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  1. Hail Damage Standards – Part 3

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    In the continuation of the series on Hail Damage Standards, we will now focus on defining Functional vs Cosmetic” hail damage to shingle roofing and other building components.  As discussed before, our goal in this blog series is to accurately and consistently determine hail damage to roofing and building components. (more…)

  2. Using Historical Weather Data to Investigate Lightning Strike Claims

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    Property damage claims to sensitive electronic equipment due to a direct or nearby lightning strike are frequently difficult to substantiate to a high degree of confidence.  Electrical damage to common consumer electronic equipment (televisions, computers and accessories, wireless routers, telephones, fax machines, electronic security systems, etc.) is most frequently not visible to the naked eye during a physical inspection of the allegedly failed equipment.  So, how do we investigate an electrical loss when an insured claims he has $30,000 worth of non-functioning equipment? (more…)

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