i would quit talking to the guy....he is out of gasI don't have a problem with homeowner buying materials.
There have been lawsuits by homeowners against contractors in which the homeowner lost because they are considered the GC of the job, buying materials was one of the main reasons they were considered GC.
Plus its a lot less money out of pocket. I plan for delays and missed material markup when i work my estimate.
He'd probably get a better deal if I did supply materials, but I don't feel like I'm out of anything by letting him supply.
I didnt see alotta reason to document his existing roof condition in the contract considering its not my scope of work. I guess in hindsight it would have been a good idea, but at the time I probably would have never thought of it.
you owe him nothing
he would have to whistle pretty loud to find a lawyer who would be fool enuff to try to bring on any actions towards you
to bad you had to run into him...but then again there is one on every block