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Old 03-10-2009, 04:27 PM   #31
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two good ideas! thank you for clearing my head! I'm going to mention this to hubby (he's running it now - I'm officially sick of it!) Thanks, again!
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:58 PM   #32
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I feel your pain. IMHO getting a contractor out to the house to do anything is a royal pain the @*(#&@^&. If the insurance company is denying responsibility for the water damaged half of the roof and roofers will not do half a job can you negotiate with the roofer to get a good price on the full roof and then use the ins money to cover at least half the bill? Since you own your home and it is an investment, can you talk to the bank about a small home equity loan to get the roofer paid and then work to pay the bank back? Maybe if you agree to the full job with the insurance check straight to the roofer they would let you pay the balance over the next few months.

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We have State Farm also and, when we have made claims in the past, THEY want to bring in their own contractor and pay them directly to do the work. They explained to us that the work is then GUARANTEED, which would not be the case if they just reimburse you for a contractor you'd hire on your own.

Let them deal with this. And make sure that they and you document the secondary damage that is being caused by their delay. They should be responsible for that, too, as they should have made sure that your house was properly covered after the initial damage. This is what you pay them for.

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:12 PM   #34
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Cross your fingers! Hold your breath! I signed a contract with another contractor today. He says he will push State Farm for a whole new roof and won't settle for anything less. LET'S HOPE THIS IS IT!

Thank you everyone for putting up with my whining during all of this. I appreciate everyone's friendship and support here.

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Old 03-13-2009, 10:33 PM   #35
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Oh, that's awesome, Moni!! I hope the new contractor is successful!
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"Am the only one who finds it odd that Heaven has gates? Gates. What kind of neighborhood is Heaven in? Are the gates necessary? "Yeah, we got a lot of kids sneaking in and using the pool." Those gates weren't easy. We had to go down to Hell to get a contractor and everything."

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"Am the only one who finds it odd that Heaven has gates? Gates. What kind of neighborhood is Heaven in? Are the gates necessary? "Yeah, we got a lot of kids sneaking in and using the pool." Those gates weren't easy. We had to go down to Hell to get a contractor and everything."

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Finally! I'm getting a roof today! (Been waiting since Dec 9th)


You can see them replacing the soggy square up front (patch)
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All that racket will be the most beautiful sound in the world to you today! Are they going to do the whole roof?
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