Aerial roof estimation systems and methods

  • US 8,078,436 B2
  • Filed: 10/16/2008
  • Issued: 12/13/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/17/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computing system for generating a roof estimate report, the computing system comprising:

  • a memory;

    a roof estimation module that is stored on the memory and that is configured, when executed, to;

    receive a first and a second aerial image of a building having a roof, each of the aerial images providing a different view of the roof of the building;

    correlate the first aerial image with the second aerial image;

    generate, based at least in part on the correlation between the first and second aerial images, a three-dimensional model of the roof that includes a plurality of planar roof sections that each have a corresponding slope, area, and edges; and

    generate and transmit a roof estimate report that includes one or more top plan views of the three-dimensional model annotated with numerical values that indicate the corresponding slope, area, and length of edges of at least some of the plurality of planar roof sections using at least two different indicia for different types of roof properties.

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