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Old 03-11-2019, 09:51 PM   #1
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Adjuster Said It Was Too Cold For Brittle Test?


Had to deal with an allstate adjuster today for wind damage on a roof. Roof probably 15 years old. Only approved repairs, even though shingles failed the brittle test and cracked. They should have bought the whole roof. Instead, he said it doesnt matter because the brittle test only counts if its warmer than 50 degrees. Anyone dealt with this before? Any good tips to handle allstate with this matter?
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:28 PM   #2
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Re: Adjuster Said It Was Too Cold For Brittle Test?


not aware of an astm test for "brittleness".

sort of an individual's opinion.

read this & see if it helps:

https://haageducation.com/june-2018-blog-post/

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Pour seventy degree water over shingle to tested, wipe damp dry, use laser pointer thermometer to insure shingle is over 50 degrees.... break off a large piece to shove in .........

Call Allstate supervisor for check list so you can comply with their needs.

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Change insurers, add an Allstate up-charge for any work on their clients homes?
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Re: Adjuster Said It Was Too Cold For Brittle Test?


Why should they have bought the whole roof? Hail or wind damage? Do you have pictures?

You can always claim the roof is non repairble due to the condition of the shingles but you're going to have to take it to appraisal because Allstate's supervisors back up their adjuster's.
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