Online Xactimate Certification for Roofers
If you're a roofing contractor who deals in storm restoration insurance claims, becoming as proficient as possible in utilizing the industry-standard estimating software Xactimate is very important.
Insurance carriers and contractors nationwide have used Xactimate to estimate insurance claims line-by-line for years, but that hasn't made it easy for insurance adjusters and roofers to agree on price.
Roofers have found it difficult throughout the years to meet in the middle with insurance adjusters on fair line-by-line Xactimate estimates where the job gets done correctly and up to code, the contractor gets paid fairly for the work they do, and the policyholder/homeowner gets indemnified fully for the losses to their home.
This has pushed contractors to become knowledgable, proficient, and well-versed in the estimating software Xactimate so they have more leverage in discussing claims and getting the proper line items included in the repair costs of their insurance claims.
One of the ways roofing contractors can have clout during claim discussions with adjusters is by holding Level 1, 2, & 3 Xactimate Certifications.
Why get Xactimate Certified?
Why get certified in Xactimate as a roofer? Many contractors have found that getting certified as a user in Xactimate has helped with the discussion of estimates with adjusters. The certification status holds authority with adjusters in the property insurance industry and they will admit that it shows that the Contractor is knowledgeable in using the software. It's like carrying another feather in your hat or badge on your lapel. It demonstrates you know your stuff!
In addition, many roofers may be surprised to discover that very few insurance adjusters actually hold Xactimate Certifications themselves, so when you have your certification as the contractor, you have more authority, say, and leverage in the claims process (plus you look even more professional to your customers).