OMG Roofing Products Launches New Phone App

OMG Roofing Products has introduced a new mobile app that puts virtually all company product and technical information at your fingertips. The app, available for both Apple and Android phones and tablets, features easy navigation to company products, documents, videos and, calculators. In addition, the app enables users to quickly find OMG field sales representatives and distributors based on location, as well as contact OMG for assistance.

“Our goal was to make it as easy as possible for contractors, distributors and specifiers to get the content they need as quickly as possible, wherever they are,” said Geoff Medeiros, vice president of sales and marketing for OMG Roofing Products.  “The new app is very easy to use, and simple to navigate for easily accessing everything OMG offers.”

As an example of the easy navigation, when searching for product documents, users simply pick the product line (i.e., RhinoBond), then they are provided with choices as to the type of documents they want from data sheets and marketing brochures, to CSI specifications and installation instructions. This eliminates the need for users to scroll through hundreds of files looking for the right item. Once the content is selected, users can not only read the content on their device but they also have the choice of sharing it into their favorite apps including email, storage sites like Dropbox and more. 

The app is free and available in the Apple App Store and in Google Play Store by searching “OMG Roofing” or by visiting www.omgroof.com/app.

SRS Distribution Enables Digital Business Using Contractor Applications

SRS Distribution Inc. announced the company has reached agreement with top contractor applications to enable real-time pricing and electronic order transmission for its loyal base of professional contractor customers using an Application Programming Interface (API).

“Innovation is key to the SRS culture and growth plans, and by enabling APIs that communicate directly with our industry leading distribution platform, we take our first step towards digitizing the contractor experience,” commented Sonya Wells, Senior Vice President of Information Services for SRS Distribution.

According to the company, integration will initially focus on providing professional contractors the ability to submit orders directly from each respective application, but will soon expand to other capabilities, such as real-time delivery tracking, scheduling, hotshot pickups and product availability.

“We recognize the unique value that each of our partners bring to our customer base, and by enabling these digital capabilities, we enrich and complete the end-to-end solution that each contractor application provides. We envision the contractor will estimate, price, order, and soon, track deliveries on the application of their choice.” said Patrick Garcia, Vice President of Innovation and Technology Adoption for SRS Distribution.

“JobProgress, iRoofing, JobNimbus, Xactware, EagleView, Core Logic, One Click Contractor and CutterCroix are among the select contractor applications that have chosen to align with SRS and will be the first to participate in this digital initiative. Co-development will simultaneously commence in June 2018 and target release date will be determined by each respective participant,” Garcia added.

“We have learned a lot through our existing partnership with EagleView Technology’s EagleView Construct software and we are excited to expand on that capability as we seek to make our entire family of companies easier to do business with,” Wells said.

For more information, visit http://srsdistribution.com.

New EagleView Mobile App Provides Streamlined Access to Reports Anywhere

New EagleView Mobile App EagleView Technologies offers a new mobile app for roofing contractors. According to the company, the new app enables contractors to see key measurements quickly, introduces a new dashboard for report access and status updates, and provides the ability to upload user-generated images. Users can download the EagleView app from the iOS App Store.

The app utilizes EagleView’s library of more than 350 million aerial images to provide contractors with accurate measurements at-a-glance, and instant access to their data and reports anytime, anywhere.

EagleView’s own high-resolution images of the property are used to produce a detailed report which is rapidly delivered to the app. Contractors preparing bids can now upload user-generated images from their phone to track their jobs and include in the EagleView report. With all this critical information at their fingertips on the measurements at-a-glance screen, contractors have everything they need to prepare a bid before even visiting the property. The EagleView app also allows contractors to share files on any device and access them at any time in one place.

“We are constantly exploring how to use our technology to improve the way contractors do business, and are extremely excited to share this new app,” said Rishi Daga, CEO of EagleView. “From the clean, easy-to-use interface to the ability to quickly access reports on the go, the EagleView app is going to dramatically improve workflows and make the bidding process a faster, smoother experience for all involved.”

A release on Android platforms is planned for later this spring.

For more information, visit www.eagleview.com.

New Mobile App Provides Aerial Roof Measurement Services

CoreLogic SkyMeasure AppCoreLogic launched its mobile application for SkyMeasure, a residential and commercial aerial roof measurement service. According to the company, the mobile application uses the same advanced geocoding technology as the desktop version, while also increasing access for roofing and insurance professionals to ParcelPoint, the CoreLogic proprietary property parcel database.

The mobile extension of SkyMeasure is designed to further enhance the ease and convenience of accessing roofing data on a real-time basis for those in the industry who spend a majority of their time in the field, especially since reports can be generated quickly and on-the-go, delivering results in as little as three hours. In addition to offering property measurement reports and status updates, the mobile application also provides historical property measurement data. The mobile application is free with in-app purchase options, and is available for both Apple and Android devices. 

“Combining the vast CoreLogic parcel-level data with our precise geocoding technology in this new SkyMeasure mobile app will greatly improve efficiency and convenience for industry professionals who are rarely sitting at a desk,” says Andrew Zickell, senior director of strategic business intelligence for CoreLogic. “With fingertip access, roofing and property measurement data, powered by the largest parcel database in the country, professionals will be able to produce more accurate and timely assessments.” 

According to the company, connecting parcel boundaries provided by ParcelPoint to aerial-based property measurements like SkyMeasure provides a more comprehensive view of all structures on a given parcel of land, resulting in more accurate assessments for roofing repair and replacement.CoreLogic Roof Report

DRG and GAF Launch App to Manage Reviews

Diversity Resources Group (DRG) and GAF have launched pulseM, an app that allows contractors to obtain and manage reviews from customers and employees. It is available to GAF Master Elite, Certified, Master, Master Select, and Premium Coating System Contractors across the U.S. and Canada. The technology allows customers to leave reviews via speech or text in a 30- to 45-second mobile phone survey. Positive reviews can be posted to social media channels while negative reviews are sent directly to owners. Additionally, pulseM offers a gamified employee accountability solution, providing companies a real-time window into employee performance. For more information about DRG, visit here. GAF factory-certified contractors can contact their local territory manager for information on accessing pulseM.

Calculate Attic Ventilation with Free App

Roofing professionals can now take Air Vent’s attic ventilation tools on the go via a free app.

Roofing professionals can now take Air Vent’s attic ventilation tools on the go via a free app.

Roofing professionals can now take Air Vent’s attic ventilation tools on the go via a free app. The interactive Attic Ventilation Calculator figures the exact quantity of intake and exhaust vents needed for any attic size. Users then can email results to a client. The Roof Pitch Tool confirms if the vent being considered for the project is compatible, as well as if the amount of ventilation needs to increase. The “location address” and “camera” features customize photos for a proposal. Direct links to product specs, videos and industry articles support any ventilation project. The app is available for Android and iOS systems.

Mobile App Allows Access to Site- and Date-specific Hail Reporting Data

HailStrike's OneSite Mobile app allows users to access extensive, detailed and time-sensitive hail reporting data from the field, from virtually any mobile device.

HailStrike’s OneSite Mobile app allows users to access extensive, detailed and time-sensitive hail reporting data from the field, from virtually any mobile device.

HailStrike introduces OneSite Mobile, an innovative service poised to bring a solution to mobile access for hail storm dates.

HailStrike’s OneSite Mobile app allows users to access extensive, detailed and time-sensitive hail reporting data from the field, from virtually any mobile device. The app gives the flexibility of requesting hail data and potential dates of loss with the touch of a finger. The only input needed is a property address, which can be automatically attained using a powerful Geo-Locating algorithm, or by manually entering a property address. The powerful tool takes the address and reports all hail activity over the past five years, including size, duration, storm speed, storm direction and more.

The OneSite Mobile app can deliver two types of reports: a comprehensive, detailed OneSite report with historical activity along with support documentation, or a OneSite Lite that individually lists the dates of activity. Both of these reports are generated from the field in less than three minutes.

Insurance adjusters, CAT teams, independent claims adjusters, public adjusters, roofing contractors, and roofing engineers will find OneSite Mobile an indispensable tool in immediate remote hail verification for a specific address.

OneSite Reports utilize Dual Polarization, NEXRAD radars’ newest technology, which creates a digital, High Definition look into the heart of a storm. Only HailStrike captures, stores and analyzes this data every five minutes from NOAA’s NEXRAD (Next-Generation Radar) station across the country and then processes it with HailStrike’s patent-pending algorithms.

NRCA’s Roof Calculator Has Been Updated to Include ICC’s IECC and IgCC, ASHRAE Standard 90.1, and More

NRCA’s EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online has been updated to include information from the 2015 versions of the International Code Council’s IECC and IgCC, as well as the 2013 version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1. Revised minimum long-term thermal resistance values and NRCA’s latest recommendations for minimum R-values for polyisocyanurate insulation have been included in the application. The application also will determine the temperature gradient through a roof assembly and present the information graphically on a report.

Users will find this beneficial when evaluating the effectiveness of a vapor retarder. The EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online is available for free on NRCA’s EnergyWise Roof Calculator page.

Reduce Roof Temperatures by as Much as 20 Percent

CertainTeed has strengthened its highly reflective, low-slope CoolStar roofing products with an enhanced ceramic granule surface.

CertainTeed has strengthened its highly reflective, low-slope CoolStar roofing products with an enhanced ceramic granule surface.

CertainTeed has strengthened its highly reflective, low-slope CoolStar roofing products with an enhanced ceramic granule surface. The granulated, uncoated finish is designed to be a cost-effective way to lower commercial building energy consumption and increase occupant comfort. It handles like a standard roofing product without special installation requirements, is more aesthetically pleasing, and yet maintains a high solar reflectivity, reducing roof temperatures as much as 20 percent.

CoolStar products meet ENERGY STAR and California Title 24 requirements. CoolStar also qualifies for LEED points and meets NAHB National Green Building Standards.

CoolStar is designed to work with a wide range of roof systems, including built-up roofing, SBS, APP and self-adhering modified bitumen. It is extremely flexible and durable, because of the layering of high-quality reinforcements, heavy asphalt coating and highly reflective ceramic granules. This toughness combats the negative effects of natural expansion and contraction caused by heating, cooling, light and moisture. In addition, the brilliant white CoolStar surface is factory applied for hassle-free, one-step installation, which helps reduce labor costs.

Mobile App Determines Amount of Roofing Ventilation Products Needed

CertainTeed has made available its Roofing Ventilation Calculator mobile application.

CertainTeed has made available its Roofing Ventilation Calculator mobile application.

CertainTeed has made available its Roofing Ventilation Calculator mobile application. The free digital tool gives building professionals a fast and accurate way to determine the amount of ventilation products needed to outfit an attic space with balanced ventilation. Available for iOS and Android devices, the app includes the complete line of CertainTeed Roofing ventilation products—ridge vents, rolled ridge vents, intake vents and static exhaust vents. Find the app on iTunes and Google Play.