Hello i will try and keep this as short as possible. 2800 sqft roof basic shingle roof.
Roofers were scheduled through home advisor to check the roof because the termite inspector recommended it. The roofing company came and spoke to my father and with 3 hours convinced him to sign a contract for 20k to replace the roof at 9pm also said he had to sign the wiaver of right to cancel in order to get a “discount”. Additionally 100% financed. They started work right away next day and then on second day said an additional 18k worth of work is needed. As soon as i found out about this I had them cancel the contract and stop work right away. Now after 1.5 days of work they sent an attorneys letter asking for immediate payment of 12k… i check BBB and they got a D rating, and yelp reviews indicate exact same scheme and sale pitch word for word “we have a project in the areas, share dumpsters and inspector, but need to start right away… etc…”
Couple of questions i have we are located in los angeles.
the permit was pulled (express permit) but it was pulled by a completely different roofing company that we did not hire is that permit valid for this company to work on the house?
how much is a reasonable amount to charge for strictly demo of the 2800 sqft roof and disposal of old roofing?. they did not remove the wood underneath the underlayment and shingles. i feel like 12k for 1.5 days of work is crazy.
they said they would be filing a mechanics lien in the attorney letter with invoice soon. what next step should we do? really not sure how to approach this.
-my father did sign everything and he is not the sharpest tool in the shed… any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!