No Way This Waste Factor is So High! …Or Is There?
Imagine the stress of trying to climb, measure, calculate the waste factor, and present an accurate bid on a home with two dodecagon (12-sided) roofs!
That’s how one southern residential roofing contractor felt when presented such a job. The company decided to turn to an EagleView report.
As you’ll notice in the above EagleView Premium Report, this job was no walk in the park. A few specifics jump off the page:
- Structure Complexity: Complex (on a scale of Simple-Normal-Complex)
- Areas per Pitch: Nearly 83% of the roof, or 2,364 square feet, had a pitch of 3/12
- Waste Calculation: Suggested waste percentage of 41%, or 33.66 squares
The suggested waste factor of 41% (on page 8 of the report for greater detail) grabbed the attention of the salesperson in charge of submitting a bid. They balked at such a high number, which would inevitably result in a higher bid and lesser chance of winning the job.
A tough decision had to be made: either to go with the 41%, or to use their judgement to lower the number.
After much deliberation, the salesperson decided to underbid the job based on a lower waste factor. After all, there’s no way the waste could actually be as high as 40%, right?
In fact – it was. After the job was canceled, the company’s production team reviewed the report and property and determined that EagleView’s suggested waste factor was accurate, especially since it was to be a metal roof.
The moral of the story? You can always count on your good friend, EagleView, to provide consistently accurate measurements and help during the bidding process, stress-free 😊.
Still not convinced? Check out how another roofing contractor experienced 40% year-over-year growth with our reports.