New roof - insurance - general question
Our home is about 15 years old and two contractors have visited and say I have a very good shot at getting a claim approved for a full re-roof. At least three other homes in the subdivision have been approved due to hail and general weather damage (but none catastrophic as in a hurricane, etc).
The two quotes are about 10% apart. The insurance company wants me to pick one company (they have not seen these quotes and don't want to right now) to co-review when they visit to assess the claim. The insurance folks were already out earlier in the year (no contractor present) but said damage did not exceed the $1K deduct. Since then we have had at least two hailstorms.
So... which contractor should I pick to review with insurance adjuster? I don't know if this is a naive question so please no scathing comments. Really all I need to get done is a new or mostly new roof and I know I'll be paying for some things, but would like to present this in the most favorable light. Is a higher quote more likely to get approved or a lower one, or does it not matter?