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Drone Technology for Roof Inspection

According to roof inspection companies, using a drone allows them to finish jobs three times faster than if they did them using traditional methods. This capability also lets them offer more premium services because they can commit to shorter turnover times and more detailed roof inspections reports.

Nationwide, they cost an average of $150 to $400. The inspector flies a drone equipped with a camera over the roof, capturing close-up footage of all surfaces for the expert to analyze.

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Do roofers use drones?

Drones used in roofing inspection is increasingly common across North America. Held in high regard in the construction and building inspection industries as well, drones in roofing have significant value. They make the inspection process go faster, lower costs, and there is no risk involved.
 
Increase productivity and improve safety. An aerial drone roof inspection can speed up the inspection process, and reduce the risk of work accidents and damage to the client’s property. It is also incredibly precise, with drone roof inspection measurements 95% accurate.

Drones Get the Job Done Faster

Any roof inspection requires a great deal of planning and preparation. Much of this is dedicated to ensuring the safety and compliance of workers.

With drones, however, it’s easier to carry out an inspection shortly after a client makes the request. Because drones don’t mount and climb access equipment, drone-based examinations begin immediately and take a fraction of the time of conventional methods.

Additionally, drones can transmit data to the inspection team immediately, which allows for faster report generation and less risk.

Features to look for in a drone for roof inspection:

  1. Flight stability – One of the most important features for drone roof inspection is stability. The drone must withstand the prevailing weather conditions including moderate and strong winds.
  2. High-resolution camera – When doing a roof inspection, you would want your videos and photos to be as detailed as possible. Nowadays, recording videos for professional use at a resolution below 4k is already unacceptable.
  3. Obstacle avoidance systems – To capture detailed shots or footage of a roof. Drone must fly close and low. It is not recommended to a drone to fly autonomously if it doesn’t come equipped with a good obstacle avoidance system.
  4. Thermal Camera – Thermal imaging cameras of drones allows inspectors to scan large areas for moisture trapped underneath roof membranes and look for the effects of structural issues. The thermal camera detects this temperature difference and displays it as colors – for example, dark tones indicating cold moisture or light tones indicating heat escaping through the uninsulated roof.
  5. GPS guidance/Satellite Positioning – Not only does it make controlling your drone much easier, but it also paves the road for many other advanced features which can be of great help, especially for a roof inspection. GPS allows several other smart flight modes including Orbit, Follow Mode, Waypoints etc.
  6. Long battery life – The longer the battery the better. Any drone that can fly for 25 minutes or more on a single battery cycle should do.
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How to Measure For New Siding

How do I calculate how much siding I need?

Start by measuring the height and width of each wall of the building. Multiply each length and height measurement to find the square footage of each wall, then add them together to find the total square footage. Divide the total by 100 to find the number of squares of vinyl siding to order.
 
A “square of siding” is a measurement of siding material. One square of siding is sufficient to cover 100 square feet of wall space. A square of siding is thus sufficient to cover a 10-foot by 10-foot section of exterior wall.

How many square feet does a box of siding cover?

200 square feet
 
A box of vinyl siding contains two “squares.” A square in construction lingo equals 100 square feet, so a box of vinyl siding will cover 200 square feet.
 

 Follow these steps for calculations you’ll use to learn how to measure for wood siding:

  1. Measure height and width of each side. For each side, multiply height times width to get the total square feet.
  2. Measure other areas not included in the sides, such as gables, dormers and more. For triangle areas, measure from the base of the triangle to the top and multiply that number by half of the base length.
  3. Measure the height and width of each window, door and other areas not covered by siding. When in doubt, account for 15 square feet for windows and 20 square feet for doors.
  4. Add together the square footage you calculated for the sides of your home and the additional areas.
  5. Subtract the uncovered areas’ square footage from the total amount you calculated in step four.
  6. Divide this number by 100 to get the number of squares of siding you will need to order.
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Quality roof measurements

How to Calculate Total Square Footage of Your Roof. To find your roof’s total square footage: Measure the length and width of each plane on the roof (including dormers) then multiply length times width. Add the square footage of each of the planes together.

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Aerial vs. Onsite Roofing

We are now at the point where we can give someone a home improvement estimate without having to lay a hand on the house.

This is because companies like SKY Roof Measure allow us to get a fully rendered and measured 3D model of any home simply by transforming photos taken with your smartphone. This has helped contractors and insurance carriers to become more efficient, reduce their costs, and minimize closing times all through an app.

The accuracy of onsite measurements is more accurate than a plane flying hundreds of feet higher. The aerial measurements are usually rounded to the nearest foot rather than the in-person measurements where they get down to the inch.

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  • Review Measurements – Access all roof and siding measurements within the 3D model in their app or online. Or export via PDF, Excel, or other file formats. Design in 3D – Change the roof, siding, and windows using real materials from brands like GAF, JamesHardie, and Alside. See the finished project with their fully shareable 3D model.
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ESX roof measurements

Sky Roof Measure is proud to offer Aerial Roof  Measurement Services to the construction industry. We use the latest in technology and highest quality aerial and satellite images to create our roofing  measurements into an Xactimate or Symbility Sketch. 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 2% – 5% and fastest report delivery compared to other Aerial Roof  Measurement Companies.

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Accurate & Consistent

Accuracy Is The Key To Success. No Other Words Can Explain The Importance. Our Aerial Roof Measurement Reports Are Prepared By Trained CAD Technicians Followed By A 3 Step Verification Process By A Quality Assurance Professional, Certifying Absolute Data Accuracy On Every Report We Deliver.

LOW COST – MORE DATA

 
  • Cost-effective detailed aerial roof measurement reports with 96% or greater accuracy.

  • Professional, detailed, and accurate roof measurements delivered in a few hours or less.

  • Industry’s first “text-me-SquaresTakeoff™” in minutes options for preliminary Roof Squares and Predominant Pitch information. 

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Generate Accurate Roof Reports with the Click of a Button

Once your team has captured the aerial imagery, creating a roof report is just a few clicks away. Each roof report provides accurate square footage, roof features, pitch, surface area, and slope. And you can rest easy knowing all the measurements are 99.4% accurate. Once your roof report is ready, download a PDF copy or export a DXF output compatible with your existing tools.

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Fast, accurate roof measurement

How Many Roofing Shingles Do I Need?
  1. Measure the length and width of each plane on the roof (including dormers) then multiply length times width.
  2. Add the square footage of each of the planes together.

The Roof Measurement Report provides a detailed analysis of your roof layout and all the critical dimensions. … 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. The Roof Measurement Report provides a detailed analysis of your roof layout and all the critical dimensions. … 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.

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Get accurate roof measurements

  • Reduction of business costs
  • Integration with Job Nimbus
  • Sketch files available for Xactimate, Symbility and Autocad
  • Take offs based on your blueprints

Are satellite roofing estimates accurate?

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.

How do I estimate the cost of a new roof?

The average roof replacement cost is $4,200-6,600 on a 1,600 sq. ft. ranch house using asphalt roof shingles. However, if you use premium materials such as metal, wood shingles, clay tile, etc, the cost of your roof will be at least $9,500 – 16,000.
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How to Get a Roofing Measurement & Aerial Roofing

The Roof Measurement Report provides a detailed analysis of your roof layout and all the critical dimensions. … 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.

DroneDeploy Process for Getting Roof Measurements
  1. Step 1 – Create Your Project. Create a new project and enter your address. …
  2. Step 2 – Fly Your Drone. With your flight plan created, go on-site and fly your drone. …
  3. Step 3 – Generate Your Orthomosaic Map. …
  4. Step 4 – Measure Your Roof. …
  5. Step 5 – Generate Your Report.

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Why Getting Detailed Roof Measurements is Important & Helpful

Getting detailed and accurate rooftop measurements is important for a variety of applications. Perhaps you work for a construction firm. You may need detailed diagrams of the roof with accurate measurements of the ridges, valleys, hips, eaves, and a clear visual understanding of where vent pipes and chimneys are located on the roof. 

You could also be performing a rooftop inspection and need to properly assess a damaged area for an accurate estimate for repair. Or perhaps you need to calculate the area of your roof to estimate the cost of getting it re-shingled or get a quote for a solar panel installation.

Drones present a unique opportunity for getting a clear view of your rooftop and allowing you to get precise roof measurements. A variety of roof measuring applications and programs already take advantage of high-resolution drone imagery to get accurate roof measurements.

Roofing Professionals

SkyRoofMeasure is a property measurement service created by roofing experts for roofing experts to provide a new level of accuracy, simplicity and affordability. Gone are the days of scaling damaged roofs for accurate measurements. SkyRoofMeasure reports make it easy to provide your customer with a quick, comprehensive overview of their roofing project and aids in the presentation needed to close the deal or ever having to set foot on a roof.

Benefits:

  • Simple pricing
  • Quick turnaround
  • Comprehensive premium report available
  • Friendly, knowledgeable customer support
  • Precheck for imagery, just give us a call
  • Multi-structure summary, which breaks out the measurements for each structure individually (i.e. house and detached garage)
  • PDF and XML files provided for inclusion into estimating software

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,RXF,DXF/DWG AND WRL
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Aerial Roof Measurements and Take-off reports

Don’t Hand Measure a Roof, Get A Roof Report Using Accurate Satellite Roof Measurements at Sky Roof Measure. We’re dedicated to saving your time, reducing your cost of business, improving your customer service, and profitability by providing your business with automated Aerial Roof Measurements. Our reports are unique because They are just as accurate as on-site measurements, Our valuable customers confirm this statement. Are you one of them? Try the technology that is saving your time, money and same day delivery. See how it’s all possible by signing up and ordering a roof report for yourself.

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.

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REPORT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • Images: 1 Orthogonal (overhead), 4 Oblique (birds eye), and 1 Street View (where available), all in full color.
  • Roof Measurements and Areas: includes Eaves, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, and edges are all separately measured and identified.
  • CAD style drawings with colored lines identifying every type of roof edge and area for each plane/section.

Our Goal & Specialization

Our goal at Sky Roof Measure is to streamline your day to day operations by automating your employees and allowing them to work more efficiently with the help of our interactive Roof Reports. When your roof report is ready, it is not just emailed to one person, or available for download into a single desktop application, it is available to anyone in your company using a web based user account. All your reports saved on our database and you can view and download any time as per your convenience. Our 3D Roof reports include Aerial Images, rakes, flashing, valleys, ridges, multiple slope areas, pitch, linear measurements, total squares, recommended waste, etc. Our System can Export and import file formats such as XML,RFX,DFX/DWG and WRL.

How Aerial Roofing Measurements Work

For a tool that can be so valuable to your company, aerial roof measurements are actually quite simple. Planes or drones capture images of residential and commercial properties from the sky. From these images, a report with accurate measurements of a roof’s area, length, and pitch is generated. Details typically include measurement of a roof’s ridges, hips, valleys, rakes, eaves, flashing, and step flashing.

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 Sky Roof Measure, and that’s how we guarantee a 95% 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.

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Roofing Satellite Measurement

Satellite Roof Measurement are measurements taken from an aerial view of your home. The measurements are then calculated with software. You can actually do this on google maps with the aerial view of the house. There is even a measuring tool that can tell you how many feet by how many feet the roof is. Follow Us for more details Please. 

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Get your satellite roof measurements now in just a few clicks and save thousands on your next roofing project by using the Uber of roofing! Sky Roof Measure cuts out the middleman and saves you up to 35% on a new roof by linking you directly to high-quality craftsmen and materials WITHOUT paying a construction company to do it for you.

Satellite Roof Measurements: Features of a Roof Report Accurate Roof Pitch Measurements Roof Measurements including Area, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, and every edge is separately measured and identified. CAD style drawings with colored lines identifying every type of roof edge.

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What to look for in an aerial roof measurement report?

Our aerial roof measurement reports are comprehensive, easy to use, and include all information you’ll ever need. Be confident in your bids, and submit estimates that align to your bottom line.
 
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.
 
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Save Money

It’s YOUR time, and time is MONEY. Have the advantage of seeing more prospective clients. SAVE TIME by not having to measure or diagram their roof…. Sky Roof Measure can help you become highly efficient; saving you time by acquiring detailed satellite images and converting them to data.

Our drawings and reports include items such as perimeter, drip edge, flashing, valleys, ridges, multiple slope areas, pitch, linear measurements, total squares, recommended waste, etc.

Save Time

Time is money. Why waste it on driving to measure a roof? With Sky Roof Measure , you can instantly capture all the necessary data to close the sale and begin production. Your time is valuable, and we can help you maximize your efforts by allowing you to spend more time on your sales presentation and less time measuring.

With our state-of-the-art technology, you can outperform your competition by simply freeing up time to see more customers. More prospects mean more sales.

Attain professional, colorful, and accurate data for your estimates that will place you in a league of your own. Estimates can be quickly produced regardless of weather, location, distance or circumstances that might ordinarily slow you down.

 
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Accuracy Is The Key To Success. No Other Words Can Explain The Importance. Our Aerial Roof Measurement Reports Are Prepared By Trained CAD Technicians Followed By A 3 Step Verification Process By A Quality Assurance Professional, Certifying Absolute Data Accuracy On Every Report We Deliver.

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Created by roofing experts, for roofing experts, SkyRoofMeasure provides comprehensive and affordable roof measurement reports to save you time and money. Reports are based on high-quality, up-to-date aerial imagery and help contractors and insurers quickly and easily estimate roofing jobs.

What do you need to know about aerial roof measurement?

Precise measurements must be taken to ensure the success of the project. SkyRoofMeasure™ aerial roof measurement reports are now available directly from blueprints, taking aerial roof measurement an extra step further to ensure that all of the angles are covered.

HOW TO ESTIMATE THE SIZE OF YOUR ROOF

Step One: Sketch Out Your Roof on Grid Paper

By doing this, you will have a much easier time figuring out the roof pitch and the roof surface areas. The best way to go about this by getting the longest dimension of the roof. A good thing to remember is that one roof square is equal to 100 square feet. Count how many squares there are and take that number and convert it into the measurement units you want to use for your drawing.

Step Two: Fill in the Details of Your Roof

Take note of things like valleys, diagonal distances, protrusions, overhangs, dormers, and hips as these will need their own measurements. Chimneys, vents, skylights, trim, and even pipes all affect the surface area of the roof. You may need to use binoculars to count out the squares of shingles in places that are unreachable. Sketch these areas out onto your roof diagram before moving onto the next step.

Step Three: Determine Roof Pitch

There are three ways by which you can measure your roof’s pitch.

  • Grab a ladder and place a level a foot or so up on the roof and hold. Measure the 12-inch mark from the bottom of the level down onto the roof. If this distance measures at four then you have a 4 in 12, or if it measures at 8, you have an 8 in 12 pitch.
  • Grab a ladder and jump up at the end of your house where the gable is. Place the level on the gable trim, flat against the house. Measure from the 12-inch mark on the level up to the bottom edge of the gable’s trim. The distance you get is the roof’s rise.
  • If you have an attic, you can place the level against one of the rafters and mark where the 12-inch mark is on the bottom of the rafter. Measure from the end of the level up to the bottom edge, and this will give you the roof’s rise.

The most common roof is a 6 in 12, which is a 27-degree angle with anything above this being anywhere between 30 and 45 degrees. Anything below a 6 in 12 is anywhere from a 5 to 23-degree angle.

Step Four: Calculate the Area of Your Roof

There are a few ways you can go about this, but typically the easiest way is to calculate the simple areas of the roof and then calculate the more complex areas. You can do this by finding out the estimated amount of how many shingles you will need. Measure out the length and width of each plane on your roof, including things like hips, dormers, and adjacent pitches. Multiply the length by the width to get the square footage of each plane.

Step Five: Input Results into a Roofing Calculator

Once you have the roof size in square feet (or in length times width as feet), the roof pitch, and the material you want your shingle to be, you can use a roofing calculator to get the total square feet of the roof area, the number of squares it has, and what the range of the installation cost will be. The average 1,700 square foot roof will have a roof area of around 1,901 square feet with twenty squares, and an installation cost of anywhere between $7,224 to $14,300.

When Ordering a Roofing Report Is More Effective: Even an experienced roofer/drone operator will need to study any photos or footage of a property carefully in order to make a detailed estimate or contract. Drones may be effective tools, but they are essentially just eyes in the sky – you might still run the risk of the operator miscalculating or misjudging critical data that can impact your orders, scheduling, and bottom line.

Know Your Teams’ Skillsets and Tools: Using drones for your roofing or contracting business can be a huge asset when it comes to documentation and archives. However, it’s important that you don’t come to rely on the skillset and license of one or two people.

Make sure your drone operators are professional – you are trusting them with an expensive piece of company property. While accidents can always happen, you should make sure that the person operating the drone always has their certified FAA license on hand, and can report back immediately if something does happen to the drone.

Know when a drone is an asset, and when it’s more cost and time effective to order a report. This may be up to your rep’s discretion, or you may have a protocol in place. Either way, it’s important to remember that while the drone is a fantastic piece of technology, that doesn’t always mean it’s the ONLY technology at their disposal.

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Roof Measurement

How To Measure A Roof
  • Step 1: How to Calculate Your Roof Square Footage. First, measure the length and width of each surface on the roof, then multiply these values to get the square footage of that surface. …
  • Step 2: How to Determine Your Roof Pitch. …
  • Step 3: Calculating Roof Squares.

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Satellite Roof Measurements

In most areas of the United States, a satellite image provided by Sky Roof Measure of a home’s rooftop is perfectly suitable as your basis for a complete and accurate roof measurement.  has Sky Roof Measure  integrated this technology into a simple user design. Search by address in the Sky Roof Measure 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!

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.

Roofing Squares: A Way To Measure Your Roof

What Is A Roofing Square?

A roofing square is a measurement, but it has nothing to do with square feet, meters, yards, or miles. A roofing square is commonly used by roofing companies and is roughly equivalent to 100 square feet. This measurement does not change whether it is a square of shingles or a square of tarp. This is because roofing squares are used to make calculating the cost of materials and labor easier than if you had to use square feet or yards.

Who Uses Roofing Squares?

The roofing square size form of measurement is only used within the roofing and construction industries. Though you can use the measurement yourself to try to calculate the cost of re-shingling your homes, such tasks are usually best left to an experienced roofing contractor. Nonetheless, even if you have confidence in your ability to determine the correct amount of materials needed, there are still a few steps you should take before you try.