No More Guessing. EagleView Helps Improve Contractor Profitability With New Waste Factor Calculation
By: Michael Park
Here at EagleView, we’re constantly looking to see how we can help our customers solve their biggest problems using the latest technology. When roofs are damaged due to normal wear and tear or as the result of a storm, a “guesstimation game” begins in which contractors and insurance carriers try to determine exactly how much material and labor are required to replace a roof. The calculation is often very subjective. Every contractor has a different approach and while it may work for them, it’s not consistent. Some apply standard waste percentages based on the complexity of a roof or the experience of a crew, while more inexperienced roofers pick a number and hope for the best.
With EagleView’s latest enhancement to its roof reports, we’re offering a more scientific and consistent approach to helping customers calculate the waste they can expect on residential roof replacements. The new Suggested Waste Factor feature, announced at Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo today, uses roof measurement data specific to individual properties and a proprietary algorithm to deliver more accurate and consistent waste calculations.
For contractors, Suggested Waste Factor ensures the right quantity of materials is ordered the first time around, improving margins on jobs, and avoiding the delays and hassles of over or under ordering.
For insurance carriers, Suggested Waste Factor helps adjusters more accurately estimate the materials needed for roof replacements. It also provides an unbiased third party benchmark to compare against to avoid overpaying on claims, and to inform supplemental coverage discussions.
Enhancements to EagleView App to further enable contractor profitability
The new Suggested Waste Factor calculation is now available in all residential 3D roof reports. These reports can be accessed from any desktop or from iOS or Android mobile devices using the EagleView App. Now, customers will also see enhancements to the 3D visualizer with the addition of wall renderings in the Premium Roof and ClaimsReady Reports, and the addition of wall measurements in the WallsLite and the Walls Premium Reports. Also available will be a new display of calculations with decimals added to feet-based measurements. The benefit to contractors is a visualizer that’s an even more effective sales tool they can use to help them prepare for a homeowner meeting.
By automating the Suggested Waste Factor calculation and enhancing the visualizer, EagleView helps improve its customers’ bottom line so they can focus on the installation and provide a great homeowner experience. These new capabilities are just another example of how we like to focus on technology so our customers don’t have to.