ALL Allstate personnel, like us, are supposed to deal fairly, and in good faith, with their clients, who can be at a disadvantage to know what that means for them individually after a “loss”, especially when they are stressed out and want to get their nest/lives back.
However, as you may know, by their so-called loss claim “adjusters” support, their idea/definition of “fair” and “good faith” conduct is kinda’ like the mafia’s idea of ‘presenting an offer that should not be questioned’. (Brooklyn accent optional).
When I was on the www.catadjuster.org site a short while back, a (dishonorable) adjuster made a remark about roofing professionals being “Roof Monkeys”.
Well, OK…but in the context it was given it was not a playful jab, it was a demeaning comment intentionally meant to hurt another, both mentally and emotionally.
To me, it was just a comment that was based on certain insurers and their adjusters fear of honest roofing professionals showing them up to be corrupt.
Yep, “dumb” roofing business professionals who speak up create sleepless nights for ones who make their living off the insurance/indemnification theory business.
Nationwide, and ESPECIALLY in Texas, insurers and their supporters fear common contractors, that can expose them for what they do to the general public.
They fear that our construction data, showing up on their so-called reconstruction / replacement “estimates”, or “adjuster summary”, can be easily used against them to prove how they cheat people in various ways.
They fear their data can prove roofing, etc. construction component damage by an “Act-of-God” they recognize in one part of the country, but deny as damage in another part of the country, being exposed.
They fear their construction methods and pricing estimation methods will be exposed for contradicting historical, empirical and irreducibly safe local & regional construction business methods.
Yep, dishonest insurers and their supporters fear, greatly, “dumb roofers”, for many, many reasons, especially regarding market conduct discovery, and public disclosure of that conduct, that affects their livelihood, reputation, peace of mind, and all that that means, in a local and worldwide economy.