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RoofSnap’s High-Definition Imagery

If you’ve used a map software like Google Earth in the last couple of years, you know that they’re not always up to date. When you’re trying to scout a job site or measure a roof remotely, you’re relying on your imagery source to reflect the site’s current conditions. Stale

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Effectively Measuring Pitch

If you’ve ever listened to a child play a recorder, then you know that pitch is key to a good rendition of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. While an off-pitch recorder can hurt your ears, bad pitch values can destroy your roof measurements’ accuracy. Over-ordering or under-ordering materials from inaccurate

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What You See in Your RoofSnap Demo

When you’re shopping around for new equipment for your company, whether that be new ladders, a new truck, or new software, it’s a good idea to take it for a test-drive. Getting a feel for what you’ll be buying is vital, so you don’t end up with something that doesn’t

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What is the best imagery for measuring a Roof?

One of RoofSnap’s core features has always been accurate measurements, whether you use our tools to do the measuring or leave it to us. In both cases, we need good imagery of the structure; we can’t measure what we can’t see! So what exactly makes imagery “good” for measurements, and

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RoofSnap Comes to Canada

RoofSnap’s integrated imagery partners recently expanded their coverage to include 60 metropolitan areas in most Canadian provinces! RoofSnap subscribers can now measure in high definition in Quebec, Alberta, Ontario and more. SketchOS reports can also be ordered in the same coverage areas, bringing RoofSnap’s popular measurement service to users across

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Speed Sketching: How Fast Can You Measure?

We’ve always prided ourselves on how fast RoofSnap has made roof measuring. While we’ve seen some serious tape wranglers out there, none can match our software for pure speed. But you haven’t seen anything yet. This month, we’re releasing an update to our online sketch scene that will make your measuring

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Roofing In Winter

With the first snow of the season already past our offices here in Columbus, Ohio. We’re definitely feeling the winter season closing in on us. While that doesn’t apply to all of our friends in the roofing industry, for those of you in the Northern latitudes, it’s almost time to

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HOW DO YOU GET YOUR MEASUREMENTS?

In the not-so-distant days of roofing’s past, there were only a few ways to obtain your linear and area measurements. They involved measuring tapes of varying lengths (not always long enough for the eave), measuring wheels that slip and slide depending on the surface, and expensive measurement reports from a

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FOILED BY FOLIAGE

If you’ve been a RoofSnap subscriber or a drone-flying roofing contractor for any amount of time, you know that leaves are one of the few things that stand between you and a clear view of your project’s roof. Besides being a hazard to your drone’s rotors, fully leafed trees can

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PLANNING YOUR ROOF RESTORATION PROJECTS

As a roof repair and installation company, roof restorations are likely to make up a huge part of your workload. The type of roof you are repairing, the length of time since it was last inspected and the level of issues, will impact how time-consuming each job will be. Here

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