We have compiled this page in the interests of making it easier for our field adjusters to secure the tools and supplies that they will need in the field. All links go directly to the appropriate supplier, and Accelerated has no part in the sale of these supplies.
A requisite for every roof claim & photo report, the shingle gauge is available HERE through Haag, at a cost of $19.99 plus shipping.
A requisite for every roof claim and photo report, the pitch finder is available HERE through Haag, at a cost of $12.99 plus shipping.
Tape measures. We all use them, we all break them, and it never hurts to have spares. You can order all types of tapes HERE through Stanley.
This little gem is invaluable when attempting to describe the cause and origin of damages to contractors and insureds. Many types of damages such as shingle migration, blistering and vertical racking are mistakenly identified as wind or hail damage by contractors, insured's and adjusters. Carrying this manual with you on field investigations can immediately resolve disagreements, and an adjuster can not only use it as a reference guide, but can display the glossy photos and descriptions of typical non-peril related damages to any party.
Available HERE through Haag, at a cost of $19.99 plus shipping.
*A great selection of other manuals are available via Haag. Tile roof, built up roof, wood shake, etc. We highly recommend having each of these manuals avalable in your adjusting vehicle.
When accessing high and steep roofs, quality safety equipment is a must. We have compiled a short list of the safety equipment that every adjuster should have, along with links to the items.
When selecting a harness, it is imperative that the adjuster physically tries the harness out prior to purchasing. Many harnesses are uncomfortable, and a good fit that does not prevent proper circulation is a must. An adjuster inspecting a complex roofing system can be in a harness for quite some time, and range of motion and circulation are important factors to consider. Harnesses can be demonstrated and fit at most true sporting centers, such as REI, Dicks Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops and other venues. It is highly recommended that an outdoor supply store with a climbing wall be part of the venue selection process. It is well worth the additional drive time that many of you will incur, as you can not only test the harnesses, but also gain familiarity with the equipment.
Cougar Paws are likely the most important piece of equipment that an adjuster carries. Get your cougar paws and/or replacement pads HERE.
There are a wide variety of rope systems out there. We recommend a professional/competition grade rope system, with at least an 11.7mm diameter. We recommend a minimum length of 300', so that adjusters can access high roofs with limited anchor points (300' will allow the rope to drape over an average two story risk with anchor points 100' from the risk). Rope protections sleeves are also a must, as they protect the ridge vents/caps from becoming damaged by the ropes, and prevent shingle granules from embedding into your rope and destroying it.
Be sure to secure THROW BAGS so that you can properly deploy your ropes.
Decending tools provide hands free stop control, enabling an adjuster to use both hands when inspecting and marking roofs. Easily one of the most valuable tools for rope and harness work.
Available HERE through Sherrill Tree.
The Leica Disto D8 is the ultimate in measuring tools. Digital pointinders and a high resolution screen allow for measuring the length, height and pitch of a structure from a single point. Bluetooth technology integrates the measurements taken with Xactimate Professional, giving you the ability to have the sketch on your laptop when you return to your vehicle. an amazing tool, available HERE via AppraisersLaser.com
A requisite for interior water damage inspections and photo reports, moisture meters are spectacular tools for determining if an area can be repaired or if the materials require replacement. Many types of moisture meters are available HERE through Home Depot.
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