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Question DetailsAsked on 7/18/2017

Need an estimate for my leaky roof

I have a T shingled roof started leaking. Insurance company wants a professional to say whether its maintained or the recent storm that is the reason for the leak . I want someone local.

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Odd - usually they send their oiwn adjuster to look at it - or they hire a local one if they don't have a local guy (like rural area).

Read some of the other posted questions in the Home > Roofing link about storm chasers and signing contracts that give the roofer a power of attorney and amortized versus replacement value insurance and such issues before signing anything with a contractor.

You could go with a Roofing contractor (the Angies List Search the List category) for the assessment - though unless you guarantee him the job (or whatever the insurance company pays plus your deductible) will probably charge you $100-150 for the inspection - and pretty much guaranteed to say it was the storm, so he knows the insurance company will be paying, so the job is poretty sure to go ahead and be done.

For a "fair" assessment, a licensed Home Inspector could look at it - but does the insurance company want a firm bid too - in which case you still need a roofer. Also, does the insurance company consider a roofer, an engineer/architect, or a homem inspector, or more than one of the above categories of "professionals" as suitable to do the assessment ? You may need to get some clarification from them - also do they want one bid, or several, from Roofers ?

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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