Although I would never recommend using a contractor that is loyal to an insurance company and not to you, here are some tips to protect yourself and your home from the possibility of shoddy repairs or workmanship.
Demand to see the scope of work.
Make sure that you ask for a detailed scope of the work to be done. This is your right.
If you don’t agree with the scope of the work:
(a) get a second opinion from someone you trust and/or;
(b) invoke your policy’s Appraisal Clause. This is a built-in resolution dispute process included in most insurance policies that allows you to have your own appraiser and the insurance company’s appraiser submit their scopes to an independent third-party umpire. This third-party umpire will then decide which scope is more appropriate for the repairs that are required.