Pitch determination systems and methods for aerial roof estimation

  • US 10,685,149 B2
  • Filed: 06/26/2018
  • Issued: 06/16/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:

  • displaying an aerial image of a building having a roof comprising a plurality of planar roof sections that each have a corresponding pitch;

    displaying an interactive user interface control configured to be manipulated by an operator to align with a slope of a first planar roof section of the plurality of planar roof sections in order to specify pitch of the first planar roof section, wherein the interactive user interface control is overlaid on the aerial image of the building having the roof;

    receiving, based on alignment of the displayed interactive user interface control, an indication of the pitch of the first planar roof section of the plurality of planar roof sections of the roof of the building;

    modifying a model of the roof based on the received indication of the pitch of the first planar roof section; and

    generating and output a roof estimate report using a report generation engine, wherein the roof estimate report includes numerical values annotated with corresponding slope, pitches, total area of the roof, identification and measurement of ridges and valleys of the roof, different elevation views rendered from a 3D model of the roof, and lengths of corresponding roof section for each line segment of edges of a plurality of planar roof sections of the roof, wherein the generated roof estimate report is provided for repair or construction of a corresponding roof structure of the building.

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