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Old 05-05-2019, 02:33 PM   #1
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Software To Measure Roof?


Does anyone have an app or software you use to measure a roof?
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The last shingle estimate I got, the chap used Google and an added download.

He had the approximate dimensions before he arrived on site then measured manually.

https://roofonline.com/how-to-use-go...area-of-a-roof
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BTW, the estimator that backed off a roof measuring with a tape would have had all his measurements faster and safer using a measuring wheel.

I've used Google satellite view to get measurements. They're pretty close.

On some old thread you'll find some of the service providers that have software for these measurements.
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Doesn't Exactimate do that? I don't have it, but I've seen adjusters measure the outside dimensions of the house, the over hang, and guess the pitch. Then they send back a claim with the roof dimensions and square footage.
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Eagle view is what many adjusters do if they don't like getting on the roof or simply measuring the house & adding on as others said

as for xactimate - yeah they have a button to import it, if not you sketch out manually
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You can use google earth pro. It's probably still free. It has a square foot calculator that can be used based on your input. Take the satellite image and drag a perimeter on the building and it will give you square feet inside the polygon. You would then have to apply a pitch multiplier and any hidden overhangs and your choice of waste factor.


This is pretty accurate with a little practice. Getting familiar with views and controls on google earth gets you there. Of course, field verification is recommended.
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As far as I know there are professional online calculators for calculating the roof and which will produce an accurate calculation of the roof area and roofing material, for example, metal tiles, and will form a real 3D model, detailed drawings of the roof system, taking into account the angle of the roof. Good luck!

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You can import the image into Xactimate but then you have to sketch it on top of the image and verify a measurement so the sketch is correct.

If you have an Android, go to Google maps, touch and hold on the corner of the roof, when the red Dot appears, a white box with the location will pop up.. touch the white box and it will expand and give you an option to measure distance. Click measure distance and then drag the line to the other end of the roof. It's pretty accurate.
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EagleView
Geomni
A.C.T.
Ridge Top Sketch
RoofModel.com

Man, there are at least 20 of them available like that. Some also do accurate waste calculations for you, but that is a 2 minute process if you know what you are doing anyways.

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google maps is enough in most cases
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google maps is enough in most cases
I agree, I do nearly all of my measuring with it and it's pretty spot on


Punch address into google. Using aerial view in satellite mode, right click the mouse and scroll to measure distance. It can measure length or area


This site can also do it and you can adjust for pitch and overhang

https://www.oneclickestimate.com/
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