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Aerial Estimation

We offer aerial roof measurement services, 3D aerial roof estimation reports to roofing companies including satellite images, Length, area, pitch measurements. We provide accurate 3D satellite roof measurements, aerial roof measurements, roofing reports for USA Canada roofers companies, insurance adjusters.

Our aerial roof measurement reports are drafted by expert CAD technicians and reviewed by a quality assurance professional, certifying absolute data accuracy on every report. Precision is paramount at Skyroofmeasure, and that’s how we guarantee a 99% or better accuracy rate on every plane, eave, rake, ridge, hip and valley. Be confident in your bids, and submit estimates that align to your profit goals.

 

Satellite Roof Measurements: Features of a Roof Report

  • Accurate Roof Pitch Measurements
  • Roof Measurements including AreaRakesRidgesHips, and Valleys and every edge is separately measured and identified.
  • CAD style drawings with colored lines identifying every type of roof edge
  • Online access to your Roof Reports for your Employees, Subs, and Suppliers with no software to install
  • Multiple image providers for over 99% coverage of the USA & Canada
  • Also supports file formats such as XML, RFX, DFX/DWG, AND WRL

In most areas of the United States, a satellite image provided by Skyroofmeasure of a home’s rooftop is perfectly suitable as your basis for a complete and accurate roof measurement. Skyroofmeasure has integrated this technology into a simple user design. Search by address in the Skyroofmeasure app; click to open the satellite view and zoom right in. Now, just trace the linear features of the roof, which instantly calculates precise measurements. Now you’re ready to see a detailed report with the press of a button. It’s all there, the total square footage, roof squares, waste factors, and professional roof diagrams. In no time, you’ll master this simple application with your tablet or smartphone. Get ready to work more efficiently and more profitably!

We use satellite technology to generate your estimate automatically, empowering you with exact measurements that you can then use to choose materials without wasting money.

If you use a contractor, they’ll charge you to take the measurements then inflate prices on materials. So, you pay for the measurements and then you pay MORE for the materials.

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Roofing Measurements

Your roof is a major structural component of your home, and a successful reroofing project requires a large investment in both time and money. Since you cannot afford mistakes during installation, we highly recommend you hire a professional contractor. 

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Estimating Shingles and Square Footage

If you’re intending on doing a shingle roof, you’re going to need to consider exactly how many shingles you will need to procure. To do this, you’ll need to assess the total square footage of your roof’s total surface. Doing so is straightforward. You or your hired roofing team will initiate by evaluating the span and width of each plane of the roof, adding to any dormers. Multiply the entire length by the width to receive the exact square footage of each plane. In the end, tally the roof’s full square footage by summing the square footage of each plane together.

Every roof surface is surveyed in “squares.” A square is purely any area of roof which computes at an exact 100 square feet. You’ll need to find out the number of squares on a roof in order to learn the number of shingles you’ll need to cover the roof. Let’s say you have a gable roof that is a sum of 24,000 square feet. Simply divide the entire square footage by 100. You’ll get a result of 240, meaning that you’ll need 240 squares of shingles to cover the roof.

How to Manually Measure a Roof

  1. Measure the width and length of each plane of the roof (including dormers), and then multiply those numbers to get the correct figure for the square footage of that area.
  2. Note any skylights, chimneys or other parts of the roof that would not require materials so you can subtract those measurements from your total area.
  3. Add together the calculated square footage of each surface to get the figure for total square footage of the roof.
  4. After determining the total square footage of the roof, you must calculate the pitch of the roof by measuring the vertical distance (rise) over a 12 inch horizontal segment (run).
  5. Write down these numbers as the vertical measurement listed first and the horizontal measurement recorded second so you can find rise over run.
  6. When you have the total square footage and rise over run of the roof, you can calculate the roof squares to determine how much materials are needed to cover the roof. To calculate the number of squares on a roof, you need to divide its total square feet by 100.
Slope –
Slope is the incline of the roof expressed as a ratio of the vertical rise to the horizontal run, where the run is some portion of the span. This ratio is always expressed as inches per foot.
 

Pitch –

Pitch is the incline of the roof expressed as a fraction derived by dividing the rise by the span, where the roof span is the distance between the outside of one wall’s top plate to another.

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Roof Measurements From Satellite

Aerial Measurements For Roofing Contractors and using Google Maps to get unlimited roof measurements can help any roofing contractor, and be more efficient. Most roofers feel like they need to go to every estimate and then measure the roof, and most of the time it’s a good idea to go to every estimate, but this free tool will give you the opportunity to do a little homework before you get to the job.

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Satellite Roof Measurements 

Our  roofing contractors are able to receive measurements of any roof in a very short time with extreme accuracy without the need to visit your home or business. Our aim is to provide you with all the necessary information to enable you to make informed decisions. 

Saving Precious Time

It also happens that roofing issues can sometimes become roofing emergencies so utilizing satellite roof measurements can speed up the process of repairing your roof. There is no need to book appointments in advance to have our roofers visit your home in order to physically take measurements and conduct calculations in order to provide you with an accurate estimate. Our foam roofing experts receive all your roofing measurements electronically and prepare your free no-obligation estimate in the shortest time possible.

How Satellite Information Is Received 

Satellite roof measurements are based on satellite images sourced from Google application programming interfaces (APIs) that receive information and images from Google Earth. The information and images are used to calculate accurately both the square footage and slope of your roof. It is no longer necessary to have individuals climbing on your roof to take physical and time-consuming measurements.

The Roof Measurement Report provides a detailed analysis of your roof layout and all the critical dimensions. Our full color report provides the detailed lengths, pitch and areas of every surface plane and edge. This report saves your time and enables accurate roof estimates for a roof repair or replacement. This is a professional grade report used for use by licensed roofing contractors or insurance companies. You will receive the report in .PDF format by email within 1-3 days.

What factors determine the price of a roof?

Type of Roofing  –  The material type that you purchase for your roof affects the bid price. There is a basic 3 tab or 3 in 1 style, Architectural or Laminated (Most Common) and then you designer or premium level shingles. Each of the major manufacturers will have their own individual characteristics, the thicker the shingle the heavier it will be rated for durability.

Pitch – The steeper the roof the steeper the price! Steeper roofs require additional safety precautions and create slower installation speeds. This additional labor required will add to the total cost of the job.

Height – Similar to the roof’s pitch affect on price, the higher the roof typically the higher the price. Most companies will charge an additional amount for 2 or 3 story access.

Allowance For Growth And Change

Since technology has thrived over the past few years and is consistently growing and changing, using satellite imagery allows for the ability of homeowners and contractors to grow and change with reducing risk and potential damages that could occur when obtaining roof measurements. In addition by getting more accurate readings and measurements on the roofs, the expenses that are required are reduced as they are more accurately acquired and they take fewer visits to obtain the calculation or measurements. In addition, satellite measurements have the ability to give homeowners the exact square footage even though the slopes and steeps of the home. This can increase contractors companies proficiency and accuracy to help homeowners increase the longevity of their homes because the repairs will be done more professionally. Moreover, contractors and homeowners can measure roof from a satellite for free with the programs that are available online, thus saving them time, claims, flexibility, and materials for roofing jobs.

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How To Calculate Pitch Of Roof

Roof Pitch is a term describing how steep or flat your roof slope is.  The combination of two numbers are used to display or show the roof pitch.  Two most common methods (4/12 or 4:12) are used for marking the pitch of a roof.  On blue prints architects & engineers usually display the pitch of a roof in the format shown on the image where number (4) represents a rise and number (12) represents a length.  This means if a roof rises 4′ in the length of 12′, your Roof Pitch would be 4/12 or 18.43 degrees.

Calculating Peach of Roof

  1. Measure 12 inches from one end of the level and make a pencil mark on the level at that point.

  2. Place the end of the level against the bottom of a roof rafter and hold the level horizontally so that it’s perfectly horizontal.

  3. Measure straight up vertically from the pencil mark on the level to the bottom of the rafter. The resulting measurement is the roof’s rise. Its pitch is the rise measurement over a 12-inch run.

Low Pitched Roofs

A low pitched roof is anything that is any roof with a pitch of 3:12 or less. Many roofing shingles do not allow applications onto roofs at this pitch. More commonly, roll on membranes such that use heat to bond seams together is used as a roofing material.

Pros

  • Uses the least amount of roofing material
  • Easy to access and install

Cons

  • Cannot handle heavy loads
  • Shingles often not rated for shallow roofs
  • Medium-slope – 4:12 to 9:12, which are often mathematically reduced and expressed as 1:3 and 3:4. Roofs with pitches of 6:12 are the most common. A nice balance between water and snow run-off and ease of access.
  • Steep-slope – Any pitch above 9:12. These roofs may require extra fasteners, and these steeper roofs are very challenging to walk on.

How much pitch should a gutter have?

Once you’ve re-pitched your roof, the next thing to concern yourself with is the gutters. Efficient gutters have a pitch that allows rainwater to drain away from the roof and home. This is essential for preventing floods and leaks, avoiding the harm of nearby landscapes, and protecting your home’s foundation. Don’t take gutters lightly.

Most roofers will set the slope at 1 quarter inch per 10 feet of guttering. So, if you have 30 feet of guttering, your downspout should be 0.75 inches lower than the other end (0.25 x 3 = 0.75). Simple enough, right?

Roof pitches matter

Not many homeowners think about their roof pitch often (heck, not many people even know it exists), but understanding and maximizing your roof’s pitch increases your home’s longevity and lowers the amount of time you’ll have to see a roofer. Reread this article and take the time to learn more about roof pitches.

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Roof Measurement & Aerial Measurement Service – Free Roof Measurements

Free Aerial Measurements For Roofing Contractors and using Google Maps to get unlimited roof measurements can help any roofing contractor, and be more efficient. Most roofers feel like they need to go to every estimate and then measure the roof, and most of the time it’s a good idea to go to every estimate, but this free tool will give you the opportunity to do a little homework before you get to the job.

Why Get Roof Measurements from a Satellite?

Aerial roof measurements save you from having to get up on a ladder and risk life and limb for a few scribbles on a piece of paper, but there’s so much more to it than that. This is the BEST and MOST ACCURATE way to measure your roof.

 

    • You’ll Save Hours: No baking in the hot sun all day as you fight your roof for positioning. A few clicks and you’re done. Use those hours to plan your DIY project instead.

 

    • You’re in Control. Not the Contractor: If you pay a contractor to take measurements, they’ve got all the leverage. They’ll choose labor and materials and make you pay for overhead expenses (plus a bit more to pad their pockets).

 

    • Get Accurate Measurements AND Estimates in Minutes: Satellites are more accurate than the most experienced contractor’s hands. You’ll get EXACT measurements of your roof with no human error. We’ll even provide an estimate for costs based on the average roofing materials.

 

  • It’s 100% Safe: Did we mention no ladders, measuring tapes, heights, or hot sun? Yeah, this is way safer!

Free Roof Measurements – Sky Roof Measurement is not completely Free, but we charge nominal. Here you can see some Featured Reports to understand the charges better. Or You can Call Us directly – (315) 926-1777

 

Satellite Roof Measurements: Features of a Roof Report

  • Accurate Roof Pitch Measurements
  • Roof Measurements including AreaRakesRidgesHips and Valleys, and every edge is separately measured and identified.
  • CAD style drawings with colored lines identifying every type of roof edge
  • Online access to your Roof Reports for your Employees, Subs and Suppliers with no software to install
  • Multiple image providers for over 98% coverage of the USA & Canada
  • Also supports file formats such as XML,RFX,DFX/DWG AND WRL

 

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Drone Roof Measurement Software

Drones are one of the hottest topics in the roofing industry today. The idea of using a high-tech flying camera to reduce your time spent on dangerous roofs is too tempting to ignore.

Why buy a drone for your roofing company?

  • Inspect difficult to access roof sections & reduce time spent in the “danger zone”
  • Create detailed aerial measurement reports
  • Create professional quality footage of your projects that you can use later in your marketing material
  • Make a lasting impression on your customers & close more sales
  • Have fun at work & trick everyone into thinking you are a serious professional and not a big kid with a new toy.

Drone Roof Measurements

The rising popularity of drones in the roofing industry is no accident. Professional contractors everywhere are seeing the advantages of merging technology with their toolbox; allowing increased safety, higher accuracy, less headaches, and the type of modern presentation clients now expect. Simply put, combining high-resolution drone imagery with a powerful roof measurement application means more sales. The days of spending 30+ minutes on a roof to calculate measurements – only to lose the bid – are becoming a thing of the past.

Roof inspection may sound like a mundane job, but it can be a pretty lucrative venture for a drone pilot. Drones can totally change up the way that roof inspection jobs are done. They’re safer, more efficient, and require much less equipment. Best of all, there’s potential for you to come up with much more detailed inspection reports and 3D models when you use drones.

To produce results of professional quality, you’ll need a combination of the right drone and a good roof inspection software. There are a host of them out there – roof top inspection isn’t the most technically demanding use of drones, after all.

Drones eliminate the need for using a ladder, reducing the likelihood of accidents. Using a drone is also a more cost-effective method to obtain information, which can help you create efficient roofing solutions. It is also three times faster than a traditional roofing inspection. 

Cost-saving

The drones can save inspection costs in many ways. It cuts down on equipment requirement, labor and time. By eliminating the need to use ladders and other heavy climbing and access equipment, it reduces the need to purchase or hire them as well as the risks. Consequently, this eliminates the need to insure the workers and the equipment.

A manual method would take hours or days to plan, prepare and collect the data from a roof. On the other hand, a drone can do the same and even better in less than one hour at lower costs, and reduced safety and health risks.

Conclusion

Drone-based roof inspections are more safe, faster and cheaper. Also, they enable the inspectors to collect a wide range of data which is also more accurate. Usually, the traditional manual methods have several limitations and companies may avoid them due to the high costs, more risks, and time-consuming inspections.

On the other hand, the drones provide cost-effective assessments that are also faster, hence enabling the organizations to carry out more inspections.

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Aerial Estimator – Aerial Roof Measurements

We know that using a drone as part of your Aerial roofing estimation can really enhance your calculations and present a professional looking estimate to your Roofing customer. Our aerial Roofing software Will also use free images from Google to help you create an Aerial roof sketch report in a PDF format that you can use for all of your customers at no cost.

But what happens when a satellite image is obscured by bad weather or leafy trees?  What if the image is not quite clear and you can’t decipher a hip from a valley? Enter Sky Roof Measure! It’s a solution using high-resolution aerial imagery.  So, you can perform remote roof measurements with unencumbered ease… no need to drive to the property and climb a ladder. Sky Roof Measure uses imagery taken from specially equipped aircraft which, to-date, have surveyed approximately 70% of the United States. Sky Roof Measure is currently the only roofing software that integrates multi-season, high-resolution aerial imagery into a do-it-yourself roof measurement solution. With Sky Roof Measure installed on an iPad or Android tablet, Sky Roof Measure images can be selected by month for most any property.

How Accurate Are Online Roofing Estimators and Tools?

Technology has transformed the roofing industry in the last five years. Roofing apps help contractors to:

  • Make accurate measurements
  • Generate more complete estimates
  • Schedule more appointments
  • Sell more jobs

There are many variables that impact the accuracy of mobile roof measuring and estimating software. However, recent developments and innovations have reduced the impact of these variables.

As with most technology, you must invest time in training your team in order to get the best results from the software. If your team is not properly trained, the results could be misleading or even incorrect. Everyone should understand the benefits of the software and know how to use it properly.

For a roofing estimator, a sales process that includes damage detection will typically look like this:

  1. Estimator gathers aerial imagery using an automated drone powered by drone inspection software.
  2. All images are transferred into an app, where AI tools find and highlight damage automatically.
  3. Estimator reviews highlighted damage inside the app, double checks damage points, and adds relevant imagery to reports with a few clicks.
  4. Using a 3D model and dynamic measurements, the estimator prepares an estimate including damage imagery and cost information.
  5. Estimator delivers a thorough package of information, costs, and imagery to the property owner or carrier.

The results are real. Not only are roofing companies saving time using automated damage detection, many insurance carriers are using damage detection internally to settle roof damage claims.

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Measure Roof Satellite – Fast, Accurate Roof Measurement

We use satellite technology to generate your estimate automatically, empowering you with exact measurements that you can then use to choose materials without wasting money.

If you use a contractor, they’ll charge you to take the measurements then inflate prices on materials. So, you pay for the measurements and then you pay MORE for the materials.

If you use Sky roof Measure, you get instant measurements and a direct line to material suppliers so you can see what materials really cost.

Satellite Roof Measurement

Readily identify prospects, create accurate estimates, and queue your work. After all, the best time to gain competitive advantage is while your competition is idle. Access recent snow-free imagery to locate necessary repair work, confirm roof details, perform accurate aerial roof measurements, and showcase stunning imagery throughout your proposals.

When you deliver winter estimates with analysis of their roof over time, you help customers proactively budget and account for the expense. You’ve lessened the impact of surprise. And best of all, you’re more likely to secure the job. 

Planning also benefits from recent aerial imagery when roof access is limited by winter conditions. Design with confidence, order the correct amount of material for the job, and safely organize roof access and your work plan. You gain efficiencies, and stay one step ahead.

Advantages to Aerial Measurement

There are many considerable advantages to Aerial Measurement.

  • Save time and gas by not having to send an estimator to the job to measure – beneficial for remote jobs where travel is a factor, and for busy salespeople who can then make more calls.
  • Save time, effort, and money by not having to physically measure the roof yourself – a big plus, especially on complex roofs with multiple intersecting roof planes.
  • Gain a professional sales tool to help close more jobs – the pdf report of the job you’re quoting can serve as an excellent sales tool.  Consider the impression left with a homeowner, if you show up to quote their roof with aerial photography of their home and exact measurements – before you’ve even met them or seen their house!  The professional report and inherent technology lend a level of sophistication to your presentation that will surely set you apart from your competition and leave a lasting, favorable impression.
  • Limit liability – you or your employees do not have to scale the roof to obtain measurements.
  • Avoid weather issues – in the Winter, inclement weather may prohibit measuring a roof; this issue is eliminated with aerial measurement, which uses existing photography.
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Roofing Square Calculator

If you’re replacing a roof, the first consideration needs to be the roof’s size so accurate material estimates can be made.

In the U.S., roofs are measured in square footage, and roofing contractors typically quote projects based on the size of the roof in squares. Consequently, gathering the size of the roof in squares and square footage is the first step.

Getting accurate roof measurements can be difficult but with our roofing calculator, you’ll be well prepared to take measurements of any roof. Whether you’re a contractor looking to train a new employee or a homeowner looking to do some renovations, you’ll find this guide helpful for any roofing project. If you need assistance in determining how much roofing you will need, Please feel free to call Sky Roof Measure at –  (315) 926-1777

What’s your roof slope?

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You will also need to know the slope of your deck. In order to determine this, measure the vertical rise of your deck in inches over a 12″ horizontal distance. If this rise is 4″, then your roof slope is 4 in 12.

Roof slopes are always expressed with the vertical rise mentioned first and the horizontal run (12″) mentioned second.

Roofing Calculator

With that as background, you are now ready to estimate how many shingles you will purchase for your roof project. This roof shingle calculator requires four basic inputs:

  • Roof length (measured in feet)
  • Roof width (measured in feet)
  • Roof pitch
  • Roof type (either gable or hip)

Using these four inputs, you will get several basic outputs:

  • Roof area (measured in sq ft)
  • Number of squares
  • Number of bundles
  • Approximate price (in dollars)

The estimate of a final price will depend, to a large degree, on the overall size of your home (i.e. sq footage). This makes sense, right? The bigger your roof area, the more shingles will be used to cover the footage of this area completely.

In addition, you will need to take into account the materials being used. If you are using standard asphalt shingles, your price will be lower than if you are using more expensive slate, metal or tile shingles. For most residential homes, asphalt shingles are the standard, but there are plenty of reasons to avoid using asphalt shingles as your material, such as if you are concerned about the waterproof coverage of your home.

 

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Aerial Estimation – Aerial measurement services

Sky Roof Measure is proud to offer Aerial Roof Measurement Services to the roofing industry. We use the latest in technology and highest quality aerial and satellite images to create our roofing measurements. Using these images together with our web based software, we are able to create a roof take-off that is just as accurate as on-site measurements. In fact, our roofing measurements have been proven accurate to within 3%-5% and fastest report delivery compare to other Aerial Roof Measurement Companies.

We have also Integrated with other Aerial measurement Services companies to provide efficient reporting services. The introduction of house measurement reports affirms, We give commitment to continue creating solutions through technology for the insurance and construction industries.

We have experience in 2D and 3D modeling of aerial imagery houses and provide accurate measurements to roofing contractors and save costs with profitable operation and increase the benefits. We provide roof measurement for houses, ranging from small residential buildings to a huge commercial buildings with coverage of all kinds of roofs and dormers like Hips, Gables, Mansards, Gambles, Porch, symmetrical and asymmetrical roofs etc.,

The benefits of Sky Roof Measure’s portable roof measurement solution include:

  • Prepare roof measurements and professional estimates from anywhere.
  • Print email and share digital reports with property owners or with your team. 
  • Eliminate unnecessary trips to the job site. 
  • Spend less time on roofs and more time with customers face-to-face.
  • Impress clients with new roof simulations, roof diagrams and other visuals.

Be Safe Use Technology

It was a roofing contractor we need to be more competitive so we can earn the business, and the smarter business owner usually wins. What’s face it today homeowners have tools available for them so they can do reviews on roofers, and they usually know more about your history and background than you do.… LOL

Thank you very much for your time today and I hope that this post helps you .