First of all I want to apologize upfront for the long post, but I really need some clarity from you pros!
We had a couple big hailstorms last summer that did a little bit of damage to our roof.
I called three roofing companies that sounded reputable from research.
1st company was great. They were very professional, very informative and did not try to push anything down my throat. They left me lots of materials and walked me through all the products they use. They gave me a quote that had a value on it and a quote and they then gave me a quote to give to my insurance agent that has no value just ‘negotiable’. They told me to setup a appointment with my adjuster and they would meet him/her on site. He also noted I would have to sign an agreement with they at the time of the meeting with adjuster.
2nd company was a smaller company. Very pleasant but didn’t have the materials, fancy brochures. This doesn’t mean alot to me anyways since I run a small company myself and can see through most of that stuff. He wouldn’t leave a quote but did say he would send me one in the mail.
3rd company was another small company, but was friendly and helpful. They wouldn’t give a quote. He said you don’t want to show the adjuster a quote because of a couple reasons. 1.) They don’t like people to try and tell them that they another guy inspected my roof and said it is damaged, and 2.) They will often only give you the amount on the estimate and they you will be out your deductable. He also said that I should request an independent adjuster when I call my insurance agent. He also said that adjusters don’t like it when roofing companies show up when they are trying to do their job. He told me to meet with them myself and be friendly to them as that is the best way to do it.
As you can see h’m confused as different companies have told me different things.
I’m hoping you guys can shed some light.
By the way, I’m in Minnesota.
Thanks in advance,