*Options I considered for this project:
I could have opted to fork out the money, fix the leak myself and worry about the roof replacement later, but that made no sense to me. I felt there were really no options other than finding a reputable contractor at a reasonable price to do the job and getting the insurance company to agree to the price. One thing I realized after receiving the estimate for the job and the cost allowance from the insurance company and that was although the insurance company specified three-tab replacement shingles (which were on the house initially) I could opt for architectural shingles instead. There was a bit of a cost difference, but not enough to rule them out.
*Questions and unexpected events that arose during the project:
This experience taught me a lot about home owners insurance and being your own best advocate. The first adjuster that came out to the property was less than thorough. He failed to do an adequate job on assessing the damage which lead to the insufficient conclusion of