As some of you may know, the NY, NJ area got clobbered by a windstorm last
week (75+ mph), after quite a snow storm a couple of weeks before. Damage
was extensive, thousands of trees blown down, some people without
electricity for a week. Imagine if the trees were fully leaved in the
So the insurance adjuster finally came today, and just left, after **
, doing a very detailed survey, inside and out -- much more detailed
than the roofing companies that came out -- and left me with a pile of
papers and a check, for about $10K, about half of that for branch damage to
the slate roof, the rest for inside water damage, A/C damage, other stuff.
The Q is:
What if the contractor prices come in, and exceed the insurance company
What happens if damage is later encountered that the adjuster didn't see?
Recourse? How to handle? War stories??
As a DIY-er, I don't know much about "real" prices, but the wife is already
pissed, thinks it's way too low.
I guess it's reasonable to assume that the insurance company bias is to
And, I won't be DIY'ing most of this, that's f'sure, so any lowballing could
Appreciate all input.