Is your customer on your team? Are you on the same page? Signing a new customer to a roofing sales (or insurance restoration sales) contract is a serious commitment, and one that should be taken seriously. Properly preparing and educating your customer about the...
How much does Xactimate pay for roofing tarping? The Practitioner Podcast – Episode 04. Property owners have the obligation of immediately mitigating damages. Tarping a roof 100% can be a great profit generator for roofing contractors, and can help win more...
Welcome to another episode of The Practitioner Podcast! Xactimate pays significantly less and is not correct in many of its default trade settings in estimates for: RFG vs DMO, INS vs DMO, DRY vs DMO and much more. Xactimate trade differences pay less. Knowing how to...
New Podcast Series: “The Practitioner” | Mitigation, Contents and Reconstruction. Our first episode takes a deep dive into the three phases of the insurance restoration industry. There are many professionals in the industry who specialize in these various...
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The insurance claims process can be slow, but the contractor actually has more control over the the speed and timing than you might realize. Time is money, especially if you are a roofing contractor/insurance restoration general contractor. This episode covers 5 tips to improve the speed of the insurance claims process. Please let me know […]
Why don't insurance adjusters approve most contractor estimates? Here I discuss what I believe to be the five top reasons for insurance companies not agreeing with roofing contractors and insurance restoration contractors when they submit their Xactimate estimate for approval. Please let me know what your thoughts are below. Keep winning, my friends... Much love […]
If you're a roofing contractor, winning the game with insurance adjusters in the roofing business and insurance restoration general contracting involves playing THEIR game better than they do... using their rules against them... even though you're a roofer, it doesn't mean you can't beat them at their own game. Less friction, less resistance, more approvals... […]
If the insurance claim pays out to the property owner and the mortgage company as the payees, how can you get the insurance check released from the mortgage company? Roofing contractors and insurance restoration contractors usually struggle with delays caused by this problem when working through the roofing claim process. This episode will help you […]
Insurance claim supplement advice SPECIFICALLY for State Farm Insurance. Roof damage, water damage, fire damage, hurricane damage, wind damage, hail damage claims with State Farm is a majority of what you will see because State Farm has the majority of the market share for residential property damage claims. State Farm needs to be handled entirely […]
If you do this on roofing claims - or water damage claims, hurricane claims, hail damage claims, wind damage claims, fire damage, etc. - you will lose and fail. It is so imperative that you first research the basic fundamentals of the insurance policy, starting with the declarations page (or "dec page"). You need to […]
A roofing contractor - who is enrolled in my IES Certified training course - called me for advice because an insurance adjuster on one of his roofing and general contracting jobs is trying to burn him after he sent him his Xactimate estimate. I think he has the solution to overcome the situation. Please let […]
Don't fall for this insurance claims roofing TRAP that insurance adjusters set. As a matter of fact, in this episode I talk about SEVERAL traps that insurance companies tend to set that roofing contractors need to beware of. This covers Xactimate estimates, insurance engineers, roofing approvals/denials, water damage claims, insurance adjuster interaction and much more. […]
Setting up a supplement system for roofing insurance claims and insurance restoration general contracting claims needs to be one of your top priorities right now. My advice is to set up a supplementing system made up of three separate departments: the inspection department, the Xactimate estimate writing department and the insurance claim supplementing department. You […]
Getting the insurance adjuster to approve your Xactimate estimate can be a complicated and difficult process. However, following a methodical strategy from start to finish can give you the advantage over the insurance adjuster when trying to reconcile your roofing or restoration Xactimate estimate. Let's discuss how to get the highest possible amounts approved on […]