3 Essential Tips for Contractors During Hail Season

Hail season is no joke. As a thunderstorm grows, updrafts will push water droplets below 0 degrees and cause them to harden. This turns into what we know as hail. The damage that hail can have on a property could lead to a variety of other issues. 

If you’ve ever worked on a job that involved hail damage, then you know that there is a lot to look out for when your customer has hail damage and needs to file an insurance claim. We’ve put together a list of the 3 most essential tips for contractors during hail season.

Keep Track of HailTrace Every Hail Season

Staying informed about hail storms is one of the best things a contractor could do. With HailTrace, you have access to industry-leading weather technology. They gather data from hundreds of radar sites and compile it into the most comprehensive hail storm data you can find.

This data can be used to help existing customers, build new leads, and even track potential prospects! 

Their team has meteorologists on call before, after, and during all severe weather events. These are kept track on over 10,000 certified hail maps for a total of 4.5 analysis hours per map.

Take A LOT of Photos and Videos of the Damage

We know exactly how difficult insurance companies can be when it comes to settling property damage insurance claims. Especially during hail season. Our mission is to make things easier for you by integrating communication and technology directly into your sales team through the Mobile Claims app. Your Virtual Adjuster designed this app specifically for roofers to manage all of their storm and damage jobs in one place.

The information taken through this app allows for our dedicated Estimators to create our unique comprehensive claims binder that includes:

  • An xactimate estimate 
  • Picture report, aerials
  • Local & state codes
  • Manufacturer specifications
  • Xactimate O&P definitions
  • Engineering report
  • Hail report     

But what does that mean for you? 

Our Estimators use this binder to provide the insurance company not only with what happened but why and how it happened. Just snap the photos we need and we’ll take care of the rest so you can get back to what you do best this hail season: roofing!

Refer Your Customer to Your Virtual Adjuster

Hail season can have lasting effects on your customer’s home if not properly addressed. In most cases, getting the most out of your customer’s property damage claims starts with showing their insurance company exactly why they deserve that amount – that’s where we come in.

Our dedicated team of claims specialists includes a Claim Intake Specialist, an Estimator, a Scheduler, a Client Relationship Specialist, a Claims Processor, a PA/Negotiator, and a Payout Specialist who will do everything from reviewing your files to putting together our Comprehensive Claims Binder and communicating with both the homeowner and roofer for any immediate needs.

We not only keep the homeowner informed of where their claim is holding and what’s going on with their funds – we inform you too. 

Dive into the future of claims and start sending referrals today!

Our team of educators provides weekly training/webinars with your sales team to help navigate your customer’s property damage insurance claims $50K or less regardless of their roofing industry experience!

Are you ready to make insurance claims easier than ever?

Give us a call today to get started.

Welcome to the future of claims. Welcome to Your Virtual Adjuster powered by Bulldog Adjusters.

Related: What is in Your Virtual Adjusters Comprehensive Claims Binder?

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