Re: Roofing Contractor Let Leak Sit Unfixed for 6 Months, Wants Full Payment
the full $4000 is due and payable because that is what you contracted to pay.
first, if you want to seek damages, you will need to quantify them. If you walk into court and say "I know there are damages behind the wall. I have no idea what the value of the damages is", the judge will tell you you do not get compensated for something you cannot prove.
1.) The damage done to the house while the roof was leaking (cant really tell the extent of it because most of the path of the leaked water is behind walls).
You might get one repair worth of time and materials but after that, if you knew the leak was still there, you don't get to collect to repair something that you knew would be a problem, or that actually still was.
2.) My time and materials spent repairing the drywall 3 times.
that is the cost of doing business sometimes.
3.) My time and money spent traveling and waiting for them to not show up for appointments and
sorry but first, if you have paid vacation days and were paid for the time off, you lost nothing. Beyond that, it is not compensable anyway.
4.) My time that I had to take off of work. I get paid vacation
pay what you contracted to pay and sue the roofer for whatever you believe would be proper.
What legal recourse do I have if they will not agree to reduce what is owed and threaten to send it to collections?
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.