Technology — Home Improvement

5 trends in smart home technology for remodelers to keep on their radar in 2020 and beyond 

solar is becoming a big product on homes and remodelers should know that
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A look at consumer attitudes on social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and institutional accountability

metal roofing in remodeling is becoming a huge trend

Homeowners are choosing longevity over price when they replace their roofs with steel, aluminum, or copper tiles and panels

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"(Jobber) has more capabilities than we knew how to use at the outset, but the combo of Jobber’s customer service and intuitive software meant it didn’t take long to catch on." 

chameleon power introduces tool to take measurements with photos

Eliminating 3D models and hand measurements for roofing and siding replacement

design pro being used by remodeler to do 3d rendering

Quick, customizable 3D home renderings for exterior replacement pros  

Deck Designer allows for various deck corner shapes, and includes internal shaping tools to accommodate trees, pools, or spas within the deck space. 

Free online software to simplify and speed up the design process

Rules unclear for drone use in construction

Lack of clear rules continues to inhibit robotic aircraft use among home improvement companies

Methods for paying for home improvement work: cash, check, credit

Many home improvement contractors don’t like dealing with credit cards. But the reality is: those contractors are bucking a major trend in the way people pay

The Hover app helps calculate siding measurements

 

The Hover app uses algorithms modeled on technology in military use, to transform images taken on an iPhone into detailed measurements of every exterior surface below the roof.

These digital tools can help make the sale and get the project started sooner

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