Fiber cement siding manufacturer James Hardie Building Products has developed a new 3-D iOS app that allows replacement contractors and remodelers to obtain complete and accurate measurements of siding, trim, soffit, and windows using smartphone pictures.
“With the snap of a few photos, contractors can easily obtain exterior measurements and a 3-D rendering of a home, which greatly reduces the guesswork of job estimates,” the company says. “And with 95 percent accuracy, it eliminates the need for manually re-measuring, saving replacement contractors time and money.”
Users may interchange exterior design elements and more than 20 James Hardie ColorPlus Technology colors, giving clients an instant visual of their home. Users also can inspect every element of a home for a preview of the final product.
Hardie is developing an Android version of the app, as well.