we had that hail storm a few weeks back and called the insurance agent. after a few weeks there was inspections to the roof and the truck. they both had damage. now on my street there are like 3 different roofing companies right now knocking on all the doors. all the ones that have a roof like mine. apparently they don't make these any more and the guy just now said that because of that one ding and i qualify for a new roof, he would waive my deductible.
my first thought is 'are you a perv?' he was talking to my kids through the open window!! my second thought was 'hey don't you read?' i have a no soliciting sign on my door. then i thought wow he is desperate as i saw three other trucks going down my street stopping at every house and knocking. i do hope he gets some work, it must be humbling to have to ask for work. he did look like a strong man who should not be out of work. but there have been warnings on tv about contractors coming out of the woodwork and we need to watch out for scammers, but this was nuts!!
i am grateful today, we did not get hit by the recession, wes has a job that cannot be outsourced, yet. though we are looking to relocate.