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Edwardsville homeowner accuses East Alton contractor of shoddy work on sunroom build

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By John Breslin | Nov 29, 2019

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EDWARDSVILLE – A complaint filed against an East Alton contractor alleges the sunroom it was hired to build was not properly constructed, which led to rain water leaking and seeping into the room.

Eagle Windows & Siding, doing business as Eagle Home Improvement, is accused of breach of contract and negligent installation by the owner of the Edwardsville home who paid more than $30,000 for the project. The company did not respond to a request for comment from the Record.

Betty Rea, who filed suit Nov. 1 in Madison County Circuit Court, states that she entered into contracts with the firm in January and April 2015.

Eagle was hired to carry out remodeling work on the house, including installing the NatureScape Sun Room, various other windows and doors as well as an air conditioner.

Work was completed in late April, by which time Rea had paid in total the agreed price of $32,126, according to the complaint.

But, it is alleged, leaks began to appear in the sunroom in July 2015 when it rained, which allowed water to get in both to the remodeled area and the existing home. The leaks continued until just prior to the filing of the complaint, it is stated.

According to the complaint, Eagle breached the terms of the agreement by "failing to properly install the sunroom."

The plaintiff complains that she has lost the money paid to Eagle as well as the enjoyment of using the sunroom. She also claims to have needed to do repairs to counter mold because of the "continuous wet conditions."

Rea also alleges negligence against the company for allegedly failing to properly install and inspect the sunroom prior to announcing the completion of the job. She is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

The plaintiff is represented by Kenneth L. Halvachs and Ronald J. Abernathy Jr. of Halvachs & Abernathy of Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 2019-L-1574

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