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What is the Safest and easiest way to get an accurate roof measurement to quote job. I would like to do it from the ground or off of a ladder.



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Sean, welcome to the RCIA. Check the last few pages. I think it was titled something about bing maps.

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What is the Safest and easiest way to get an accurate roof measurement to quote job. I would like to do it from the ground or off of a ladder.


 

Try these folks:  http://roofez.com/

I've been pleased so far.



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There has to be a better way and more cost effective way... $25 for a job you might get??

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1) Join the RCIA
2) Use the search button
2a) Realize you had many more questions than you thought you did and use the search button more.
3) 'Ding'... Google Earth. Measuring tool... $free ninety free.

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Sean,

I'll tell you what works well for me. I use a free Iphone App called Pitch Guage. First you need to have one of those rolling measuring tools to measure the length and width of the house. The app has a pitch guage....You stand in front of the house and line up the phone with the roof pitch and record the pitch. The app will ask for length, width, pitch and the roof cut......it give you examples of the different roof cuts so you get an idea which one to choose. It then calculated square footage. I simply just take that figure and put it right into my quote! I love it!

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Measuring wouldnt seem like such a practical way of price roof cleaning. 2 houses with the same amount of roof can be completely different as far as pitch, walkable or not, landscape, severity of the stain, gutters, etc. I can understand this may be the way to go if youre just starting out. But their are far more variables to effect the time and resources a roof needs than just sq. footage. My advice to someone new would be to pay more attention to landscape and roof access. Give or take a few feet you already know you'll be using roughly 60 gallons of product on any given average size roof.

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Measuring wouldnt seem like such a practical way of price roof cleaning. 2 houses with the same amount of roof can be completely different as far as pitch, walkable or not, landscape, severity of the stain, gutters, etc. I can understand this may be the way to go if youre just starting out. But their are far more variables to effect the time and resources a roof needs than just sq. footage. My advice to someone new would be to pay more attention to landscape and roof access. Give or take a few feet you already know you'll be using roughly 60 gallons of product on any given average size roof.


That's a good point, Ed.....but unless you are explaining all of the variables to your customer that you have used to come up with your price, I would think that it could come across to them that you are just pulling a figure out of the air.  I think that, as a customer, I would feel better if someone explained exactly what their pricing structure was....In my opinion I think that using square footage is a good way to get started with a figure on your proposal that looks like your company's standard pricing and then maybe adding an additional fee for difficulty.  On, the other hand, the additional fee might turn them off.  It's one thing to know why WE are coming up with the price we are charging, but quite another to explain it to a customer in a way that seems fair and uniform...



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