• Report: #720131

Complaint Review: Sears Home Services

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  • Submitted: Wed, April 20, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, April 20, 2011

  • Reported By: Evyb — Ottawa Ontario Canada
Sears Home Services
1491 Innes Rd Ottawa, Ontario United States of America

Sears Home Services Sears Home Central Botched Roofing Job Ottawa, Ontario

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Sears Home Services, formerly Sears Home Central.  Don't be fooled by the name change.  It's still SEARS !

See how they botched my roofing job

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpBJYlTPIsY

Sears Rips Off Old Ladies

In 2002, I had 25-year roof shingles and ventilation installed by Sears Home Central in Ottawa.
The day following the installation, I contacted Sears expressing my concerns about the location of the Maxi Vent they had installed. The salesman came to see and insisted the ventilation was fine.
In the summer of 2009 I noticed the shingles are cooked, curling, breaking and leaking. I get huge ice dams in the winter, causing water to back up and drip inside.

Cause: Their own representative finally came to inspect it in July 09 and told me that the ventilation they installed was done incorrectly, causing excessive heat buildup in the attic, and it is Sears' responsibility. [continued below]....
..... He also said that they would fix the ventilation and reshingle the roof at no cost to me.

Since then, all I get is runaround, excuses, gobbledegook and outright lies from the local Installation Manager in Ottawa and from Customer Service.

Be warned!If you need any work done, find another contractor than Sears.

Update--- I had the whole job redone at my expense in April 2010.

The latest BBB report on Sears at the time:
 
BBB Rating April 17, 2010

Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of F on a scale from A+ to F.
Reasons for this rating include:

669 complaints filed against business in the last 36 months

11 complaints filed against business that were not resolved.

Failure to respond to one complaint filed against business.

One serious complaint filed against business.

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