communities

frankly if your builder has built other homes in this neighborhood he should have known from the get-go what choices for roofs were available--
maybe you spoke to someone in the sales office about it initially--not the same thing in my experience as talking with the builder...
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: So California
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Roofing is tough to pick. If you pick from brochure or selection boards, it is not representative of the roof. The only real way is to find a house and have the roofer ID it. If you picked a color such as 'weatherwood', which the most common color, every manufacturer has a variation of 'weatherwood'.....so they all look a tad different.
I dont think he did anything intentional, but you may have to live with it.
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