First round of "will you fix my house"?

Centralia, Missouri
May 17, 2016 10:20am CST
We got the first check from the insurance, and a referral to someone they have worked with before, who IS insured, bonded, and has passed background checks. These guys are also roofers AND general contractors, so that means a better chance more can get done with less out of pocket costs. We can't handle too many of those. About to start a gofundme, help us fix our house fund or something, sheesh. The deductible alone is nasty for anyone, let alone people on one income. I know, I should have had that in the bank, and I would have, if he hadn't lost his job. Blar. Life needs to send us good luck!!!! In about an hour they will be here to do a walkthough and start their bidding process with the insurance, I hope they can manage to work something out where they inflate a tad to help us recoop the costs of the deductible or something. Some places will do that.
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@Inlemay (16681)
• South Africa
17 May 16
sending you LIFE and some LUCK that comes with it - its good news and thats looking up
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 May 16
thanks dear, I keep saying we need some, then something even worse happens. Oh I know each time it could have been worse, but it would be nice to have a string of GOOD things happen, not bad things that could have been more bad.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
17 May 16
Good luck getting it fixed.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
so far it's still iffy
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@sugartoes (41248)
• Greencastle, Indiana
17 May 16
I hear a lot of folks do the gofundme thing & most of them work out pretty good I have thought about it & well I just not sure how good it would work for me but I do have a few things I could use some extra money for I might try it good luck with what you have going on your task hope it all works out for the best
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
I haven't dont it yet, but I am still really tempted
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@sharon6345 (131616)
• United States
17 May 16
That sounds bad for sure I would hope it works it self out soon. I am in a bind too.
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 May 16
we gotta have the roof replaced, the porch roof fixed, the porch structure repaired, a ceiling repaired inside, and most if not all of the wood fencing replaced
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 May 16
I hope it all works in your favor.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
so far not sure, he has to go back and counter what the insurance said, he found some more things that needed done for sure
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 May 16
@Jessicalynnt I hope it all works to your advantage.
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@DaddyEvil (25172)
• Aurora, Missouri
18 May 16
So, what have you found out now? Is that company willing to work with you or not? Good luck!
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
not sure yet. They are working on a revision of the initial bid for repairs, the inspector overlooked structural damage that MUST be repaired on the porch. We are waiting to hear back
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@DaddyEvil (25172)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 May 16
@Jessicalynnt And have they come to a working decision yet, Jess?
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 May 16
@DaddyEvil nope, waiting on the second group to reach out to the insurance with a re bid and then contact me back, I will call them tomorrow or friday for updates if I havent heard back
• Preston, England
17 May 16
hope you get a good bid from them and the work is all done soon
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
eh, it's so so, and we are going to have issues coming up with the 1.4k deductible, so we may have to pay someone to do a bit at a time
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• Preston, England
18 May 16
@Jessicalynnt hope it all goes ok and not too expensively for you
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
@arthurchappell I hope so, but I doubt it, considering how much needs to be done. I know it will costs in total 3-10K, now 3-5ish insurance covers, so hopefully we get get stuff done for that
• United States
19 May 16
I hope the financial end is not too exhausting and that the work expected to be done, will be . . .
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 May 16
That would be nice
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@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
18 May 16
I'm hoping only the best things will go your way...
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
so far iffy, we need more to fix it than they think is needed, plus the whole 1 job no money for a deductable thing. We shall see
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 May 16
Good luck with the inspection. It will be interesting to know how it pans out.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
he missed stuff! lol, so the contractor is resubmitting the stuff to the insurance, pointing out what they missed and what HE thinks it should cost to cover
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@UncleJoe (10315)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 May 16
Getting work done on your home can be very expensive. It cost an arm and leg just to take the wheels off our house.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
lol. Ahem. I just wish we both had jobs so we could afford the decuctibles
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
18 May 16
I hope things go well for you! Sure sounds like tons of work.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
I do believe it will be lots of work by the time we get it all worked out
@Susan2015 (21059)
• United States
18 May 16
Hope that you get a decent estimate.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
it wasn't great, but he is going back and telling the insurance they didnt put everything on there that needed fixed, so that will be a tad more money, but still, it's going to be hard to get stuff done
@marlina (75083)
• Canada
17 May 16
Good luck getting a good estimate.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
so far iffy but we are waiting for him to resubmit some things that werent on the original one
@DianneN (79965)
• United States
17 May 16
Best of luck to you!
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
keep it coming, nowhere near done yet
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• United States
17 May 16
Years ago we put in a claim for a damaged roof that caused damage inside. The roof, we found out many years later, cost $10K.....My husband told the ins. co. that he would fix the interior damage and they returned our deductable to us. That happened with a car also - we had the damage fixed at a Chevy place and they gave us the ded. back....we were lucky. I must have missed something - what is the damage from?
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
was from a storm, tornado hit town, as best we can tell it went over us, but we still have damage for our porch fence and roof.
@Corbin5 (109903)
• United States
17 May 16
Wishing you a good "inflate a tad!" These days, it seems no one can get ahead despite trying so hard to do so.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
that does indeed seem to be the case
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@RaineyR (215)
17 May 16
Good luck, they say bad things come in 3s so hopefully youll have some luck soon!
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 May 16
we have way more than 3 bad things so far