DIY Measurements

How to Create a Measurement Report (DIY)

Learn how to create a measurement report for free in mintues.

Last updated
June 17, 2021

What it does: Allows you to create an accurate roof measurement report using aerial, satellite, and blueprint imagery. 


Purpose: Allows you to create a roof measurement report for free in minutes. 

  • Upload an image, use a free Bing image, or purchase premium imagery
  • Create in minutes using our snapping feature, pitch tool, and more
  • Download and send measurement reports to your customers in minutes (PDF and CSV)


Prerequisites*:  None.

*Requirements to create a DIY measurement report.


Available On: All Plans (Free, Pro, Premium & Enterprise)

Here's how it works:

Step 1: Log onto your Roofr dashboard, and click the “Measurements” button on the left side navigation.

Step 2: Then, click on the “Create Measurement” button.

Step 3: Next, type in the address you want to get a report on. You can also enter your customers details like their name, email, and phone number but this step is optional.

Step 4: Once completed, click “Submit”.

Step 5: Next, you can either upload your own image of the roof, use a free Bing image, or you can purchase premium imagery using credits.

Step 6: Next, start drawing the edges and ridges of the roof onto the image.


Note: You can use the 90 degree snapping feature for a perfectly straight line by clicking the grid and arrow buttons on the bottom navigation.

Step 7: Once you finish drawing the edges, click the “Edges” button on the top navigation. 

Step 8: Then, select the type of edge (eaves, valleys, hips, ridges, rakes, wall flashings, step flashing, transition, or unspecified) and click on the corresponding line you created. 


Example: If you’re looking to add eaves, click the “eaves” button on the right side navigation and then click on any lines that you want to label as “eaves”. Repeat this for all edges. 

Step 9: Next click on the “Facet” button on the top navigation. Here is where you can add information like slope, dormers, and rearrange layers. 

Step 10: Select the pitch and then click on the corresponding facet. If you have any two story facets or dormers, you can also add this information in this step.


Note: If you make a mistake, you can click the “undo” and “redo” buttons, or remove specific information by clicking “delete” on the right hand side navigation.

Step 11: Once you have finished mapping everything out and you’re ready to get the final report, click the “Download” button, and select how you would like to receive it. 

Step 12: Review, save, and send the report out to your customers!


Adjusting + Adding Layers

  1. Add a new layer by clicking the “+” button on the top left navigation.
  2. Adjust layers by clicking on the layer (A,B,C, etc) and clicking the “move up” or “move down” buttons on the top left navigation. 


Finding Pitch

  1. Click the “View Pitch” button on the bottom navigation.
  2. Line up the pitch to the roof, and ensure it's facing the home head on.
  3. Use this information to select the correct pitch when labeling each facet. 


Deleting an Edge

  1. Click the “Edges” button on the top navigation. 
  2. Click the “Delete Edge” button on the right side navigation.
  3. Select and click on the edge you would like to delete. 


Deleting a Facet

  1. Select the “Facet” button on the top navigation.
  2. Click the “Delete Facet” button on the right side navigation.
  3. Select and click the facet that you would like to delete.


Deleting a Pitch

  1. Select the “Facet” button on the top navigation.
  2. Click the “Delete Pitch” button on the right side navigation.
  3. Select and click the pitch/facet that you would like to delete.

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