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Old 05-15-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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I am not asking anyone how to price my roofs. I am asking for someone to email me the line item price list for residental roofing in Brookfield Missouri, 64628. As Ive said before I have my own spreadsheet made to price roofs. Well recently my area and 90 mile radius has been hit by hail. I know most of the adjusters use this in my area so I guess Im just curious as to my numbers compared to theirs. My email is parns3@hotmail.com if anyone is willing to help thanks guys.
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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Why don't you just get Xactimate and use it for yourself. It is very easy to learn.

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Why don't you just get Xactimate and use it for yourself. It is very easy to learn.

I believe in pricing my work by my cost not by some software. I guess Im just curious to how my compares to the software.
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Xactimate provides updates with pricing lists.
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I believe in pricing my work by my cost not by some software. I guess Im just curious to how my compares to the software.
Are you going to use the softwares pricing?
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Just ask the homeowners for their paperwork. It says right on the paperwork to "show to your contractor". Why price bid like everyone else?

Xactimate is nice and very helpful, but most adjusters and cheap homeowners won't pay the prices anyhow.
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Before I got Xactimate I gathered as many estimates together as possible and made my estimate based of the estimates. A lot more work than Xactimate but most insurance adjusters paid off the price list.

The last two adjusters adjusters said the most they pay on easy walkable roofs is $275 a square. I sort of laughed and then said my lowest out of pocket bids start at $300 per square. How I look at is at least they are buying roofs! Right now getting a lot of, "We used to buy for this type of hail but we are looking for the real damage now".
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Right now getting a lot of, "We used to buy for this type of hail but we are looking for the real damage now".
What is the difference between what they used to pay for and what they are not now?

Has their re-defined interpretation changed about what hail damage is since Haag came out with some new article in Professional Roofing Magazine?

Are not dents in the shingles from impact and granule loss exposing the asphalt no longer considered damaged enough to affect their functionality?

Well, they have been using those lines on me for the past year already. Now, some of them want to see a puncture through the mat, which can penetrate through to the bottom of the shingle.

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P.S. By the way, since Xactimates Pricing Data Base updates every month, would their pricing right now really matter in a short span from now?





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Are you going to use the softwares pricing?
Honestly if im leaving money one the table yeah I probably will. If im just a hair high yes too. Im sure not going to drop my price and loose money.
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I am not asking anyone how to price my roofs. I am asking for someone to email me the line item price list for residental roofing in Brookfield Missouri, 64628. As Ive said before I have my own spreadsheet made to price roofs. Well recently my area and 90 mile radius has been hit by hail. I know most of the adjusters use this in my area so I guess Im just curious as to my numbers compared to theirs. My email is parns3@hotmail.com if anyone is willing to help thanks guys.
I just looked at their website. Don't they have a 30 day trial ?

I didn't see pricing. How much is the software and updates ?... I see the pricing now.

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We use Xactremodel which has all the functionality you need. You don't need the adjusters tools anyway such as Xactimate 25 as it just has the add ons for the claims central, uploading claims, claims forms, depreciation, etc. The difference is about $30.00/month if you pay monthly between the two versions. I do insurance losses from $6,000 roofs to $500,000 burn outs and Xactremodel prints out basically the same estimate that the adjuster has and we still use the same database. I pay yearly for my subscription and it is $560.00 per year. You'll cover that very quickly. I just had a Hartford claim that we filed and when I told the desk adjuster that we had the work up in Xactimate, which is the program their main independent Crawford uses, she told me to just take good pictures and email the report to here and she would see if she could get her manager to approve it based on our pics and estimate. They actually save money not sending the independent out. The software will pay for itself, though. If you absolutely don't want it, PM me and I will try to email you your numbers.

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Ok I bit the bullet and bought it. Ive been toying around with it and turns out Im a couple hundred dollars within the xactimate estimates plus or minus. Looks alot more profesional and should help alot when dealing with insurance jobs.
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Good luck buddy.

Now I would get a Mod to erase this thread for you.....since you gave out the zip code to the hail storm.
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Good luck buddy.

Now I would get a Mod to erase this thread for you.....since you gave out the zip code to the hail storm.
Im not to worried about that. One of the biggest storm chasers in my state is in my hometown, yeah a town of 4500 ppl in the middle of no where. As a matter of fact I just landed a job about 50 yards from his main office ( this is a whole other story and man is it good). Ill give away a little secret I found. I sure most of you guys already know of this but I post it anyway www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/today.html
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Ill give away a little secret I found. I sure most of you guys already know of this but I post it anyway www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/today.html
A couple more secrets with more secrets with more in depth data than that of ncdc or spc.

1. www.hailwatch.com
2. www.castorweather.com

Val Castor is a storm chaser (weather wise) from Stillwater, OK and is the man the famed Gary England (meteorologist) was talking to during the F5 tornado that wiped out OKC and Moore about 10 years ago. His reports come in either email or fax, but have alot of 'in the field' information from sources he has all over the country. You get more street intersections and such. Always available to answer a question or give you an archive of an old storm report once you have subscribed.

The guys at www.anythingweather.com (hailwatch) have taken the technology to a different level. Originally hail algyrythms started with a company out of Norman, OK. These guys have taken these hailswaths and put them on google earth so you can zoom down and actually see buildings. Very reasonably priced as well.

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