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This on-demand video library is designed to help those working within the reconstruction and restoration industry learn the basics of construction and how to estimate property damage using Xactimate.

With over 30 videos covering more than 4 hours of training, you’ll learn construction components, processes, and common practices that will help you communicate effectively with building contractors and other reconstruction professionals. Additional videos are added quarterly.

The library includes topics such as:

  • Windows. In the Windows Construction Basics videos, you will learn how to identify window materials, identify window styles, and properly scope windows. In the Windows Estimation video, you will learn how to estimate the window information you gathered using Xactimate.
  • Exterior doors. In the Exterior Doors Construction Basics videos, you will learn the different parts of an exterior door, how to identify exterior door materials, and the correct styles and terms for exterior doors. In the Exterior Doors Estimation video, you will learn how to add exterior doors to an estimate in Xactimate.
  • Roofing. In the Roofing Construction Basics videos, you will learn about asphalt shingle terminology, the different types of quality, repairing a single shingle, and how asphalt shingles are installed. In the Roofing Estimation video, you will learn how to find and add estimate items to a roof in Xactimate.
  • Insulation. In the Insulation Construction Basics videos, you will learn how insulation works and what styles you may find inside attics and wall cavities. In the Insulation Estimation video, you will learn how to find and add different types of insulation estimate items to walls in Xactimate.
  • Drywall. In the Drywall Construction Basics videos, you will learn about drywall material, tips on completing a drywall repair, drywall textures, the steps required to complete a drywall patch, and drywall finish. In the Drywall Estimation video, you will learn how to find and apply drywall estimate items in Xactimate.
  • Paint. In the Paint Construction Basics videos, you will learn about the industry standards for paint and will be given an overview of primers and sealers. In the Paint Estimation video, you will learn how to add paint and primer to your project in Xactimate.
  • Interior Trim. In the Interior Trim Construction Basics videos, you will learn the components and how to determine the quality of interior trim. In the Interior Trim Estimation video, you will learn how to find trim in a home, line items associated with trim, and the best way to scope for interior trim materials.
  • Carpeting. In the Carpeting Construction Basics videos, you will learn how to determine carpet quality and how to install carpet. In the Carpeting Estimation video, you will learn how to manage carpet waste and how to add estimate items for carpet in Xactimate.

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