Aerial measurement

Aerial View Roof Measurements

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 95% or better accuracy rate on every plane, eave, rake, ridge, hip and valley.

 

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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.

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. Online access to your Roof Reports for your Employees, Subs and Suppliers with no software to install.

What are satellite roof measurements?

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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Eliminate Errors

Measuring a roof for shingles is an error-prone process that often results in miscalculations. Aerial measurement reports eliminate manual errors so you can be assured you have accurate numbers from the very start. Eliminate material shortages and overages once and for all, resulting in money savings for your roofing business.

Estimating your Roof Size: Please use this guide to estimate your actual roof area. Your garage and patio also need to be added to estimate the actual roof area. COMMONLY, your net roof area is about 25% greater than your living square footage.

Pitch (Slope) of Roof: This is the rise/run in feet. The larger the slope, the greater your actual roof area.

 
 Pitch (slope) Roof Angle Area % Increase
 2/12   9.46  degrees 1.02
 3/12 14.04 1.04
 4/12 18.43 1.06
 5/12 22.62 1.08
 6/12 26.57 1.12
 7/12 30.26 1.16
 8/12 33.69 1.20
 9/12 36.87 1.25
 10/12 39.81 1.30
 11/12 42.51 1.36
 12/12 45.00 1.42

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Roofing Materials

The purpose of calculating the precise measurements of a roof is to ensure that the appropriate amount of roofing materials are ordered – whether you have a shingles roof, gable roof or metal roof. Here are some common roofing materials and considerations for each:

Shingles

Shingles are typically sold in bundles. Depending on the type and brand of shingle, it may take a different number of bundles to make a square. When cost comparing shingles, remember to base price on squares and not on bundles.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is typically sold by the sheet or panel. To determine the number of sheets or panels necessary to cover the roof, divide the width of the roof by the sheet or panel coverage width.

Other Roofing Materials

The basic square footage and length calculations detailed above should help estimate overall cost for other materials. Additional roofing materials that should be accounted for include items such as leak barrier, deck protection, drip edge, rake edge, ridge vents, and hip and ridge caps.

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Aerial Reports

Climbing up on a house to calculate roof square footage by hand every time you prepare an estimate means you can only cover so much ground after a big storm. It takes time to measure every area and input the information into an estimate, setting you back hours a day.

 

How to Manually Measure a Roof

To manually measure a roof without the help of aerial measurement reports, you must visit a job site and climb onto the roof to take precise roof measurements by hand.

  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.

By combining multi-angle aerial images with advanced analytics, our reports provide precise area, pitch, and length measurements. Colour coding distinguishes every detail, from ridges, hips, and valleys to verges, eaves, and flashings. Fast report turnaround saves you time. High-resolution aerial views and 3D diagrams make your tender stand out.

Roof Inspection Report Examples

Researching examples of roof inspection reports can help you develop stronger reports. Look at these reports from the customer’s perspective to envision the essentials as well as what not to include in a report.

 

What’s included in your Comprehensive Roof Report:

  • Aerial Images from multiple angles of your property: Top, North, South, East and West facing views
  • A detailed Length Diagram showing measurements for ridges, hips, valleys, rakes, eaves, flashing, step flashing and parapets
  • A detailed Pitch Diagram showing pitch values in inches per foot and slope direction
  • A detailed Area Diagram showing the square foot of each roof facet as well as total square feet
  • A two-page roofing terminology guide to assist you in gaining a greater understanding of roofing materials and systems
  • The Metal Roof Outlet’s exclusive 20 page, full-color illustrated residential metal roofing handbook
  • A custom estimate for outfitting your home with a permanent metal roof
  • An in-person consultation at The Metal Roof Outlet explaining the report in detail

 

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Satellite Roof Measurement

One reason why measuring a roof by satellite is so accurate is due to the fact that you have as high and clear a vantage point as is possible. You can zoom in as much as you want, depending on the tool used, and everything is easy to see and put together. In other words, there’s no way to get any higher or see the roof from any better of an angle than from far above in a satellite.

Roof Measurements from Satellite

Another thing that helps to enhance the accuracy of satellite roofing measurements is the combination of pairing the satellite photos with software to help get the best and most accurate measurements possible. By starting with such good photos, strong software designed for the purpose can help ensure accurate measurements of the roof.

That’s why it’s so important to make sure you use the right software. Its accuracy will depend on its capabilities. But, it will also depend on its inputs. IN other words, one of the reasons why the satellite approach is so accurate is because it has fantastic inputs from the satellite photos. Otherwise, this accuracy wouldn’t be where it is.

Roof Measurements With Google Earth

  • On your computer, open Google Earth.
  • Search for a place, or select a location on the globe.
  • On the left, click Measure. . …
  • Click the map to set measurement points.
  • To remove a point, on the right, click Undo .
  • To complete your line measurement, double-click on your last point, or click Done .

How to Get Accurate Aerial Roof Measurements?

How to Get a Roofing Measurement
  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.

How do you measure a flat roof?

Just 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. Simply add the square footage of each of the planes together to derive the total square footage of your roof. For example, this flat roof has one roof plane.

Rooftop Measurements

  • 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.

How to Measure Roof Slope from On the Roof

To use the direct roof slope measurement procedure, in addition to safe access to a roof that won’t be damaged by touching or walking on it, you need: a tape measure and a carpenter’s level. This procedure to measure roof slope can be performed on the roof or from a ladder at roof edge. 

  • Hold the carpenter’s level in a horizontal position with one end touching the roof surface.
  • Measure out 12″ along the level bottom edge – the green line in our sketch. Mark this point on the leve.
  • Measure straight down to the roof surface from the mark you just made – the blue line in our sketch.
  • Read that distance in inches. The result is inches of rise per foot of run.

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.
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Aerial Measurement

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.

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.

With those figures, you can then estimate the roofing supplies needed for a job.

Commercial Roof Report

Praised by customers for its attention to detail, the commercial reports provide customers with superior protrusion information, as well as full parapet measurements that depict width, height, and length in addition to area. Commercial Roof Reports apply to all structures with 3 or more dwelling units, or commercial, institutional and industrial structures [i.e., churches and apartment buildings].

Unfortunately, roofers have tight windows of opportunity to operate. They can become busiest right after a hurricane, a tornado, a hailstorm, or heavy snow coupled with high winds. Your lines may be flooded with calls from damage-sustaining households across a wide area. Even in good conditions, roofing companies are required to continuously prospect, estimate and quote with detailed measurements as they compete for business, one street and neighborhood after another.

In a highly competitive business, roofers need every edge they can get. Prospective customers want accurate repair quotes—and they want them quickly. So why wouldn’t you choose a tool that can give them both and, at the same time, enable you to accelerate your business?

High-resolution aerial imagery, captured multiple times per year offering leaf-on and leaf-off views, gives roofers exceptional perspective and a distinct advantage over many competitors. If that information can be instantly accessed from any laptop, mobile or connected device, all the better.

Restoration contractors also benefit from the fact that these reports are considered the independent, third-party standard and are accepted by all major insurance carriers. This virtually eliminates disputes surrounding roof measurements and materials needed in a claim situation. 

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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 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.

Created by Roofing Experts, For Roofing Experts

Gain the confidence you need to expedite critical projects without even having to set foot on the construction site. With aerial roof measurement reports from SkyRoofMeasure™, you can save both time and money. A project could be one roof, or multiple roofs; either way, these measurement reports have you covered. Gone are the days of scaling damaged roofs for more accurate measurements. Today, groundbreaking roof measurement systems precisely determine the dimensions of a roof.

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.

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CONTRACTORS

For A Seasoned Roofing Or A Siding Contractor Or If You’re New To Insurance Claim Work, Spend No Time Learning Complicated Estimating Software And Keep Doing What You Do Best. Let Our Fast, Accurate Estimate Writers Handle The Task For You!

  • Our Professional Estimating Service Will Provide You With A Detailed Damage Repair Estimate Based On-Going Rates For Your Geographical Area Of Work.
  • Avoid Pricing Disputes With Adjusters, Subcontractors, And Property Owners.
  • Supplement An Adjuster’s Estimate By Adding Missing And Overlooked Items.
  • Avoid Guesswork, Prevent Unnecessary Supplements, And Change Orders.
  • Customize Your Renovation And Remodeling Estimates.

Roof measurement reports take the guesswork out of complicated measurements. It’s not necessary to eyeball and potentially miscalculate or misjudge – you can walk into a meeting or a home visit with concrete numbers that can then be applied to material orders, and crew schedules, without the need to remeasure.

Reports that come from an independent, verified third-party source eliminates the need to question the motivation of the estimator. Insurance companies know that your employees aren’t trying to inflate the project, and customers can see that you’re not trying to pull one over when you present professional documentation.

Additionally, having that report as part of your official documentation saves time, and can be archived and referenced later, should that customer need more work done in the future.

Safety
Measurement reports dramatically increase the safety of your estimator or sales reps, eliminating the need for them to climb up on a roof to provide measurements and photos themselves. According to Restoration & Remediation Magazine, “In a situation where a building has been damaged, there are extreme risks involved in climbing a potentially unsafe structure…From a risk management standpoint, the reports help [contractors] be more cognizant of the dangers involved.”

Additionally, “Having the measurements, pitch, and images ahead of time helps us determine the appropriate safety gear to bring to the job.”

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How do you measure a flat roof?

Just 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. Simply add the square footage of each of the planes together to derive the total square footage of your roof. For example, this flat roof has one roof plane.

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How do you estimate a flat roof?

Out of the total installation cost on a new flat roof, around 70% will be the cost of labor! The cost of installation starts at $5 – 5.5 per square foot, but can go up to as much as $7-9 per square foot, depending on roof size and complexity. This includes tear off, insulation and the new roofing membrane.
 

How many shingles do I need for a 24×24 garage?

Considering this, how many shingles do I need for a 24×24 garage? Three bundles are equal to one square. Each square equates to 100 square feet. In the previous example, three squares, or 300 square feet, of shingles will be needed to cover the garage roof.
 

What is the standard height of a roof?

10 to 12 feet
 
The standard height of a building’s roof is 10 to 12 feet.
 
If you‘re planning work on a roof and don’t have the building plans, taking preliminary measurements from the ground allows you to approximate the roof area and estimate some costs. … But, you can measure a gable or flat roof from the ground with the help of an assistant.
 

How do you determine the height of a roof pitch?

Pitch – Is the incline of the roof represented as the ratio of rise to the span (twice the run). For example, if the roof rises 4 feet and the span is 16 feet (twice the run), then the pitch is 4/16, or 1/4.
 

Is there a minimum roof pitch?

Traditionally, a minimum roof pitch of 20° was recommended in BS 5534, but modern tiles and slates have now been designed for applications as low as 15°. It is uncommon to find a roof below 15° but for those very low pitch applications, there are interlocking clay pantiles available, suitable for use down to 12.5°.
 

How much area does 1 pack of shingles cover?

Each bundle covers 33.3 sq. ft. of roof area—which is close enough to the 32 sq. ft.
 

What color roof is best for resale?

Coordinate with Siding and Shutters
House Siding Color:Best Matching Roof Colors:
WhiteBrown, black, green, gray, blue, red
GrayBlack, dark gray, dark blue, dark green, white
Beige/TanBrown, black, dark green, dark blue
BrownGreen, black, blue, charcoal and browns that are lighter or darker

How much does it cost to build a 30×40 garage?

The cost for straight wall metal garages starts at about $12 per square ft. Taking the roof into account, the cost of a 30’x40′ straight wall garage is about $14,400. Accessories and delivery will add another $3000 to this cost for a total estimate of $17,400

 

Do Metal Roofs affect WIFI?

Ultimately, investing in a new metal roof should have barely any noticeable effect on your home’s Wi-Fi network. Modern Wi-Fi systems are quite strong. As long as you have a newer modem and router, it should have no trouble supplying steady connections to the wireless devices throughout your home.
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Aerial Roof Measurements Are Now Easier

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.

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.

 

Features of a Roof Reports

 
  • Accurate Roof Pitch Measurements.
  • Roof Measurements including Area, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, & 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 95% coverage of the USA & Canada.
  • Also supports file formats such as XML,RFX,DFX/DWG, ESX AND WRL.

We Do Things the Right Way

We challenge the status quo. We follow through with a commitment, doing things the right way. As team players, we represent your brand with passion and pride. we believe customers demand and deserve respect and appreciation and that is why we will go the extra mile to exceed customers’ expectations. Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a  estimate.

What’s included?

  • 3D Diagram
  • Roof Area
  • Pitch Diagram
  • Accessories measurements: eave, rakes, hips, ridges, valleys, wall flashing.
  • Parapet Walls

 

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Accurate 3D Aerial Roof Measurements Reports

At Sky Roof Measure we create accurate 3D roof models from intelligent aerial images and generate a detailed PDF report. We generally serve Roofers and Insurance Professionals.

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We have extensive training and experience in the interpretation of aerial imagery and the creation of ACCURATE 3D roof models, our process includes; fetching aerial images > creation of the roof model > generation of PDF report.

We began producing 3d roof models from January 2010, we offer consulting services in regards to software selection and human resource training for other companies within the aerial roof measurements industry.

By combining multi-angle aerial images with advanced analytics, our reports provide precise area, pitch, and length measurements. Colour coding distinguishes every detail, from ridges, hips, and valleys to verges, eaves, and flashings. Fast report turnaround saves you time. High-resolution aerial views and 3D diagrams make your tender stand out.

Our roof measurement reports provide a detailed overview of every aspect of your roof. Each report comes with aerial images of the property, a 3D diagram of the roof, length, area, pitch and notes diagrams, as well as a summary page with waste table calculations. Our EagleView generated reports include length diagrams with color-coded details and total lengths for ridges, hips, valleys, rakes, eaves, flashing and step flashing. The Wall Measurement Reports provide a detailed analysis of your wall layout and all the critical dimensions, including the area each wall feature These professional-grade reports are used by all types national companies and come with an Accuracy Guarantee. All the measurement’s final report will emailed to you within 1-4 days.

Why Use Drones for Roof Measurements?

One of the main benefits of drones is their size and maneuverability.  This feature allows them to fly a few feet away from various building types and capture high-resolution imagery (sub-centimeter per pixel resolution) for residential, commercial, flat and metal roofs.

Features / Application / Technical Info.

    • 3D Roof Diagram
    • Aerial Images (Top, N, S, E & W)
    • Length Diagram
    • Pitch Diagram
    • Area Diagram
    • Notes Diagram
    • Report Summary
    • Waste Calculation Table

Aerial Reports is a quick and easy way to get detailed and accurate roof measurements anywhere you want without leaving your office. Aerial Reports uses the best of the industry’s Proven off-the-shelf software and available aerial imagery to provide Roofers, Contractors, Insurance Carriers and Adjusters a Customized, Detailed and Accurate Roof Measurement Reports. Never miss another opportunity to provide an estimate due to distance, location and weather conditions. Our off-site roof reports help you gain a Competitive Edge by providing an on-time and most accurate roof report. Simply provide us the address of the property to be measured and we’ll do the rest.

Our Goal & Specialization

Our goal 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.

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Rooftop 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.

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Not a fan of drawing the roof yourself? You can order roof measurements from Sky Roof Measure and our  technicians will create the measurement diagram for you. Within hours, the completed project is uploaded into your Sky Roof Measure account. The sketch is a dynamic, fully editable drawing that you can customize with inspection photos and notes and use to create an estimate in Sky Roof Measure . Then, have your customers sign the contract right on your device. Check out our pricing page to see the value.

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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We are a remote roof measurement service that uses the latest aerial and satellite images to map and measure any roof anywhere. Rooftop Measurements utilizes state of the art measurement software and the latest aerial and satellite images to create quick and accurate roof measurement reports.

We include on-roof measurements, roof measurements or estimates that can be made from ground level, and several neat tricks using a folding ruler to measure roof angle or slope.

This article shows how simple measurements can give the roof area without having to walk on the roof surface. This article series gives clear examples just about every possible way to figure out any or all roof dimensions and measurements expressing the roof area, width, length, slope, rise, run, and unit rise in inches per foot.

Why Use Drones for Roof Measurements?

One of the main benefits of drones is their size and maneuverability.  This feature allows them to fly a few feet away from various building types and capture high-resolution imagery (sub-centimeter per pixel resolution) for residential, commercial, flat and metal roofs.

 

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Aerial View Roof Measurements

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Efficient, cost-effective roofing work depends on your ability to quickly and accurately gather measurements and assess the current roof condition. Improve your responsiveness to customers by replacing countless site visits with online roof measuring tools using recent aerial photos. Take traffic and safety risk out of the equation and produce fast, accurate quotes with the power of high resolution aerial maps. 

It’s quite a challenge to fly over the right location during the perfect window in time late winter or early spring. You want the capture to be snow-free, but must act quickly before the trees go green. You also need cooperative clear skies and adequate daylight – more difficult during short winter days. However detailed aerial capture plans may be, survey teams must still adapt on the fly and follow opportunity. You must learn to adapt quickly, and nimbly deploy aerial assets as opportunities present.

Take Chicago, for example – the time between last snow and first bloom can often be measured in days, or at best a few weeks. Clear weather aerial capture is difficult, but the ability for roofers to accurately measure what’s typically obscured by nature is essential.

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Aerial vs. Satellite vs. Drones

There has been a move away from the satellite imagery that dominated measuring and site-surveying for the previous decade. There’s a couple of reasons for this, the main one being quality. No matter how good the camera on a satellite may be, it’s still in outer space. By being closer to the earth’s surface,  a high-quality camera on an airplane is going to capture a clearer, sharper image. 

What about imagery from a drone? With drone-captured imagery, you have the same problem you have with satellite captures, distance. Drone cameras historically have had wide-angle lenses, causing distortion of rooflines at low altitudes. We have no problem with drone-captured imagery, it’s often the best, and sometimes the only source for rural addresses that lack coverage by satellite and aerial imagery. To overcome the distortion, we suggest flying your drone to a minimum altitude of 400 feet. At that height, any visible distortion should be negligible, and you can make good use of your up-to-date drone imagery! That leads us to our next point…

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3D Model, Because Only a Good Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Aerial imagery provides distorted, flat one-dimensional images that are often taken at a poor viewing angle. HOVER’s technology creates a highly accurate interactive 3D model of your project that streamlines communication on the job. Whether you’re pitching a prospective client, planning with your superintendent or installation group, HOVER’s 3D model is an invaluable asset for your entire process, from sales through completion.

Simply put, aerial measurements cannot compare to the accuracy and detail available with Sky Roof Measure’s timely, convenient features. Save time and money and surpass your client’s expectations when you base your projects on Sky Roof Measure measurements and models.

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Remote Aerial Roof Measurement is Here Today

It’s true that the nail gun didn’t replace the hammer. That said, no professional is going to attempt to put on a roof without an air compressor nearby. The same can be said for measuring roofs from your desk… it’ll never replace a measuring tape completely but it sure gives you a head start. Please, take a moment to learn how Sky Roof Measure can improve your bottom line while keeping you off unprofitable roofs. Aerial roof measurements are here. Now is the time to save time, money, and allow your business to run at a much higher profit margin.