Monthly Archives: March 2012

Supplements… Why do you need them?

1. an addition made to supply something lacking, or to correct errors etc

2. something added to complete a thing, make up for a deficiency, or extend or strengthen the whole.

3. supplement – a quantity added

 

A supplement is added to your final invoice and sent to the insurance company by the contractor when items were missed or discovered during the restoration to the real property that the peril occurred.

Supplements are most often submitted and negotiated at the conclusion of the restoration process once all items have been discovered, documented, and reimbursement requested by the contractor.

The reason supplements are submitted at the conclusion is to be sure that no other items will be discovered and therefore can be requested all at one time in conjunction with the final invoice to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Ok, now why do YOU need supplements Mr. Contractor?

The answer is simple.

You want to be a top notch contractor for your customers AND make the money you deserve for the work you did.

You want to make a homeowner happy by giving them an exceptional restoration job, completed with code upgrades and amazing workmanship.

You need to supplement your insurance contracts so that you can do your best work and get paid the right amount for doing it.

IHAS will do that for you. We take care of invoicing, billing, negotiating AND supplementing your claims to the insurance companies. This frees you up to do what you do best… Run your business, take care of your customers and build beautiful things.

Let In House Adjuster Staffing handle all the paperwork.

Let In House Adjuster Staffing save you money.

Let In House Adjuster Staffing MAKE you more money… FASTER.

Contact us for more information.

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Did you know… Interesting Hail facts.

From http://www.hailrepaircentral.com

Hail Storm Trivia – Interesting facts and information about hail

  • A hail storm is named such, due to the fact that during the storm, hail stones (or balls of ice) fall in huge quantities from the sky.
  • The ice ball that falls down from the sky, during a hailstorm, is known as a “hail stone”. An average hail stone can have any diameter between 5 to 150 millimeters.
  • Weather forecast agencies and departments, newspapers, TV channels and other media organizations, do not refer to the actual size of a hailstones in millimeters, while reporting the severity of a hailstorm. The objects of comparison that are often used are coins like cents, dimes or half dollars. Some other objects also include marbles, golf balls and peas.
  • The hail storms are not exactly storms, but are a side effect of a much bigger storm, the thunderstorm. In fact, hail storms originate from thunderclouds.
  • The hail originates from thunderclouds that are also known as Cumulonimbus clouds.
  • The largest of all hail storms was recorded in Aurora, Nebraska, United States in 2003.
  • Another very big hail storm occurred early in the 9th century, in Roopkund, India. It is supposed to be one of the earliest officially recorded hailstorms.
  • In Colorado, United States, the citizens have a “hail storm season” that lasts from March to October every year.
  • The median of the time span of a hail storm is about 6 minutes. Hailstorms rarely last for more than 15 minutes.
  • Hail stones typically must have at least ¾ inch of diameter (quarter-size) to become severe, and cause a substantial amount of damage. Although if you are in the hail storm, it will certainly sound worse!
  • Terminal velocity of hail varies by the diameter of the hail stone.  A hail stone measuring 0.39 inches (pea sized hail stone) in diameter falls at a rate of 20 mph while a hail stone measuring 3.10 inches (a baseball sized hail stone) in diameter falls at a rate of 110 mph.  Better get out of the way of that one!
  • One of the largest hail stones on record fell in Vivian, South Dakota on July 23, 2010.  It measured 8 inches in diameter and weighed 1.93 pounds!

Watch out for heavy rains everyone!!

Soaking rains ahead for Texas
Mark Avery, Lead Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Mar. 9, 2012 4:36 am ET

 

Showers and thunderstorms are expected today and tonight across much of the South.

Locally heavy rainfall cannot be ruled out today and tonight in the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley.

An upper low, currently in the Southwest, will begin to move out tonight into Saturday and interact with the moisture already in place across the Southern Plains: this will lead to an increased chance of rain, and increased rainfall amounts.

The rain will begin to spread northward into the Central Plains and Lower Missouri Valley and eastward into the Lower Mississippi Valley Saturday night; the rain should continue its northward progress into the Upper Mississippi Valley by Sunday.

The upper low will open up into a trough by Monday, moving faster to the east and northeast: rain chances will extend from the Great Lakes to the central Gulf Coast on Monday, with pockets of heavy rainfall possible in this area.

By Tuesday, only a few showers in the northern Northeast and a few showers and storms in the Southeast will be all that is left from this system.

Through early Sunday morning, one to two inches of rain (with locally heavier amounts) can be expected for southern Oklahoma and much of Texas: this includes Oklahoma City, Dallas, Waco, San Antonio, Houston, and Abilene.

For the latest on this system, stay tuned to The Weather Channel or log onto weather.com.

In House Adjuster Staffing would like to welcome two new contractors!

We are so excited to be able to announce that we just signed two new contractors!!

If you are looking for a quality contractor in or around Farmington, Arkansas, be sure to check out Ridgeline Roofing!

479.267.4246

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And for quality construction in Irving, Texas give L&R Construction a call.

808.246.9192

Watch out for Hail and Thunderstorms today!

From Weather.com

 

These maps highlight active tornado and severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.  Watches are depicted by an outline of a given area where the atmosphere is conducive for the development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

Warnings are depicted by solid-colored red or yellow polygons.  They pinpoint an area where there is an active severe thunderstorm in progress.

Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Watches/Warnings Animate

 

New round of severe weather Thursday night and Friday

By NBC News, msnbc.com and news services
As towns cleaned up and survivors recalled near-death tornado experiences, forecasters on Thursday warned of a new round of severe weather Thursday night and Friday that could produce even more twisters.
“We’ve got a really bad system starting to develop, just as bad if not worse for tomorrow,” NBC weather anchor Al Roker reported on the TODAY show, citing “a strong risk of storms from Huntsville, Alabama, to Indianapolis and on into central Ohio.”
Parts of Illinois and Mississippi are also at risk, he noted, and any twisters could be several miles long due to the system’s strength.
Thirteen people were killed Wednesday in Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Kansas by a system that spawned more than a dozen twisters across the Midwest. Hardest hit was Harrisburg, Ill., where six people died, some 300 homes were destroyed or damaged, and residents had stories of survival and tragedy.

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Weather.com Update – Tornadoes and large hail expected.

Please be careful out there everyone! Contractors, if you need assistance with the mass amount of insurance negotiations coming up, let us know! IHAS wants to help.

 

From WEATHER.COM

The unforunate truth about spring weather patterns is they can lead to repeated severe outbreaks, sometimes in areas that were already hard hit. Such a situation is looking to unfold in parts of the Ohio, mid-Mississippi, and Tennessee Valleys Friday. 

Tue/Wed severe recaps: Photos | Storm Reports Map

Classic setup…again!

Friday’s severe outbreak setup couldn’t be more classic for this time of year.

The polar and subtropical jet streams “split”, as you can see the image below. When this happens, vertical lift in the atmosphere is enhanced. This is occurring above a strengthening area of low pressure at the surface, drawing increasingly warm and humid air north from the Gulf of Mexico on the strength of a strong “low-level jet stream”.

severe outbreak tornado
Friday’s Setup: Frontal system sweeps in as powerful energy aloft punches in.
The “threat zone”

The severe thunderstorm “threat zone” Friday and Friday night is shown in the map below. Note the large areal coverage implicated, from the Ohio Valley to the Tennessee Valley and Appalachians.

Tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, and large hail are all on the table with this setup Friday. TWC Severe Weather Expert, Dr. Greg Forbes (On Facebook | On Twitter) lays out which areas have the peak threat for tornadoes in his latest TOR:CON forecast.Simply put, the higher the index, the greater the threat of tornadoes within 50 miles of a point. (See TOR:CON explained)

Friday’s severe storm outlook: Severe t-storm risk areas in red, general non-severe t-storms in orange.
The Timing

The graphic below shows cities in which we’re most concerned about the severe threat in the Friday afternoon/evening timeframe.

See local forecasts: Louisville | Lexington | Nashville

Friday afternoon/evening peak severe threat cities

Similarly, the graphic below adds cities in which we’re most concerned about the severe threat Friday night into the overnight hours of early Saturday morning. It bears repeating, nighttime tornadoes are 2.5 times more likely to kill as those during the daytime (Read article).

See local forecasts: Huntsville | Birmingham | Knoxville | Atlanta | Your location

Friday Storms – Hey Contractors! Soon you’ll be busy repairing homes!!

Contact IHAS to do your insurance supplementing, negotiating and billing so that you can focus on your customers and not on the insurance company and paperwork.

Another Severe Outbreak Looms Ahead

The unforunate truth about spring weather patterns is they can lead to repeated severe outbreaks, sometimes in areas that were already hard hit. Such a situation is looking to unfold in parts of the Ohio, mid-Mississippi, and Tennessee Valleys Friday. 

Classic setup…again!

Friday’s severe outbreak setup couldn’t be more classic for this time of year. Another energetic jet-stream dip plows into the nation’s heartland, intensifying a surface frontal system drawing warm and humid air northward, as you can see in the image below.

Cities in threat zone: Indianapolis | Louisville | Cincinnati | Nashville | Birmingham

Tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, and large hail are all on the table with this setup Friday.

Picture and article from Weather.com

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