If you were to type "Roofing" into your browser's search bar right now, your first page would likely be filled with roofing contractors. (Hopefully your own site shows up in there as well.) In fact, it's not until the second page that you even get to the Wikipedia definition of roofing, which is just a disambiguation page we might add! With that in mind, we've set out this week to pass on some of our favorite online roofing resources to you.
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 length (not always long enough for the eave), measuring wheels that slip and slide depending on the surface, and expensive measurement reports from a single industry player.
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 obscure vital portions of the eaves and, in more forested areas, entire homes from satellite and aerial photography.
Hurricane season 2018 started 4 days early this year, with the damage brought by SubTropical Storm Alberto spreading from the gulf all the way to Canada. If you run a restoration company, then you are well aware of the damage that hail, ice,rain, and strong winds can cause to homes. Many times, your clients’ first point of concern will be whether their insurance policies cover the damage that has happened.
USA storm facts:
- According to the Insurance Institute of Business & Home Safety, there are about 3,000 hailstorms in America each year and these storms result in losses of approximately $1.6-billion.
- Figures from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies show that severe windstorms (including tornadoes and hurricanes) cause billions of dollars in property damage each year.
- While the average lifespan of a roof is two decades, homes in hail-prone areas need to be replaced every 7 – 10 years.
As a restoration expert, there are a few things that you can do to make the rebuilding process a bit easier.
- Site Inspection
First, a site inspection will be needed. The reason is that a homeowner may not be aware of the extent of the damage.An untrained eye may not see all the damage that needs to be repaired.
- Meticulous Documentation