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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.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:31 PM   #5
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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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