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Posted by  JWmHarmon on April 10, 2004 at 01:48:24:

In Reply to:  Re: NEED ADVICE: PITCH OF LARGE GABLE DORMER posted by Ralph on April 09, 2004 at 07:22:45:

Question: Was the peak of the roof of the large dormer near the peak of the main roof? Was there a problem with the design? Did an adjustment need to be made because of some unusual or unanticipated condition? Or did the carpenter just goof?

If there was a problem with the design, any change should have been discussed with you before proceding, unless you told the carpenter to make any needed adjustments without futher discussion.

How improtant is it to you that this be corected? Although dormer roof pitches are usually the same, sometimes specific designs require different pitches, especially where the middle dormer is extra wide.

If you are not happy with the project and it was not built according to the specified plans, your carpenter should be willing to change it to the original design. Not all carpenters are willing to correct their mistakes and legal action may be necessary although it is often time consuming and expensive.

Depending on your contract with the carpenter, you may be able to fire him and hire someone else if he is unwilling to correct a mistake. Check with your attorney.

If you can live with the change, that is often the easiest way out.

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