Respond™ Weather Analytics to Predict Demand
Verisk is changing the way the home repair industry responds to demand surges from severe storms. Our Respond™ weather analytics empower building materials manufacturers, distributors, and contractors to optimize operations at the neighborhood level. We help you rebuild communities and restore the roofs over families’ heads.
Damaging weather, including hail, wind, and hurricanes, drives demand for materials to repair damaged roofs, windows, siding, and more. Manufacturers, distributors, and contractors need to assess where severe storms affect cities, towns, and neighborhoods quickly. You must respond to each demand surge by getting the right materials to the right locations in the shortest amount of time. For example:
The images below illustrate some of the detailed information Respond provides to address storm-related surge. Together, our industry alliances improve community resilience to severe weather by fueling faster and more efficient recoveries.
Other tools may provide a broad risk score based on the severity of a storm or the population density of an area, but you really have to guess at how that will effect sales. We chose Verisk’s demand forecasting solution because it’s not just another weather map—it's a demand chain tool that translates the effect of weather into a tangible estimate of the resulting demand for shingles via predictive analytics.
– Randy Bargfrede, Vice President of Logistics & Transportation, GAF