Re: Questionable Porch Roof Replacement Method
Everything you've described indicates that this "contractor", and I use the term extremely loosely in this instance, doesn't know his posterior from a rather deep and dark hole in the ground!
1 - From the get-go, the issue needed to be assessed and a course of repair suggested. During this assessment, it should have been clear to even a reasonably experienced tradesman, that there were multiple layers and that opening up this can of worms would create a new can of worms.
2 - As the repair began and more information was brought forward, this "contractor" should have discussed the new developments with you and suggested a course of action, even if that was for him to back away and bring in a certified roofer.
What I can tell you without a doubt is that what has occurred to date is not the mark of someone who even remotely knows what they're doing, let alone anything close to industry standards (another term I hate extremely ). Whatever you do, do not call this individual back to continue work, and I would talk with your insurance agent/adjuster for a lead to a roofer whom they recommend to resolve this issue. At the very least, they don't have a lot of wiggle room if the roofer they recommend FUBAR's the job and they have to pay out. More importantly, you are more likely to get someone who is qualified to do this repair. It will likely be way more expensive and extensive than you expected, however, when it comes to roof work, it is far more important that the work be done properly than to try to skimp and save a buck with a cut rate idiot who doesn't know what they're doing.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!