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Found this neat little tool on google that can help measure a roof. I wouldn't use it all the time, but maybe if you have to give a quick estimate, or the job is a long way away, and you do not have any other online measuring software. It will not give the pitch, but will give the length and width. 

 

 

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Found this neat little tool on google that can help measure a roof. I wouldn't use it all the time, but maybe if you have to give a quick estimate, or the job is a long way away, and you do not have any other online measuring software. It will not give the pitch, but will give the length and width. 

 

 

Thats a great roof measuring tool! We always just use the house SQ FT and look at it on Google Maps for roof cleaning estimates, and always add extra for a garage.

More cost too if it is really steep!

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I'm glad this topic came up. I sometimes paint roofs (will be painting one next week weather permitting)  and as someone who had nothing to do with roofing or carpentry in the past I don't know how to estimate the sq footage of a house. I would love someone to give me a simple for "dummys" way to get a ballpark estimate. Up to now I send my suppliers a few photos of the roof and they give me an estimate. I will post some photos of the job when its finished. We pressure washed it yesterday, it was in a bad way with moss and lichen. Early next week we will have to repoint the ridge tiles and replace some broken/ cracked tiles and treat with biocide to kill any moss/lichen spores that are left.Then its two coats of paint to finish.

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dave, new here..but if you like that your are going to luv this it is a app on andorid....called ..ANDMEASURE... IT WILL DO THE same thing..but lets you set the points of the roof and convert it to sq.footage...i use it in my gutter business standing on the ground..with out using a ladder.or from any where as long as you have service...ed

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hi rich, thanks for the welcome..rich dont know about apps for apple iphonei just use droid apps...note for the google maps shown above you can hold down the maker and walk it around with you cursor to get total footage...just a fyi ....thanks ed

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hi rich, thanks for the welcome..rich dont know about apps for apple iphonei just use droid apps...note for the google maps shown above you can hold down the maker and walk it around with you cursor to get total footage...just a fyi ....thanks ed

Welcome to the RCIA Ed !

You are gonna do GREAT in the roof cleaning business, especially because of your existing Gutter Business!

I am always here to help you, and any Premium Member, at 813-655-8777 from 11am till 11pm   7 days a week.

Yackenovich is a Yugoslavian name, maybe Croatian ?

I am originally from the Detroit area, and my best friends up there were Joey Buckovich, and Jake Mickalich

I miss those guys, but I live down in Tampa now, and clean roofs year round here.

Been doing it around 20 years now, and try to help people learn the best ways to do it.

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That Google map measurement guide is the best. It makes my roof measurements simple and quick. I am trying to bid a private  community that has many similar and dissimulator roofs. I do know the pitches but not the dimensions. Just tried it and it works great  !!! Thank you for the info.

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If you are looking for more precise measurements you can get the exact number of squares for $18. There is a company called Eagle View Technologies that provides roof measurements for the insurance industry. When 10,000 houses get hit by hail, nobody has time to measure all of those roofs. Eagleview uses satellites to measure the roofs and you can get a basic report, called Quick Squares, for $18. Just go to http://www.eagleview.com to purchase. I wouldn't use this on every job, but is certainly worth every penny on the big roofs that are cut up and hard to measure.

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I'm glad this topic came up. I sometimes paint roofs (will be painting one next week weather permitting)  and as someone who had nothing to do with roofing or carpentry in the past I don't know how to estimate the sq footage of a house. I would love someone to give me a simple for "dummys" way to get a ballpark estimate. Up to now I send my suppliers a few photos of the roof and they give me an estimate. I will post some photos of the job when its finished. We pressure washed it yesterday, it was in a bad way with moss and lichen. Early next week we will have to repoint the ridge tiles and replace some broken/ cracked tiles and treat with biocide to kill any moss/lichen spores that are left.Then its two coats of paint to finish.

Dude your on a non-pressure roof cleaning forum talking about pressure washing a roof??

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