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Last Post 04/10/2013 7:40 PM by  DFWadjuster
SIMSOL VS XACTIMATE
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Ray Hall
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08/20/2009 6:04 PM

Can a person look at a photo of a roof membrane and see physical damage ? Yes. Can a camera see moisture on the back side of a floor or wall? Yes. Can a person measure a roof, without ever getting on the roof? Yes. Can a person draw a foot print of the foundation and then add in the hips, gables, valleys, dormers and then add 15% and be within 50 SF ever time? Yes. Can a fire adjuster estimate a total fire loss on a dwelling and contents, if nothing but a slab exist or just ashes in an outline of the foundation... for that matter can a flood adjuster? Yes to both. Never happen. Happens several hundred times ever day. How does that happen?, if it never happen? How do adjusters settle losses if they never see the loss. They do somehow or they would not be paid for settling losses. What have I missed? It,s settled and thats what adjusters do

Olegred
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08/20/2009 7:08 PM
As you say, it MAY BE applicable to a very smail amount of losses, mostly total losses. Never to hail, or wind. Adjusters, and I mean good adjusters will never be out of work. Technology just makes our work easier. If you know how to use it.
Ray Hall
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08/20/2009 10:03 PM

I agree 100%, if you do not need adjusters to crawl on roofs. and they can be settled without crawling on a roof, what have I missed.?

Olegred
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08/22/2009 1:10 AM
to illustrate my point... try drawing this http://www.bing.com/maps/default.as...&encType=1 in simsol
BobH
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08/22/2009 9:07 AM

That link isn't working too well, but I can see the neighborhood.

Yeah, those Atlanta area roofs are the most cut-up beasts.  Architects on drugs.  Whatever happened to those simple gable roofs that didn't have leaking valleys and skylights...

Bob Harvey
Tom Toll
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08/22/2009 10:04 AM

A relative of mine is a home builder and told me, (which I already knew) that homes are being built with high cut up roofs to make the structure look bigger than it really is. It seem we americans are more interested in looks than we are simplicity. No wonder the housing market went to hell with the additional costs invovled in this construction methodology. We seem to have lost our zest for simplicity.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Olegred
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08/23/2009 2:31 AM
Yeah... architects in the subdivision are trying to outdo each other, losing sense of appearance\functionality balance completely... Chimneys in valleys, skylights everywhere :)
DFWadjuster
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04/10/2013 7:40 PM
Has this all been resolved? I have Simsol 5.1, I'm going to have to get Xactimate 27.5.   Are they going to play nice together on the same laptop?
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