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Why Hire a Company to Help with Roofing Insurance Claims?

Why Hire a Company to Help with Roofing Insurance Supplements in Omaha, NE?

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Are you interested in reducing expenses and increasing profits for your expanding roofing business? You can achieve these goals without compromising quality. As a roofer, you understand that every project is critical to your company's financial success. Given the high level of competition in the industry, it's important to seek ways to gain an edge over your competitors continuously.

For many roofing contractors, having a team of insurance restoration consultants to handle tasks like Xactimate writing is the solution they need to gain that edge. Here are just a few of the most common reasons why roofing contractors like you trust IRC Estimates for help with roofing insurance supplements.

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Great Xactimate Training is Hard to Find

When insurance adjusters prepare claims, they rely on a software program called Xactimate. This program allows them to input large amounts of data and corresponding codes to generate a claim. However, if an adjuster lacks knowledge about roofing, the generated claim may not be accurate. Adjusters are required to follow their company's standard policies, which means that the information generated for a claim is entirely decided by the insurer.

Unfortunately, this can be bad news for homeowners and roofing contractors who are trying to complete a job. The claim generated by an adjuster may not account for overhead and profit or other contractor expenses. But with Xactimate training from companies like IRC Estimates, you can help ensure your claims are accurate and account for the expenses you need to get your roofing job done right. Contact our office today to learn more about how our team helps roofing contractors with Xactimate training and more.

Help Ensure You're Doing Your Best Work

Without roofing insurance supplements in Omaha, NE, it can be easy for an insurance adjuster to miss certain types of damage when they're assessing a roofing job. While an adjuster's job is to estimate the extent of the damage, their estimate is only an approximation. Supplementing a project can help ensure that all issues, damage, and necessary materials are properly calculated, so you can confidently have all the supplies and preparation needed to complete the job to the best of your ability.

The Process of Supplementing Takes Time You Don't Have

Insurance company desk adjusters often find themselves spending a significant amount of time completing monotonous tasks like estimating claims for homeowners who have experienced structural damage and require financial assistance for repairs. These tasks, which can include negotiating, make up the bulk of what they do for their 40-hour work week. They don't have business obligations and client needs to exceed.

Smaller roofing companies, on the other hand, may not have the financial resources to hire a team of adjusters or estimators to help counter insurance claims with supplements. As a result, they either spend time doing the supplements themselves or hire someone with less knowledge or skill to complete the task. This not only negatively impacts their bottom line, but it is also not a cost or time-efficient approach. By relying on a company that specializes in roofing insurance supplement assistance for contractors, you can potentially free up your time and focus more on serving customers.

Office Turnover Hurts

Small roofing contractors who choose to hire office staff to handle supplement preparation and multitasking may face high turnover rates. As previously mentioned, the work can be time-consuming and tedious, causing entry-level employees to tire quickly and seek better opportunities elsewhere. Furthermore, most office staff may lack the proficiency required to operate Xactimate software and may not have on-the-job experience with roofing projects.

Essentially, you may end up with an insurance adjuster on staff. Is that something you really want to consider?

Rejected Roofing Insurance Supplements are Real

One crucial point to note is that inexperienced preparers often overlook important aspects when creating roof supplements. Without adequate knowledge, they may not be able to prepare the supplement accurately and may take a longer time to submit it, which could result in a rejection from the insurance company.

Additionally, untrained office staff may not be able to fully maximize the supplement for a claim and verify its authorization, which can lead to missed opportunities for the business owner to receive the full amount they are entitled to.

Keeping It "In-House" Isn't Always Wise

Are you considering handling roof supplements on your own, or are you open to outsourcing to a skilled team of experts? While it may seem like a wise decision to keep the process in-house in the short term, that may not work for long. Without someone by your side with years of roofing supplement experience, you could be missing as much info as the inexperienced adjuster with whom you're fed up. That's why roofing contractors use companies like IRC Estimates - to ensure they get the materials and compensation they truly deserve to do the best job possible.

FAQs About Roofing Insurance Supplements in Omaha, NE

As insurance restoration consultants, IRC Estimates works with a wide range of roofing contractors throughout the year. Some are brand-new at what they do and need help understanding the nuance or work involved with roofing supplements, Xactimate writing, and construction restoration in general. And that's OK - everyone has got to start somewhere.

Whether you're a new roofing contractor feeling lost or you're a seasoned expert looking to brush up on your knowledge, keep reading. Below are just a few of the most frequently asked questions that our roofing insurance supplement consultants handle daily.

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What's the point in supplementing roofing jobs? I'm busy enough as it is.

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This is one of the most asked-about topics that we hear at IRC Estimates. And the answer is simple - to get paid what you should be getting paid on roofing insurance claims jobs. What that means is you get paid the actual cost to do the job that you accepted correctly, such as:

  • Quantity of Materials
  • Installation Best Practices
  • Adhering to Building Code Mandates
  • More

The truth is that insurance companies aren't the enemy, but they sure do make mistakes. It's up to you, as the roofing contractor, to discover and remediate those mistakes - not just for you but for your roofing client. The fact is that your clients hire you because they believe you're an expert at filing and managing roof insurance claims. By supplementing those claims, you're both demonstrating your expertise while providing excellent service and results. If you don't have the time to do so, it's wise to search for professional help with your roofing insurance supplements.

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Is there a set number of roofing jobs that I should supplement?

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The quick answer is that you should review all of your roofing jobs to see if they need to be supplemented. Remember that consistency is key here. By having a clear and standardized process for thorough inspections, it will be easier to determine if your roofing project requires a supplement and easier to file one too.

The best way to achieve this is by giving your sales reps clear guidelines on how all roof inspections should be conducted. Top contractors use inspection checklists and photo checklists to ensure that all damage and necessary materials are properly documented for the job. While this may add an additional 15-30 minutes to the sales reps' current process, it will benefit your roofing business in many ways.

If you're just starting out and need some help on how to optimize this process, contact IRC Estimates today to speak with one of our consultants.

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When is the right time to think about roofing insurance supplements in Omaha, NE?

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When it comes to roofing supplements, there are two opportune times to submit them: Pre-Production (before installation) and Post-Production (after installation, but before depreciation is released). The most effective method is to file both Pre-Production and Post-Production supplements for insurance roofing jobs.

For Pre-Production supplements, it's best to write or send them to a supplementing company as soon as the adjuster has provided the full scope of loss. This is because it can take the adjuster and carrier several days to settle these claims, and it's important to avoid scheduling an installation if there are expensive Xactimate line items that haven't been approved yet. Often, when a Pre-Production supplement is approved, the carrier will send an extra ACV check to the homeowner for the additional line items on the revised estimate.

Contractors with effective roof inspection processes tend to have faster turnaround times on Pre-Production supplements and encounter fewer scheduling issues. When they don't have those processes in place, they often use a trusted partner like IRC Estimates, with years of experience managing Xactimate software and roofing issues covered by insurance.

Your Trusted Choice for Roofing Insurance Supplements in Omaha, NE

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IRC Estimates offers a comprehensive range of roofing insurance supplement services for roofing contractors, including Xactimate claim writing and management, claims administration, estimates, and consulting services. Our dedication to roofing contractors enables them to streamline their operations and reduce costs by either outsourcing their claims administration entirely or learning how to manage it themselves.

Whatever your goals may be, IRC Estimates is here to help you expedite your services and grow your roofing business, one roofing insurance claim at a time. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you maximize every roof claim that comes across your desk by using supplements.

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Creighton vs. DePaul Game Info

The DePaul Blue Demons (3-16, 0-8 Big East) will visit the No. 17 Creighton Bluejays (15-5, 6-3 Big East) after dropping six road games in a row. It tips at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 27, 2024.Watch college basketball, other live sports and more on Fubo! Use our link to sign up for a free trial.Get tickets for any college basketball game this season ...

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Upgrades coming: What's included in Westside High School's $34 million project

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BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT: "It was very shocking because, I mean, I was expecting something like big and cool but it was like extremely different and so cool," said Berkley Gemar, a freshman on the Westside High School swim team.

That’s how Gemar says she reacted to the pool's new look.

"I have been swimming here for years, because I do club in this pool too, so I think it will be a really cool like new experience" Gemar said.

Westside has a well-known swim program, and this pool has been its home since it was built in the 1960s.

Head coach Andy Rider said the renovations will impact more than just the swim team.

"Our learn to swim programs, we'll have our swim classes during the day, we have our lifeguard training class as well and they will all be able to access the pool," Rider said.

Features include 8 lanes, added deck space and the same type of pool you will see in the Olympics.

But the pool renovation is just one piece of a privately funded $34 million project, that has a little something for everyone.

“It consists of everything regarding college and career readiness center to an innovation lab to performance and wellness center, medicine, family resource center and a pool,” said Terry Hanna, president of the Westside Foundation. "Every 2,000 students that is connected to this high school at any given year, they are going to be impacted."

Construction will start this spring and take about 18 months.

"The new space will be ready by fall of 2025 and then late winter the renovated space would be created," Hanna said.

That means freshmen like Berkley will get to experience the completed upgrades their junior year.

"I think it is super nice and cool to see that they like really do care about us, athletes and students, like that they are doing things for everyone in Westside community," Berkley Gemar said.

There is a public meeting at Westside High School on February 8 at 6 p.m. For more information about the Impacting Excellence Campaign, visit the Westside Foundation's website.

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What happened in Omaha men's basketball this week

Here's what happened in Omaha men's basketball this last week.* * *TULSA, Okla. — An offensive drought in the final eight minutes of the first half cost the Omaha men as the Mavericks lost 74-67 at Oral Roberts on Thursday night.The Mavs never trailed through the first 12 minutes as they took an 18-12 lead on a JJ White layup. But that's when the Golden Eagles got hot from behind the arc.ORU buried six 3-pointers in the final eight minutes of the half to turn a six-point deficit into a 34-22 halftime lead. J...

Here's what happened in Omaha men's basketball this last week.

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TULSA, Okla. — An offensive drought in the final eight minutes of the first half cost the Omaha men as the Mavericks lost 74-67 at Oral Roberts on Thursday night.

The Mavs never trailed through the first 12 minutes as they took an 18-12 lead on a JJ White layup. But that's when the Golden Eagles got hot from behind the arc.

ORU buried six 3-pointers in the final eight minutes of the half to turn a six-point deficit into a 34-22 halftime lead. Jailen Bedford and Kareem Thompson hit two 3s each in the final five minutes to give the Golden Eagles all the momentum. ORU also hit six 3s in the second half.

UNO missed all seven of its 3-point attempts before halftime, and leading scorer Frankie Fidler was 0 of 5 from the field in the half. Fidler found the range after halftime as he finished with a team-high 19 points.

ORU was up 54-39 after hitting its 10th 3 of the night with 11 minutes left before an 11-2 Omaha run cut the deficit to 56-50 with six minutes left on a Marquel Sutton dunk.

UNO cut the deficit to five points on four occasions down the stretch but couldn't get closer.

Sutton added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Mavs, JJ White had 14 points and Nick Davis added 10 points and seven rebounds.

The loss is Omaha's third straight.

DENVER — The Omaha men scored the first 17 points of the second half and dominated the rest of the way for a 91-72 win at Denver on Saturday afternoon.

UNO (11-12) improves to 4-4 in league play as it won its second Summit road game. Omaha had lost to Denver 95-80 at home to open league play last month.

It was a Denver team (13-9, 4-3) that won 111-110 in double overtime on Thursday when guard Tommy Bruner scored 49. UNO held Bruner to 21 points on 6-of-20 shooting, while a trio of Mavs had huge days on the offensive end.

Omaha was up 36-31 late in the first half before scoring seven of the last nine points for a 43-33 halftime lead. Marquel Sutton, who finished with 22 points and six rebounds, had a 3-pointer and another jumper in the closing minutes.

Then Frankie Fidler took over, scoring eight points in the first 2:10 of the second half. The Bellevue West grad finished with 31 points, five rebounds and six assists. It's the third time this season Fidler has scored at least 30 in a game.

When Sutton made a layup at the 16:16 mark, UNO's capped its 17-0 run. And the Mavs kept adding on to its advantage, taking a 74-43 lead with 10 minutes to go after a Tony Osburn 3-pointer. Osburn went 6 of 9 on 3s for the day to finish with 18 points and seven rebounds.

Omaha, which still led 87-57 with five minutes to go, shot 56.9% from the field, including 13 of 23 on 3s.

UNO returns home to face St. Thomas on Thursday.

What happened in Omaha women's basketball this week

Here's what happened in Omaha women's basketball this last week.* * *Oral Roberts' work on the offensive glass propelled the Golden Eagles to an 88-78 win over the Omaha women Thursday night at Baxter Arena.It was the 10th straight loss for the Mavs, but they hung close most of the night to Oral Roberts, which improved to 6-1 in Summit League play.UNO was within 53-50 after a Kennedi Grant basket with 4:25 left in the third quarter. Oral Roberts stretched its lead to 73-60 with six minutes to go before Omaha score...

Here's what happened in Omaha women's basketball this last week.

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Oral Roberts' work on the offensive glass propelled the Golden Eagles to an 88-78 win over the Omaha women Thursday night at Baxter Arena.

It was the 10th straight loss for the Mavs, but they hung close most of the night to Oral Roberts, which improved to 6-1 in Summit League play.

UNO was within 53-50 after a Kennedi Grant basket with 4:25 left in the third quarter. Oral Roberts stretched its lead to 73-60 with six minutes to go before Omaha scored seven straight to make it 73-67 with four minutes left. ORU was able to hold off the Mavs from there.

A key for ORU was second-chance points as it won that category 17-2.

Grant led three Mavs in double figures with 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals. Grace Cave scored 12 of her 14 points in the first half, while freshman Cora Olsen added 13.

The Omaha women snapped their 10-game losing streak with an 80-77 comeback win over Denver on Saturday afternoon at Baxter Arena.

The Mavs (5-16, 1-7 Summit) trailed 37-27 at halftime and were down 73-68 with 2:30 left before finishing on a 12-4 run.

"It feels good and I think the kids just needed to experience a win," coach Carrie Banks said. "We got nine regular-season games left and this will get us ready for those."

UNO committed 13 turnovers in the first half in dealing a double-digit deficit. But Katie Keitges hit three 3-pointers in the first seven minutes of the third quarter to help spark the Mavs, who committed just three second-half turnovers.

Omaha led 66-63 with five minutes to go before Denver (4-16, 1-6) surged in front with a 10-2 run. Denver was looking to snap its own seven-game losing streak.

But Keitges hit her fifth 3 of the second half to make it 73-71 with 2:10 left. There were three ties after that — the game featured 15 lead changes and 12 ties — before Kennedi Grant hit two free throws with 8.1 seconds left to put UNO up 79-77.

Omaha then made a defensive stop and Aaliyah Stanley was fouled with 1.7 seconds left. She made 1 of 2 and Denver's half-court heave at the buzzer bounced off the rim.

"Confidence. Never doubt your confidence," said Grant of her late free throws. Grant scored 18 of her team-high 24 points after halftime, going 9 of 12 from the line.

As a team, UNO was 18 of 21 on free throws in the second half. Cora Olsen, a freshman from Millard South, was 9 of 9 on the day and finished with 15 points and six rebounds.

Omaha goes on the road Thursday to play St. Thomas.

Omaha hit record low Missouri River level during cold snap

No wonder the Omaha Public Power District had trouble with icing on the Missouri River water intakes at its coal-fired power plants during the region's recent run of frigid weather.The power utility's officials called on customers to conserve energy as a precaution Jan. 14 after low water levels in the river and icing on equipment temporarily sidelined plants in North Omaha and Nebraska City.The Mighty Mo indeed went low.John Remus, chief of Missouri River Basin water management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said...

No wonder the Omaha Public Power District had trouble with icing on the Missouri River water intakes at its coal-fired power plants during the region's recent run of frigid weather.

The power utility's officials called on customers to conserve energy as a precaution Jan. 14 after low water levels in the river and icing on equipment temporarily sidelined plants in North Omaha and Nebraska City.

The Mighty Mo indeed went low.

John Remus, chief of Missouri River Basin water management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said preliminary data indicates the river dropped to a new record low of 3.95 feet at the U.S. Geological Survey's Omaha river gauge near downtown Omaha on Jan. 16. The previous record was 4.09 feet on Christmas Eve 2022.

By Wednesday, he said, the gauge was up to 9.4 feet — still a bit lower than it would normally be but consistent with the corps' ongoing water conservation operations on the river.

The corps had increased releases of river water from Gavins Point near Yankton, South Dakota, on Jan. 8 in anticipation of colder weather. The federal agency did so to reduce the chances of ice jams forming and to replace some of the water going into ice.

But Remus said severe cold took a bite out of the increased discharge, and a full or partial ice jam on the river between Ponca State Park and Sioux City, Iowa, caused dips in the river stage at Sioux City and Omaha. MidAmerican Energy's Sioux City plant also was temporarily offline.

Conditions since have stabilized and water is flowing under the ice, he said.

MidAmerican began bringing its plant back online Jan. 15. One of OPPD's Nebraska City units also returned to operation that day. While the coal plants were offline, the utility's natural gas, wind and solar units helped pick up the slack.

The power plants, meanwhile, weren't the only ones affected by ice formation and low flows on the Missouri. The combination also caused the Metropolitan Utilities District to minimize production at its Florence Water Production Plant for a time "out of an abundance of caution" and shift water production to its Platte South and Platte West wellfields along the Platte River.

"This action allowed the system to continue without interruption and prevented damage to plant equipment due to icing," MUD officials said in a statement.

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