Matching of damaged parts of a building is nothing new. This “Give Me Your Walls” episode from the classic Dick Van Dyke Show demonstrates a typical concern most property owners have about the aesthetics of matching property:
Some insurance companies are now selling “swiss cheese” and “cheap” insurance because they specifically say they will not pay for matching of damaged to undamaged property. Some insurance companies will do anything to delay or avoid paying for matching including making the issue an alleged coverage issue on every case—“you will have to sue us if you want to get paid or agree to a heavy discount.”
These topics and United Policyholders filing an amicus brief supporting appraisal will be discussed today at 2 pm. Here is the link for the livestream.