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The Practitioner

23 EpisodesProduced by Chad MichaelWebsite

Inspections. Estimates. Supplements. Insurance Restoration strategies and tactics from Chad Michael, The Practitioner.

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Setting Up The Supplementing Process | Insurance Claims

March 27th, 2020


The Supplement Process for Insurance Restoration Contractors and Roofing Contractors. Invoicing and invoice management process for a large insurance restoration contracting and roofing contracting company.

5 Things Contractors Can Do During This Crisis

March 23rd, 2020


What can Insurance Restoration Contractors and Roofing Contractors do during this crisis. 5 things a contractor can do to survive and thrive. This …

Does Xactimate Pay Enough Money?

March 23rd, 2020


Xactimate pricing for insurance repair jobs. Does Xactimate software pay enough money on insurance claims? My short answer is YES, but please allow me to explain. Many roofing contractors and restoration contractors get …

Building Codes For Insurance Jobs

March 19th, 2020


The Code Game... Using building codes to gain higher insurance approvals on roofing and other insurance repair jobs. Learn how to understand certain parts of the International Code Council (ICC) building codes: the …

What Is It That You DO, Chad Michael?

January 17th, 2020


Armando Jacox of the "Roofing It" Podcast has Chad Michael as his guest in Denver, Colorado to share his personal story. Chad also explains what it …

Depreciation And Deductible Tactics

January 10th, 2020


Understanding the ins and outs of recoverable depreciation versus non-recoverable depreciation -as well as how property insurance deductibles are …

How To Get Overhead And Profit Approved | Insurance Claims

January 8th, 2020


Are you struggling with insurance adjusters not approving overhead and profit (O&P) on your insurance jobs? The standards and "unwritten rules" …

Insurance Adjuster Denied Roof Damage?

January 8th, 2020


What should you do when the insurance adjuster denies roof damage? One broken roof tile? Discontinued? Damaged soft metals? Are they saying that the …

How To Handle Insurance Adjuster Meetings

November 2nd, 2019


Tips, strategies and advice for how to conduct meetings in the field with insurance adjusters. The roofing contractor or insurance restoration has a contractual obligation to perform all repairs that are prescribed by …

Emergency Repairs Packing & Moving | Xactimate

November 1st, 2019


Many restoration contractors and roofing contractors leave money on the table, when it comes to contents packing, storing and cleaning. Also, knowing the fundamentals of water mitigation, fire mitigation and insurance …

How Much Per Square For Roofing Jobs?

October 31st, 2019


Roofing contractors often refer to the price of their services in "per square" terms. Everyone seems to be focused on how much per square a roof …

How To Legally COVER The Deductible

October 30th, 2019


Is it possible to legally "COVER" the insurance deductible? Actually, yes, it is! But it absolute depends on how it is done. There are many methods …

Responding to Insurance Adjusters

October 18th, 2019


Strategies for insurance repair contractors to respond to insurance adjusters for better approvals on property insurance claims. Tips and advice for roofing contractors, mitigation contractors and insurance restoration …

Investigation Before Inspection & Xactimate Estimate

September 11th, 2019


Too many insurance restoration contractors fail to investigate the available data for insurance repair jobs, before rushing out to the damaged property to conduct an inspection and complete an Xactimate estimate. A …

Getting Overhead & Profit Approved on Roof Claims | Adjuster Rebuttals

September 11th, 2019


Featuring a questions and answers session with roofing contractors and Chad Michael, The Practitioner, on insurance adjuster rebuttals in getting overhead and profit (O&P) and Xactimate estimates approved on …

How to Control the Insurance Adjuster

September 6th, 2019


How to handle the insurance adjuster appointment and take control of the situation. When meeting with a field insurance adjuster and compiling your …

Roof Tarps - Insurance Company Approved

September 3rd, 2019


It is perplexing to me how many roofing contractors, general contractors, restoration contractors, public adjusters, insurance adjusters and property owners aren't FIRST focusing on protecting properties after a …

Insurance Adjuster Rebuttals

August 29th, 2019


Insurance Adjuster Rebuttals | Ridge, Starter, Waste, O&P and More

What do you do when the insurance adjuster says they don't want to pay for items on your Xactimate repair estimate? Ridge caps, starter, waste …

Preparing The Customer For Insurance Process

June 18th, 2019


Is your customer on your team? Are you on the same page? Signing a new customer to a roofing sales (or insurance restoration sales) contract is a …

Tarp Tactics For Large Profits In Xactimate

June 14th, 2019


Property owners have the obligation of immediately mitigating damages. Tarping a roof 100% can be a great profit generator for roofing contractors, and can help win more roofing jobs. Xactimate pays quite a bit when …


June 13th, 2019


Welcome to another episode of The Practitioner Podcast! Xactimate pays significantly less and is not correct in many of its default trade settings in …

When Should I Send The Xactimate Estimate?

April 12th, 2019


In this episode we address questions from the community with our guest, Brian Macdonald. Questions include: "When should I send the Xactimate …

Three Phases of the Insurance Restoration Industry

March 5th, 2019


Mitigation, Contents and Reconstruction. This episode takes a deep dive into the three phases of the insurance restoration industry. There are many professionals in the industry who specialize in these various …

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