In a move aimed to cut down on installation and labor costs, building materials manufacturer CertainTeed is offering its siding contractors state-of-the-art, 3D wall measurement reports for exterior project including siding, windows, doors, and painting. The new service uses data from EagleView Technologies, a provider of aerial imagery and data analytics.
EagleView’s full color, high-resolution photos and clean, organized presentations and diagrams assist in timely information gathering, reduce overall costs, and increase efficiency and productivity of business operations, according to CertainTeed.
“EagleView is already well known in the roofing industry for its unique aerial measurement services that save contractors time and money by allowing them to walk into the home with all of the details of the project,” said Matt Gibson, director of channel marketing for CertainTeed Siding. “When they developed the same technology for siding, we knew it would be a great benefit to our contractors —so they could spend less time measuring and more time closing sales.”
The tablet and laptop-friendly wall measurement tool eliminates the need for multiple trips to the property by recording measurements before visiting the jobsite, while improving accuracy versus traditional hand measuring for walls, windows, and doors. Overall costs are also reduced for inspections and estimating, resulting in increased customer satisfaction and fewer siding replacement and repair claims, the company says.
Specifically, each wall report includes a 3D diagram, total square footage of wall areas, number and total square feet of windows and doors, north, south, east and west elevation diagrams, and a summary page that recaps total wall area and total wall count.