In the roofing industry, big storms are big business. Moody's Analytics estimates that 2017's Hurricane Harvey caused $97 billion in damages alone, not accounting for lost output from the storm. While not all of that money makes its way into damaged roofs, it's sure that a significant portion of it does. And while the winds that blow off tiles and shingles in affected areas fill the sails of the storm restoration industry, we can't overlook the human toll that these storms continue to take. Here are some ways we can help.
We love releasing new features. As a software company, there is a lot of work to keep our services secure, squash the occasional bug, and stay up to date with the requirements of different platforms that stay behind the scenes. Often enough,
projects that take weeks of our developers' time get released to fanfare like below.
Feature releases are the work that customers not only get to see but also use to improve their own workflows. As former roofers ourselves, giving the industry new tools is what RoofSnap is all about, and seeing how they react to those tools is usually rewarding in itself. What really takes the wind out of our sails is when we release updates that customers never see, and that's the topic of this week's blog.
If you're reading our blog, you are probably in the roofing industry. Even if you're not a RoofSnap subscriber, you've definitely encountered a product that uses aerial imagery or sells that imagery directly to you. The market for aerial imagery has exploded since the turn of the century. All signs point to continued growth into the next decade and that's just for imagery suppliers! One thing they all have in common is that you usually don't get to see the imagery before your purchase.
In a continuation of our "You should probably already know this" educational blog series, this week we're taking a look at the importance of pitch and how you can easily find it today. (Trigger warning: this blog contains the use of technology in roofing and may cause anyone who uses the phrase "back in my day..." to leave angry comments below, you've been warned.)