How Remodelers, Designers and Architects Use HOVER

francie 11/14/2016 Exterior Contractors

HOVER is transforming the daily workflow for thousands of home improvement and insurance professionals, from sales reps and insurance claims adjusters to installation crews to back-office assistants.

After launching at the 2016 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show, where HOVER was selected as a finalist for Best Home Technology Product, HOVER has been discovered as a critical tool by new home builders, design/build firms, architects, remodelers and more. These professionals use HOVER to add value to their business in the following ways:

Planning Additions With CAD Exports

Remodelers putting additions on homes often utilize HOVER for its CAD files. HOVER models can be exported into a number of CAD file types, including .skp, .dxf and .dwg, which gives remodelers a starting point to create drawings and solidify construction plans.

“HOVER is reducing my estimating time by as much as 75 percent, which saves me time and the customer money,” said Joshua Nase, designer/project manager at Cedar Ledge Builders in South Hero, Vt.

Adding Materials to New Construction Homes

While they aren’t building new homes, some replacement contractors are called upon to add siding to new construction homes. HOVER can provide measurements and models for new construction homes that are weathertight, typically “wrapped” with roofing, windows and doors installed.

“A substantial part of our business involves siding new construction homes, which can require more than an hour of measuring,” said Alan Wagner, project manager at Griffin Roofing & Construction in Matthews, N.C. “With HOVER, I can simply walk around the house, take a few photos and head to the next job site. Our company relies on HOVER for accurate measurements and HOVER nails them every time.”

Designing Custom Homes

Consulting with prospective homeowner customers to choose building products and colors takes up a substantial amount of time for custom home home builders and design/build managers. HOVER enables builders to show off digital renderings of past jobs to quickly stimulate thinking and give homeowners a sense of what their project will look like.

“For our home renovation division, HOVER can automatically calculate square footage and lineal measurements. These assist us in providing clients with accurate quotes for their home renovation projects,” said Steve Zbranek, founding partner of Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes in Austin, Texas. “Apps like this are the future and HOVER is really taking things to the next level. ”

Steve Zbranek

– Steve Zbranek (Owner, Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes)

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