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Last Post 07/03/2007 11:44 AM by  host
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butch sanders
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07/01/2007 4:40 PM

    Is color taken into account, when roofing tile needs to be replaced ?

    I have a customer with a tile roof, that is no longer manufactured. All of the salvage yards have been searched, and the tile or accesories are not available.

    The carrier claims color doesn't matter, and suggest using a completely different product . Also they only want to replace 30 foot of  ridge. This means the homeowner will have 2 different types of ridge.

    I cannot warranty a repair like this, and it will look horrible.  I am roofing contractor.

    My suggestion was the carrier should replace all of the ridge & rake, and I can make the field tile work. They are not interested in any negotiation.

    I have my work than I can handle, 98% of my work is new construction. I do not like insurance claims becuse of  problems like these. But i really cannot just bail out on this Lady.

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    butch sanders
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    07/01/2007 6:53 PM
    no comments ?
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    wscook
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    07/01/2007 7:35 PM
    There are some must match rules in some states. It may be applicable in your client's state.
    William S Cook
    Florida Public Adjuster
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    butch sanders
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    07/01/2007 7:56 PM
    Thanks
    once again i only want what is fair for both parties.
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    JimGary
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    07/01/2007 8:48 PM
    In the locations I have worked, which I admit are not as many as some, we only paid for what was damaged, no more. For example, vinyl siding. Matching was not a consideration. Now that being said, in most cases the company bent over backwards to make sure the customer given every consideration before just saying no.

    JWG
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    Buford Gonzales
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    07/02/2007 9:05 AM
    Have your client hire an attorney. Usually, just the mention of an attorney will change the perspective of the carrier in question. Insurance carriers do not do well in court as a rule.
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    Ray Hall
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    07/02/2007 1:43 PM

    I respectifully disagree with Jack French.  Very few first party cases ever get to court as the insured can not find an attorney to take a case to trial that has a slim chance of being won. On a case like this example I dont think you could find any attorney to take it on a contingency basis.  If an attorney took a case like this on a fee basis the retainer before going to court would be several thousand dollars. If millions of dollars are involved the whole picture changes. This is a perfect example of a case the insurance carrier would request appraisal provisions on.  { the amount of the loss is in dispute}.

    "Well how about the cost of defense"..... Yes we have considered that good lawyers ,who can win cases like this will cost both sides the same amount. "How about a nuisance settlement ? Very well we will have our attorneys get a dismissal of the law suit. I will cancel my insurance.  Well we are sorry you feel that way.

    Insurance carriers know their rights, duties and obligations.   Very bad advice to give, Jack.

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    Ray Hall
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    07/02/2007 2:08 PM

    I have been involved with mold claims with 3rd party liability claims with slum property's for years. I have been involved with some very large $ amount mold cases with resulting  trial verdicts in Texas. We may have seen the last of mold trials on both first and 3rd party claims.

    Why ? Most liability polices now excluded damages from mold. The first party coverage is non existant or very low dollar amount limits and this takes the attorneys out of the picture.

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    butch sanders
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    07/02/2007 8:24 PM
    myself, i will never reccomend an attorney.
    i have read her policy, and in this matter it is vague.
    what exactly is the same product. i believe instead of the total roof, you can break it down to trim pieces.
    i still will push to replace all ridge & rake.
    thanks for your input people, and none of this will be repeated in this matter.
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    Buford Gonzales
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    07/03/2007 8:34 AM
    Ray

    I'm a business man. I keep a lawyer on retainer. I often just have him write a letter in cases involving Insurance Claims, and the response I get from the Insurance companies is usually very favorable towards my position. In the past, when I was not an adjuster, and had a claim of my own, just the mention of a lawyer would change the carriers attitude. I would never suggest a lawyer to an Insured I am dealing with, however, this is a roofing company dealing with an Insured, not my own. From my persional experience, my advice was spot on.
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    host
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    07/03/2007 11:44 AM

    This topic is in three different forums.  I'm locking two of the topics.

    The discussion can continued in this thread >> http://www.catadjuster.org/Forums/t...aspx 

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