Deterioated Decking on Roof
Its been a while since I have relied on the Garden Forum but I hope that you can help me now.
We had some wind and hail damage on our roof, we received an insurance claim and have contracted with a roofer to replace the roof. We have retained a roofer that our neighbors used and deemed reliable. We are negotiating the repairs and the one sticking point is, "deterioated decking". He wants us responsible for the cost however he cant give us a finite amount until the shingles are off, we want to provide an alotment but one that is capped in order to limit our exposure. We have a skylight in the roof that has leaked in the past and I suspect that he is trying to limit his exposure for whatever repair is associated with that The money for the decking is external to the price of the roof and depending on the need could surpass what we were given for the claim. Originally I felt he was just trying to include more dollars.
But as we have moved through the negotiations, the only real sticking point is this, "deteriated decking". He is quoting a repair cost of $3.00 per linear foot. Is this good?, bad? My gut is telling me to cap this exposure to us. Any suggestions on understanding this or quantifying this would be helpful. the contractor has indicated that he will take pictures of what he deems necessary to replace and is OK with me having a 2nd GC take a look at the designated boards before they are removed.
I would appreciate any consul on how to move forward. Thanks again.