Can the National Storm Damage Center (NSDC) Help Roofers?

 

What is NSDC?

The National Storm Damage Center (NSDC) was started by Dave Carlson, formerly of Eagle View Technologies, and Trevor Leeds, a pioneer in aerial imaging to market. NSDC’s role is to act like a liaison between homeowners, contractors and insurance adjusters. Post storms, hurricanes and tornadoes, homeowners complain about being ripped off by unscrupulous contractors and underpaid by insurance adjusters. NSDC hopes to mediate these situations, so homeowners get fair compensation from insurance companies and high-quality repair work from reputable contractors.

Geo-Targeted Technology

According to an article in Roofing Contractor Magazine:

“The NSDC has developed a groundbreaking forensic, geo-targeted technology that can detect every critical characteristic of an impending tornado and hurricane, including the precise addresses that will be most affected, and alert homeowners about the storm crisis through text messages, all in time. This is the first time these capabilities have been combined under one umbrella to detect the exact location and intensity of a storm, whether it involves a tornado, hurricane, flash flood or hail storm anywhere in the world.”

Impact

“The impact this technology could potentially have on the roofing industry and contractors is immense, said Leeds, the new CEO of NSDC. What we’ve developed is a 24/7/365 next generation forensic weather-reporting monitoring system featuring geo-targeted coordinates with more than 95% accuracy that can monitor any home or property in the world, right down to its exact address, he explained.”

NSDC Missions

Besides acting as a liaison between homeowners, insurance adjusters and contractors, NSDC has other missions:

  • NSDC wants to be there for homeowners right after a storm.
  • NSDC wants to link homeowners up with reputable contractors.
  • NSDC wants to educate homeowners about contractors and the insurance process.
  • NSDC wants to educate contractors about storm victims’ needs and insurance protocols.
  • NSDC wants to be a resource for information for homeowners before and after storms.

NSDC Certification

NSDC offers three plans for certification, which are expensive and vary in price depending on the number of sites being monitored:

NSDC Certification Programs

Plan One

  • Monitoring services on up to 10,000 locations for a 12 month term
  • High quality leads
  • Fully vetted jobs from industry leading public adjusters
  • SEO marketing
  • Comprehensive hail maps
  • Certification with Global Risk Management Solutions
  • Access to NSDC logos and marketing resources
  • $3000.00 Set-up fee
  • $2499.00 Monthly payment

Plan Two

  • Monitoring services on up to 1500 locations for a 12 month term
  • High quality leads
  • Fully vetted jobs from industry leading public adjusters
  • SEO marketing
  • Comprehensive hail maps
  • Certification with Global Risk Management Solutions
  • Access to NSDC logos and marketing resources
  • $1000.00 Set-up fee
  • $499.00 Monthly paymentTop of Form 2

Plan Three

  • Monitoring services on up to 500 locations for a 12 month term
  • High quality leads
  • SEO marketing
  • Certification with Global Risk Management Solutions
  • Access to NSDC logos and marketing resources
  • $500.00 Set-up fee
  • $199.00 Monthly payment

For more information, check out www.stormdamagecenter.org