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Virtual Roof Estimates: The Future of Roof Replacements Quotes

May , 2023 | 9 min. read

By Nicole Corson

Are you tired of dealing with pushy salespeople? Who wants you to schedule time for in-person meetings for your roof replacement? 

Do you want a more convenient and time-efficient way to get an accurate estimate for your roofing project?

If so, you're in the right place. 

At RoofCrafters, we understand the frustrations that come with traditional roof estimates. That's why we're excited to offer virtual roof estimates, a way to help you save time, money, and stress. We know what it takes to provide accurate estimates and high-quality roof replacements. Learn why our clients are taking advantage of our 30 years of experience in the roofing industry. 

Sit back and relax, and let us guide you through the world of virtual roof estimates. In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know about virtual roof estimates. Including what they are, how they work, and the many benefits they offer. 

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Whether you're a busy homeowner with a tight schedule or looking for a more convenient way to get an accurate estimate. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you'll understand if a virtual roof estimate is the solution you've been looking for. 

So let's get started!

What Exactly are Virtual Roof Estimates?


If you're unfamiliar with virtual roof estimates, don't worry - you're not alone. In simple terms, a virtual roof estimate is an alternative to the traditional in-person estimate. Instead of having a salesperson come to your home and climb up on your roof, a virtual estimate uses technology. 

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Typically, this involves using satellite imagery to get an accurate measurement of your roof's size and shape. Once we have the measurements in hand. Our team will then provide you with an estimate for your roof replacement without ever stepping foot on your property.

How can you get a roof estimate without anyone setting foot on your property?


Couple relaxing on a  couch in their living room ordering a virtual roof estimate

Have you ever bought a car online? Or ordered furniture without ever stepping into a showroom? Well, virtual roof estimates work in much the same way. Rather than having a salesperson come to your home and climb up on your roof, a virtual estimate is done remotely using technology. It's a more convenient and efficient way to get an accurate cost for your roof replacement.

How do virtual roof estimates work?


To get a virtual roof estimate, all you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. We will ask you to provide some basic information. About you and your roof, such as its age, the type of material it's made from, and any existing issues or damage. We may also ask for some photos of your roof to help get a better idea of its condition.

Once we have this information, we'll use satellite imagery to get a report of your roof's size and shape. the report provides accurate measurements, roof slope, and type of roof. From there, we will provide you with an accurate estimate for your upcoming roof replacement.

roof report generated from a satellite image

Virtual roof estimates are a convenient and time-saving alternative to traditional in-person estimates. And with advances in technology, they're more accurate and reliable than ever before.

Is a virtual roof estimate right for you?


Virtual estimates are perfect for busy homeowners who don't have the time or patience for in-person roof inspections. If you're looking to avoid the hassle of scheduling appointments and meeting with a salesperson. (and yes we still provide those too!) Or if you value your time and don't want strangers climbing on your roof or invading your personal space, virtual roof estimates are a great option. 

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They're also a good choice for those looking to make a positive impact on our environment. They reduce energy consumption.  

What types of roofs are available for virtual roof estimates?


Asphalt shingles, metal, tile, and synthetic wood or slate roofing are the most common materials. Architectural shingles are the most popular residential roofing materials in the US.


image showing the 4 most common roofing material options, asphalt shingles, tile, metal, wood, slate

Virtual roof estimates can be used to get the exact cost for a wide variety of roofs. Whether it's a residential or commercial property with steep slopes or pitched roofs. As long as you need full roof replacements. A repair estimate or partial roof replacement is not an option for virtual estimates.

How Are Virtual Roof Estimates Done?


At RoofCrafters, we use state-of-the-art technology to provide virtual roof estimates. Here's how the process works:

  1. Provide your information: To get started, you'll need to provide us with your name, address, and contact information. This allows us to order satellite imagery of your roof.
  2. Make selections: Next, we'll ask you a few questions to help us understand what you're looking for in a new roof. For example, we'll ask about the type of materials you want and the level of warranty you're interested in.
  3. Satellite imagery inspection: We'll use high-resolution satellite imagery to inspect your roof. The imagery will show details such as the roof's slope, type (hip or gable), and the placement of vents and chimneys.
  4. Estimate preparation: With the satellite report in hand, we'll prepare a virtual estimate. We'll also provide you with 1-2 alternative options for your review.
  5. Estimate delivery: Once the virtual estimate is complete, your virtual estimator will deliver it to you via email in a video format. The estimate will include a breakdown of the scope of work, the cost, and any other important details.
  6. Follow-up: We'll give you ample time to review the estimate. Our virtual estimator will contact you to answer any questions or concerns you may have. They may also offer a physical onsite inspection of your roof as a follow-up if needed.
  7. Schedule the work: Once you've made your selections and signed the agreement. We'll get the permits, pick a date, and schedule your roof replacement.

Using satellite imagery we can provide an accurate estimate for full roof replacements. All without the hassle of in-person inspections. This saves you time, money, and stress. 

Before and after pictures of a roof replacement on a beautiful two-story home.

Plus, our team of experienced professionals ensures that you get the best roof for your needs at a price that fits your budget.

Why Choose Virtual Roof Estimates?


Are you dreading having a salesperson come to your home for a roof estimate? 

Virtual estimates offer a convenient and efficient alternative. They allow you to get an accurate roof replacement estimate from the comfort of your own home or office.

Here are some benefits of choosing virtual roof estimates:

  • Convenience: You can get an accurate estimate without having to take time off work. Or rearrange your schedule to accommodate an in-person roof inspection.
  • Accuracy: Virtual roof estimates use the latest technology. This provides accurate measurements of your roof.
  • Time-efficiency: You can save time by avoiding in-person meetings and inspections. You get to spend time on other important tasks.
  • Cost savings: By eliminating overhead expenses like salesperson commissions, vehicle, and gas expenses. Virtual roof estimates are more cost-effective.

So why wait? 


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One More Step to Get Your Virtual Roof Estimate 


As you can see, virtual roof estimates offer a wide range of benefits that traditional estimates cannot match. By eliminating the need for in-person inspections and sales meetings, you can save both time and money. You'll receive an accurate estimate for your full roof replacement, all from the comfort of your own home.

At RoofCrafters, we're committed to providing our customers with a hassle-free roofing experience. With over three decades of experience in the industry. We're experts in providing accurate estimates and high-quality roof replacements. Our commitment to professionalism, integrity, and excellent client experience ensures that you'll receive the best service possible.

So why wait? To start your journey, click the 'Get My Virtual Estimate' button below and let us help you get the best roof for your needs, at a price that fits your budget. We can't wait to work with you!

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Nicole Corson

At RoofCrafters, our mission is to provide job opportunities for others to thrive and grow while making a meaningful impact within our communities.