One of the problems is the roof... it's leaking, but we're not sure quite where (small leak). We just noticed it last week but I am guessing it's related to a hurricane last month. So is it too late to submit a claim to our insurance? They did take pics of the roof after the hurricane -- we had another unrelated claim (that they denied after saying it would be covered!!) -- so maybe they already have it on file??? Do I talk to insurance before or after repairing the roof? And since the leak isn't obvious, how do I know that what I pay the roofer for will actually fix the leak? And he said there are other problems with our chimney and vents and we need a plumber to move one of the vents before he'll even touch the job... so are these guys generally honest & upright or do they find random "problems" so they can charge us more???
I'm trying to get friends to recommend reliable people but no one seems to know anyone so we're kind of on our own... And DH is laid off so our financial resources are limited, we CAN'T get ripped off on this...
Oh and will a plumber cause lots of internal repair stuff (drywall etc.) or are they good at working around that??? Any other generic tips on hiring professionals could be useful too... *sigh*
Edited by crunchy_mommy - 10/13/11 at 11:08am