Advanced Scoping

Exterior

Siding

  • Identifying types of siding
    • Wood
    • Aluminum
    • Hardie Board
    • Vinyl
  • Fascia, soffit & gutter
  • Installation & repair methods
  • Scoping guidelines & common Xactimate codes

Windows

  • Types of windows
  • Identifying & documenting damage
  • Scoping guidelines & common Xactimate codes

Sketching & Dimensioning Elevations in Xactimate

Cabinetry

  • Identifying cabinet grade and materials
  • Repair vs. replace
  • Scoping guidelines and common Xactimate codes
Cabinetry Module

Flooring

Carpet

  • Carpet and pad
  • Installation and repair methods
  • Identifying damage
    • Repair vs. replacement
  • Identifying quality
    • ITEL samples
  • Scoping guidelines and common Xactimate codes

Vinyl

  • Types of vinyl flooring
    • Sheet
    • Plank
    • Tile
  • Underlayment and floor prep
  • Identifying damage
    • Repair vs. replacement
  • Installation and repair methods
  • Scoping guidelines and common Xactimate codes

Wood

  • Types of wood flooring
    • Laminate
    • Engineered
    • Solid wood
  • Identifying damage
    • Repair vs. replacement
  • Underlayment, sleepers and moisture barriers
  • Scoping guidelines and common Xactimate codes

Tile and Stone

  • Types of tile and stone flooring
    • Ceramic, porcelain, slate, quarry tile, travertine, granite, marble etc.
  • Installation and repair methods
  • Identifying damage
    • Repair vs. replacement
    • Hollow sound test
    • Category of water
  • Underlayment/cement board
  • Scoping guidelines and common Xactimate codes

Finished Carpentry

Trim

  • Identifying sizes and types of trim
    • Baseboard
    • Crown
    • Chair Rail
    • Casing
  • Identifying trim material
    • Stain Grade
    • Paint Grade
    • MDF

Doors

  • Identifying door components
  • Identifying door construction
    • Pre-hung vs. slab
    • Interior vs. exterior
    • Solid vs. hollow core etc.
  • Identifying door styles
    • Standard
    • Bi-fold
    • Sliding
    • Pocket
    • Dutch
    • French
    • Overhead

 

Drywall, Texture & Paint

In this lesson, we will explore the following:

Drywall

  • Sizes & Types
  • Installation & Common Repair Methods
  • Water Loss Class & Category, Drying Processes
  • Scoping Guidelines & Common Xactimate Codes

Texture

  • Identifying Damage, Types of Texture & Repair Methods
  • Scoping Guidelines & Common Xactimate Codes

Paint

  • Identifying Types of Paint
  • Scoping Guidelines & Common Xactimate Codes

Measurements & Scoping

Key to effective scoping is accurate use of measuring devices, a grasp of dimensioning of various spaces and materials, and following a consistent flow throughout. This lesson will cover measuring and devices, use of variables, calculations needed for dimensioning, and organizational best practices.

Xactimate Refresher

We’ll spend the first part of our class this week on an Xactimate 28 fundamentals refresher to ensure we are all on the same page. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Overview/Review of Xactimate Working Environment
  • Creating and Dimensioning Rooms Through Sketch
  • Entering and Editing Xactimate Line Items
  • Practice Exercises

Scoping Practice Scenarios

Day 1: Mrs. Gray’s Water Heater Leak

Day 2: Mrs. Mickie Lynn’s Toilet Supply Line Leak

Day 3: Mrs. Elisa Nunez’s Kitchen Leak

Day 4: Mrs. Young’s Exterior Storm Damage

Day 5: Mrs. Lollie Johnson’s Complete Storm Damage (Capstone Project)

Roofing

Construction

  • Roof styles
  • Roof framing
  • Roofing material
  • Installation & repair methods

Scoping & Measuring Roofs

  • Measuring roofs
  • Scoping guidelines & common Xactimate codes

Creating & Dimensioning Roofs in Sketch