Just wanted confirmation of what I already knew. I filed a complaint with the BBB and am contacting my state licensing bureau on monday. thought maybe I'd have a licensed home inspector/siding specialist also come take a look. I know there are good contractors out there I'm just concerned about whether anyone will want to touch this job for fear of the possiblity of future litigation and being inconvenieced with possibly being called to testify. I only had a 1/3 deposit and 50% is done ok. the gutter subcontractor was fine but could only do 2/3 due to the portion in question. you would think this contractor would want to resolve this but continue's to give me a hard time and although I know he knows how this work is it's much worse then one can see and he has never been here during work. I have sympathy for crew 2 and 3 although they did not do right they were doing as they were told. I would not hold this against someone else but now know the questions to ask. questions that never would have occured to me. I wish I could just chalk it up as a learning experience but am afraid it will end up in court only because for the most part i still owe something, there is more then 1/3 of the work not in dispute. but with not knowing what it will cost for repair, like jason said I'm handing over no additional money till i find out. I can only hope my experience might help others avoid these pitfalls. thanks again you all have been so helpful!!