We hired a roofing contractor after Hurricane IKE. We did not sign his contract nor did he sign the addendum we drafted. We were assured he would sign and therefore let the work proceed based on the referenece of a neighbor who belongs to his church (stupid I know).
The contractor then hired an unlicensed, out of state subcontractor who apprently just hired people off the street. Due to quality issues we had another roofing company come in and inspect the roof. He agrees the quality is poor and thinks they might have used used "second hand " shingles.
The original contractor is supportive on the phone and keeps saying he will stop over to adrress the problem but never does. I made my payments to the subcontractor as requested by the contractor, for which I have receipts. I have paid the full price and requested a paid in full receipt from the contracor which he stil has not given me.
Q1-Are my payments to the subcontractor considered a payment to the contrctor?
Q2-What recourse do I have against the contractor to correct the problems with my roof?