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Why choose satellites for roof measurements?

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.

Why choose our aerial roof measurements?

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.

Is Google Earth a good way to measure your roof?

There are many great benefits to using Google Earth to measure your roof but nothing is as good as using Sky roof measure. The first of which is that you don’t even have to go up on the roof.

Drone Inspections Improve the Accuracy and Consistency of Roof Measurements

From twisted tape measures to inconsistent endpoint selection, to inaccessible edges, it’s difficult to maintain accuracy and consistency within a set of roof measurements.

But where human ability falls short, machine learning now picks up the slack. Solutions like Sky Roof Measure use the latest advances in drone mapping technology to take accurate measurements of square footage, roof features, pitch, surface area, and slope in a matter of minutes. And rigorous tests have shown these measurements to be consistently 99.4% accurate.

No more worrying about inaccurate data or having to return to a site to gather missed information. The solution uses a set protocol for selecting endpoints, so measurements are complete and consistent throughout an entire project.

Benefits of Roof Report From Drone

  • Automate the collection of high-resolution roof imagery
  • Generate accurate roof reports with the click of a button
  • Take consistent, accurate measurements of square footage, roof features, pitch, surface area, and slope
  • Access a PDF file for easy sharing and collaboration
  • Export a roof geometry DXF file compatible with your existing tools for CAD analysis and design
  • 3X faster than traditional methods
  • Collect data in a consistent, repeatable way
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Why choose aerial estimation for satellite roof measurements?

We are certain that once you see the benefits of our roof report and complete summary of each facet, you will never go back to old fashioned roof reports again. Aerial Estimation is the most complete source for all your Satellite Roof Measurements. We know what contractors want.
 
Roof Measurements including Area, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, and every edge is separately measured and identified. you guys have been great providing quick and accurate reports, and your tech support has been amazing as well!. If you’re looking for a Professional measurement on a project before beginning, this is your site.

What is the best roof measurement service?

Sky Roof Measure is the complete aerial roofing measurement service that delivers roof measurements in under 1 hour for single-family homes, and under 24 hours for multi-family and commercial properties. For as little as $12 a report, it’s the only roof measuring tool you need.
 

How are your aerial roof measurement reports prepared and verified?

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. a wise man once said ” When You arrive empty handed, you’ll return empty handed”.
Report types: Roof Diagram, Aerial Timeline, Hail Report and more. More than 275,000 Roof diagrams completed across the United States. At Sky Roof Measure, we pride ourselves in making your job easier and more effective. Our high quality imagery allows us to create accurate and specific roof reports.
 

Ensuring aerial data can be modified as needed is key to optimizing productivity and efficiency. Suppose a homeowner changes his or her mind about the scope of a project. If a contractor is using static measurements and reports, it can take hours to revise the project so it fits the homeowner’s new parameters. But if the contractor is using aerial data that is integrated into the organization’s estimating and reporting solutions, changes can be made quickly and the reports will update immediately. Giving crews the ability to modify reports on the fly will help alleviate some stress by eliminating the need to start from square one whenever the customer requests a few “minor” tweaks. These are just a few ways contractors can utilize aerial data to be more competitive.

With training and the right tools, contractors can use aerial data to increase productivity and make a strong case for why insurance carriers and homeowners should rely on them to accurately estimate damages and quickly get the property restored to its pre-loss condition.

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Aerial Estimation | Aerial Roof Measurements | Aerial Roof Measurement Reports

Aerial Estimation is the most complete source for all your Satellite Roof Measurements. We know what contractors want. Roof Measurements including Area, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, and every edge is separately measured and identified.

How are your aerial roof measurement reports prepared and verified?

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. a wise man once said ” When You arrive empty handed, you’ll return empty handed”.

How accurate are roof 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. Don’t Hand Measure a Roof, Get A Roof Report Using Accurate Satellite Roof Measurements at Sky Roof Measure.

What is aerial estimation?

Aerial Estimation is the most complete source for all your Satellite Roof Measurements. We know what contractors want. Roof Measurements including Area, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, and every edge is separately measured and identified.

What types of images do our roof reports support?

Multiple image providers for over 98% coverage of the USA & Canada. Also supports file formats such as XML,RFX,DFX/DWG, ESX AND WRL. Our roof reports start at under $13 with no set-up or membership fees.
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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.

AERIAL ROOF REPORTS Affordable roof measurement services for roofers, general contractors, builders, and distributors in the U.S and Canada.

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Roofing Measurements

Getting accurate roof measurements can be difficult but with this 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. Use the step-by-step guide below to accurately measure your roof and estimate roofing costs.

How to measure your roof area from the ground

A more accurate way to calculate the area of the roof than using Google Earth is to get outside to estimate the roof pitch and the base area of the property. Using these two figures, we can get a good idea of the shingle roof’s square footage and estimate your asphalt shingles’ needs and costs. This DIY technique can be helpful, especially if you are not comfortable getting on your roof, or if you have limited access to it.

Ground measures only work well for a gabled roof, since there are usually just two main rectangular pitches to calculate area for. For more complex roof shapes, like hip roofs, you’ll need to work with a roofer or measure from on top of the roof itself to calculate its total area.

HIRING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

There are a number of local services in every community that will measure your roof and give you an accurate coverage area. This is the easiest solution to finding out your roof’s dimensions. Often, roofing professionals will offer this service as a part of their installation costs, or even sometimes for free.

ROOF SAFETY & AWARENESS

If you’re thinking about measuring your roof yourself, please take caution as falling from roofs is a regular injury. Be sure to wear proper safety equipment, and if possible, have someone else there to assist you. Take extra precaution as you move up or down from the roof itself.

Estimate The Amount of Shingles

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To estimate how many shingles you’ll need, first estimate the total square footage of your roof’s surface. To do this, measure the length and width of each plane on the roof, including dormers. Then, multiply length x width to get the square footage of each plane. Finally, calculate your roof’s total square footage by simply adding the square footage of each of the planes together.

For example, this shed roof has one roof plane. Simply measure length (A) x width (B): A x B = 120′ x 100′ = 12,000 sq. ft. for the total square footage of the roof.

This gable roof has two planes. So, multiply length (A) x width (B) to get the square footage for each plane. Then, add the two planes together to derive the total square footage of the roof:

  • Plane 1: 120′ x 100′ = 12,000 sq. ft.
  • Plane 2: 120′ x 100′ = 12,000 sq. ft.
  • Plane 1 + Plane 2 = 24,000 sq. ft. for the total square footage of the roof.

Roof surfaces are measured in “squares.” A square is an area of roof which measures 100 square feet. To determine the number of squares on the gable roof above, simply divide its total of 24,000 square feet by 100. The result is 240, and this means you would need 240 squares of shingles to cover that roof. The most common type of shingle, called a three-tab or strip shingle, is generally packaged three bundles per square.

For a new roof, you will also need the same amount of underlayment. So, in the gable roof example above, you would need 240 squares of underlayment. Underlayment usually comes in rolls of 4 squares each. So, covering 240 squares would require 60 rolls of underlayment. No underlayment is needed if you are applying shingles directly over an existing asphalt roof.

Be sure to add 10% to all of your material totals for trim allowance.

Finally, if you have any questions about your estimate, ask a roofing contractor in your area. Most will be happy to give you a free estimate. For a listing of roofing contractors in your area, use our Find a Roofing Professional locator tool.

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To find your roof’s total square footage:
  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 Technique For Estimating Square Footage of Hip Roofs is Different

There is a different technique I use when measuring “hip” roofs, which have 4 sides and are shaped kind of like a pyramid. These roofs make it tough to count shingles so, through trial and error, I came up with a little calculation that has provided me with another simple but accurate estimation. When using this second calculation, the total square footage number you end up with may be a little higher than what is actually there. But I would rather slightly over-estimate the size of a roof job rather than under-estimate it, like I did a few times early on. This was before I started using these two calculations.

For Hip Roofs, I measure the length of the house and then I measure the width. I then multiply these 2 numbers together and I take that number and multiply it by 1.35.

I should mention that I use a Canon digital camera that has a 10x “optical” zoom along with a 40x “digital” zoom (not really sure what the hell that means exactly) but it allows me to zoom in really close to get great photos of the flashing as well as the condition of the current roofing materials. Regardless of which brand of camera you use, I have found that the most important feature is the “size of the zoom” because it allows you to take great photos of just about any roof while standing on the ground.

Speaking of cameras, the second most important feature to have in a digital camera that you plan to use for your Property Preservation Business, is that the camera’s flash provides enough light for you to take “above average” quality pics in complete darkness.

How to Measure Roof Pitch

Knowing the pitch of your roof is useful when designing an addition, installing skylights, or cutting new rake boards. Here’s an easy, safe way to determine the pitch from inside your attic.

  1. To measure the roof pitch, you’ll need an 18- or 24-inch level, a tape measure, and a pencil.
  2. First, measure 12 inches from one end of the level and make a mark.
  3. Then, in the attic, place the end of the level against the bottom of a roof rafter and hold it perfectly level.
  4. Now measure vertically from the 12-inch mark on the level straight up to the underside of the rafter, as illustrated. That measurement is the number of inches the roof rises in 12 inches.

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What is the average size of a roof?

You will need to express this size in terms of square feet. Keep in mind that the average size of a roof is 1,700 square feet, so your total will likely be 10% higher or lower than this figure. Check that your footage measurements are within this range so you can start off on the right foot.

How Much Does A New Roof Cost?

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.

Roofing prices can vary widely depending on the size and complexity of your roof, type of materials you use, as well as your location.

Here are average roof replacement costs that contractors across the US charge to install a 1500 sq. ft. roof, including removal of one layer of old shingles.

 
Here's a step-by-step guide to measuring with blueprints

How do I measure my roof with blueprints?

How do roofing contractors scale out blueprints?

The more traditional way of scaling out blueprints (roof plans) is to do it by hand using various tools such as a tri-ruler and other utilitarian items. But, some roofing contractors are leveraging high-tech to their advantage by using aerial and satellite technology to measure, and roofing applications to save time and money.

Do roofing contractors need a blueprint for a new home?

Having only a blueprint for a new home doesn’t mean that a roofing contractor must put aside their high-tech roof measurement and estimating application and pull out the ol’ tri-ruler.

How do you determine the pitch of a roof?

The first thing to check is what scale the roof is drawn in. The roof below is drawn in 1/8″ scale This means that, if using a regular tape measure that 1 inch would equal 8 feet. In this drawing a 1/8″ scale ruler is being used. The next thing to determine is the roof pitch see.

How do roofing contractors scale out blueprints?

The more traditional way of scaling out blueprints (roof plans) is to do it by hand using various tools such as a tri-ruler and other utilitarian items. But, some roofing contractors are leveraging high-tech to their advantage by using aerial and satellite technology to measure, and roofing applications to save time and money.

How do you design a roof?

  1. consider using roof slopes that have the same inclination.
  2. the eaves line should lie along the same horizontal plane.
  3. minimum use of hips, since these areas represent a higher risk to water infiltration.
  4. water disposal should always take place externally to the structure.

What is rise and run of a roof?

In roof framing, the base of the right triangle is called the run. The run is the distance from the outside of the wall’s top plate to a point directly below the center of the ridge. The vertical leg of the triangle is called the rise, which is the distance the roof rafter board extends upward above wall’s top plate.

What is the most common roof style?

But the most common type of roof you see on homes today is an asphalt roof. An asphalt roof is a roof system made primarily out of asphalt shingles and other asphalt roofing components. The reason for its popularity is simply because it’s the most cost-effective type of roof for the average homeowner.

What are four types of roof?

4 Types of Roofs
  • Gable Roof. This roof type is known for its distinguishable triangular shape feature. …
  • Mansard Roof. This roof type was adapted from the French and has a much steeper lower slope. …
  • Flat Roof. This roof type may not be entirely flat but have a low-sloped pitch that makes them appear flat. …
  • Hip Roof.
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How to Measure A Roof for Metal Roofing?

How do you calculate the length of a metal roof panel?

Finally, enter the coverage area (width) of the panels you plan to buy. For instance a 38″ panel will have an effective coverage width of 36″. The metal roof length calculator calculates the distance from peak to trim so add the length you want the roof metal to extend beyond the eave trim. We recommend about 2″.

How do you measure for a steep roof?

You will need to go up on top. If the pitch of the roof is not that steep, you won’t have to worry too much about following. You should do this with someone that can hold one end of the tape measure so you can go to the other ends. You will then measure how much it will be for the with all the way to the edge.

How do I figure out how many sheets of roofing I need?

Divide the total roof area by the effective area of a single sheet and round up the result to the next whole number. The result is the number of sheets required.
 

How do I calculate corrugated metal roofing?

Call your metal provider and ask for the width of the corrugated metal, which is commonly 36 inches. Multiply the length of the sheet — sheets vary in length depending on your need — times the width. For example, 10 feet times 3 feet (36 inches wide) equals 30 square feet. One sheet will cover 30 square feet.
 

Here’s our step-by-step guide for measuring the total roof area for installation:

  1. Step 1: Start by sketching out a top-down view of your home’s roof. …
  2. Step 2: Measure the length of your roof. …
  3. Step 3: Next, figure out the width of the metal that you’re installing. …
  4. Step 4: Repeat Step 3 for the other side of the roof.

How do you figure linear feet for a metal roof?

24 inches divided by 12 inches is equal to 2 feet and 36 inches divided by 12 inches is equal to 3 feet. First we will calculate the 2-foot wide material. Divide 533 square feet by 2 feet and the result is 266.5 linear feet. Next do the same with the 3-foot material and the result is 177.66 linear feet.
 

Install Metal Panels

Align the first metal roofing panel so that it overlaps the edging by 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch and is square to the roof line. Be sure the larger edge is laid so that the small edge of the next panel will overlap it. Follow us!
 

What is the standard width of metal roofing?

The two most common widths are 26 and 36 inches. Other standard widths include 24 and 39 inches. When calculating coverage using the width and length of corrugated roofing, keep in mind that each piece will need to overlap by several inches.
 

How do you calculate roofing materials?

To estimate roofing materials, start by finding the total square footage of the roof and divide the number by 100 to determine the number of “squares” in the roof. Since it takes 3 bundles of shingles to cover a square, plan to purchase 3 bundles for each square. Then, add 10% to the number to account for waste.
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Roof Measurements

What is the standard unit for roofing measurement?

A roofing square is a unit of measurement for calculating the size of a roof and is equivalent to 100 square feet. The larger unit is useful for calculating the amount of material needed for a roof. It’s common to calculate the size of your roof in “squares”, and then order an additional 15% in backup materials.

How do you calculate the rise and run of a roof?

Calculate the roof rise using the figures for unit rise and total run. Multiply your figure for unit rise by your figure for total run to get the total rise. Using the example, it would be six inches times 13 feet. The total roof rise in the example equals 78 inches.

How do I calculate a rise?

Subtract the difference in elevation between two points on a hill to calculate the rise. The elevation could be determined by an altimeter or you could use a topographic map. As an example, you might read 900 feet at the top of a hill and 500 feet at the bottom, so subtract 500 from 900 to get a rise of 400 feet.
 

What are the 4 types of slopes?

Slopes come in 4 different types: negative, positive, zero, and undefined. as x increases. The slope of a line can also be interpreted as the “average rate of change”.

How to measure your roof area from the ground

A more accurate way to calculate the area of the roof than using Google Earth is to get outside to estimate the roof pitch and the base area of the property. Using these two figures, we can get a good idea of the shingle roof’s square footage and estimate your asphalt shingles’ needs and costs. This DIY technique can be helpful, especially if you are not comfortable getting on your roof, or if you have limited access to it.

Ground measures only work well for a gabled roof, since there are usually just two main rectangular pitches to calculate area for. For more complex roof shapes, like hip roofs, you’ll need to work with a roofer or measure from on top of the roof itself to calculate its total area.

Roof Measurement Report :

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. Follow us!

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.
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Roof Aerial

What is aerial roof measurement?

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. 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.
 
Aerial Estimation is the most complete source for all your Satellite Roof Measurements. We know what contractors want. Roof Measurements including Area, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, and every edge is separately measured and identified.

Why choose our aerial roof measurements?

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.

What is satellite roof 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.

What are the different types of roof reports?

Report types: Roof Diagram, Aerial Timeline, Hail Report and more. More than 275,000 Roof diagrams completed across the United States. At Ridge Top Aerial Technologies, we pride ourselves in making your job easier and more effective. Our high quality imagery allows us to create accurate and specific roof reports.

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 interactive Roof Report. 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, rakesflashingvalleysridgesmultiple slope areaspitchlinear measurements, total squares, recommended waste, etc. Our System can Export and import file formats such as XML,RXF,DXF/DWG and WRL.

How do I use the measure distance tool?

The measure distance tool is a simple way of finding the distance between two or more points on a map. Loading… Autopan ? Midpoint Drag? Select Speed… Or choose mode of transport… Simply click once on one point, then click again on the second point.
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Roof Report

How to Write a Roof Inspection Report [With Templates]
  1. Communicate details in a way the homeowner can understand. …
  2. Create a separate roofing estimate. …
  3. Use the report as a marketing opportunity. …
  4. Use resources to build roof inspection reports. …
  5. Keep it professional.

Create a separate roofing estimate.

Be professional in your roofing business strategy. To reduce pressure on potential customers, always keep roofing estimates separate from your roof inspection reports. 

That’s not to say you shouldn’t have the estimate on hand if you choose to provide the inspection report in person. Homeowners want to know their options without feeling pressured to make a decision on the spot. If the atmosphere feels right or if the homeowner asks, review the estimate together section by section.

Use the report as a marketing opportunity.

Writing a roof inspection report is likely not your favorite task as a roofer. However, think of it as an opportunity to set your company apart from competitors. You haven’t yet closed the job, so this is one more opportunity to make a unique impact on the homeowner.

Incorporate your branding, from colors to font styles to your witty company logo. If they found your company online, they may connect your website to the roof inspection report simply through these minor details. Consider increasing consistency and professionalism by adding these details to company shirts and vehicle magnets.

Portraying a professional image from the start can help you land the job. Maintaining that professionalism throughout the roof replacement or repair process can increase your referral rate. 

What is an easy-to-read roofing report?

Easy-to-read reports show your customers that you recognize their needs and aren’t trying to impress them with industry terms they don’t understand. Along with brief descriptions, add photos of the problem areas on their roofs.

Our Expertise

We have a group of experienced experts who can work utilizing various applications. We can embrace any sort of innovation or exclusive programming application according to customer necessities to deliver Roof Reports. We stringently never utilize any such restrictive data or programming application across customers. We work with non-divulgence arrangements set up. We have numerous long stretches of involvement with this Roof Diagramming administration and can deal with any volume of work with a specified time and turnaround as low as 12 hours or considerably lesser while keeping up top-notch principles. We are truly adaptable in our work and can work nonstop if there is proceeded with business. Extra assets can likewise be used if the interest is more. We are consistently open to having discourse and portray our administrations in more noteworthy detail. We can work to execute a no-commitment pilot venture to display our capacities and administration norms.