Why Are Roof Supplements so Important?

roofing supplement form

“If you are a contractor completing insurance roof replacements, you need to be prepared to submit a roof supplement request!”

For today’s blog post, our CEO and founder Hillary Zeh explains the importance of preparing and submitting roof supplements

Many roofing contractors simply don’t have the time, or staff resources, to supplement to insurance for the items that are left off the initial scope of work. This can include required code upgrade items, old price lists that are underpaying for current conditions, inaccurate measurements, flat-out missing items, etc. There is no one size fits all roofing supplement form, every roof is unique and we have learned through years of experience what works and what doesn’t. I have always felt that the initial scope of work was just the insurance carrier’s “first offer” sort of speak. I have coached my project managers to ensure that they explain this to their customers on every single claim. The last thing we want is a homeowner surprised or confused by the supplementing process. We want them to understand upfront that we will be asking for all the items that are necessary for a quality roof replacement.  There has been more than one instances where an insurance adjuster has tried to sour our relationships with a current customer because they aren’t happy with our diligent supplementing and forcing their hand on approving a much larger claim total! When our customers are prepared on the front end, they can be a big help in moving the supplementing process along and not creating unnecessary delays. To better understand the process, download our Roof Supplement Portfolio today.

Knowing that other roofers are losing out on thousands of dollars per claim inspired me to start Magnolia Estimating. We ensure that you have everything you need to submit a thorough supplement request and receive all the money that you are owed. Our membership model keeps more money in your pocket, unlike the traditional public adjuster route. We don’t want to take a percentage of your roof replacement, we want to be invested in your success and supporting your business for the long term. In addition to preparing your roof supplements, we create insurance tailored estimates using the same software that the adjusters use. We also create fully branded out of pocket proposals, prepare final paperwork and calculate and prepare your material orders for you to simply forward to your supplier of choice! And you can make all these requests through our APP that is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. We know that most of your time is spent in the field and not behind a computer, so we have designed our membership with that in mind. Our system allows you to request anything you need from us from a smart phone or iPad and receive documents in PDF form right to your email. A membership with Magnolia Estimating costs less than one dedicated staff member in an office and provides easy to use systems created from years of roofing experience.

If you are interested in learning more about our Roof Supplementing Service, let’s schedule a time to talk! We offer no pressure introductory meetings through Zoom. We don’t believe in pushy sales tactics and want to ensure that all our members are a mutually good fit.


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