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What Can a Contractor Do if the Insurance Claim is Denied?

What Can a Contractor Do if the Insurance Claim is Denied?

Savvy contractors who understand what damage looks like and perform thorough inspections view a denied claim as just another minor setback and actively work to appeal a denied claim and convert it into a profitable job.

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5 Tips to Get Paid Faster on your roofing jobs

5 Tips To Get Paid Faster On Roofing Jobs

We all know that when it comes to supplements, the insurance carriers control the timeline. But, there are some things you can do to avoid unnecessary delays and get that check cut a little bit faster.

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Contractors' guide to hiring an office manager

Contractors’ Guide to Hiring an Office Manager

You posted your job description and now you have several applicants to sift through. How can you pick out the star performer from the bunch?

Let’s start with what you should be looking for when hiring your next OM.

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General Contractors should get O&P

How to get Contractor Overhead and Profit on an Insurance Claim

You completed the job but the insurance carrier doesn’t want to pay for overhead and profit (O&P). Contractors run into this issue all the time. …

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The Elite Team is back in a newly renovated office!

Office Renovation

Reunited and it feels so good! The first floor of the new office is completely renovated, with the event space, break room, and upstairs offices …

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working with adjusters

Roof Supplementing: Work With Adjusters to Get Paid More

Just like contractors, insurance carriers have processes and procedures in place to get their job done. The insurance company is not the enemy! In fact, …

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3 ways to qualify potential roofing sales reps

3 Ways to Qualify Potential Roofing Sales Representatives BEFORE the Interview

Are you looking to hire top-performers that have the motivation to get up everyday and work hard? Finding sales associates that are driven might seem tricky, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Lightning over houses

3 Tips to Manage Your Roofing Business During a Huge Storm

Did a big storm just blow through the area? You won’t be able to stay organized or get the most out of it if your …

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Roofing Contractors: Make More Money When You Take These Photos During Production

Production photos make supplementing easy. This post walks through real examples of photos that helped Elite get supplements approved and earn roofing contractors money.

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How to fill out an inspection checklist

This post walks contractors through our free inspection checklist and how to fill it out to make the most of their supplement efforts.

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Paperwork Roofing Contractors Need to close the deal

Roof Inspection Checklist: Paperwork Roofing Contractors Need to Close the Deal and Supplement

Paperwork and consistency are an essential part of a successful roofing business. We’ve compiled a list of 7 documents that every successful roofing company uses at different stages of their jobs.

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Roofing technology every contractor should use

Roof Inspection Checklist: Technology Every Roof Salesperson Should Use

There are a lot of apps designed to help roof contractors. We’ve compiled a list of the six apps we feel will help roofing contractors be more efficient and produce more jobs.

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How to Calculate Roof Waste: Restoration AI

When insurance adjusters bundle starter shingles and ridge cap while calculating roof waste, contractors lose money. Use Restoration AI to correctly calculate the roof waste on your roofing jobs and prove to the adjuster that his/her scope of loss is short on materials.

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What's in your tool belt?

Roof Inspection Checklist: 8 Tools Every Roofing Contractor Should Have in His (or Her) Tool Belt

In roofing sales, the roof inspection is the foundation of the entire insurance process. A quality roof inspection can help mitigate disputes with the adjuster. So, what are the tools you need to perform a roof inspection that lives up to insurance carrier standards? Here is our list of eight tools you should be using…

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How to get a Flat Roof Insurance Claim Approved

On the surface, flat roofs seem more simple than your average sloped roofs. But, with several different types of flat roofs and three different ways to install them, flat roofs are far from simple. Many adjusters don’t understand the intricacies of flat roofs and will often select the cheapest materials in Xactimate…

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CamScanner: Roofing Technology in Your Pocket

When you’re a roof salesman, your office is your truck. You might not have a computer or scanner on hand all the time, but I’m sure you have a smartphone. Here in the 21st century, there’s an app for everything! With the power of technology, you can carry a whole scanner around in your pocket.

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How much money can you make supplementing a roof?

How Much Money Can Roofing Contractors Really Make Through Supplementing?

Roof Supplementing can add thousands or even millions of dollars to your bottom line. Find out how much money you should be making by supplementing every job.

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Best roof measurement software

What Roof Measurement Software is Right for Your Company?

When it comes to measurement software, there are many different options out there that all have unique offerings. How do you decide which is best for your business? We’ll break down the assets of four different softwares…

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Gutters & Downs: Are You Getting Paid for the Correct Size?

Size matters! You might not think you need to document more than the footage on gutters & downs, but if that’s all you’re doing, you’re missing out on the money you could get.

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Drip Edge: How to Supplement

Be sure you are taking photos of your drip edge OR missing drip edge on every job! All good contractors know the importance of installing drip edge on the eaves and rakes. If you are installing it, you should get paid for installing it! Photos of drip edge that is damaged, painted, missing and required by code, rusted, or have the gutters installed through it are all worth your time – trust us on this. The manufacturers require the drip edge to be installed over the felt on the rakes.

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Roofing and Siding Access Issues: How to Supplement

Breaking your back installing siding under a deck? Wearing yourself out by double-handling all of your roofing debris because you can’t get your dumpster close to the house? Let’s get you paid for that additional labor! Next time you run into access issues, take a picture of it! Better yet take a short video with your smartphone. Below are just a few of the items in Xactimate we can request to help compensate for the access issues you run into on the daily. Let’s look at some real example photos.

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Japanese Maple bush

Tarps: How to Supplement

Every Roofing Contractor’s Worst Nightmare… To the average onlooker, this might look like an innocent bush, but as contractors, we know that this Japanese Maple bush can cost us $250 to $500 if it gets damaged during production. You don’t want to risk paying to replace it when it costs way less to throw a tarp over it to protect it, right? Furthermore, most carriers will pay for the tarp, so it’s basically a no-brainer. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO SUPPLEMENT FOR YOUR TARP? When visiting your worksite

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Roof ridge shingles with multiple hips

Ridge Shingles: How to Supplement

Ridge shingles often get denied by adjusters on the insurance scope of loss. Supplementing is the best way to get ridge shingles paid for by the insurance company. Find out how.

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Starter Shingles: How to Supplement

Are you trying to supplement starter shingles? This is one of the most common materials to be denied by the adjuster. Find out what you can do to get this approved!

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Contractors installing ice and water shield on a residential roof

Ice and Water Shield: How to Supplement

Are you trying to supplement Ice and Water shield on a roofing job? With these simple tips you can get this approved on your next roofing job.

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