Roofing Annex Chooses Kespry for Comprehensive Building Assessment and Protection Services
Leading Midwest roofing company integrates Kespry drone-based aerial intelligence platform into The Annex Assurance Program for commercial and multi-home residential properties
MENLO PARK, Calif. – March 1, 2018 – Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced Roofing Annex, a leading Midwest roofing company, has chosen the Kespry platform to set a new bar in preventative building maintenance and property protection. The Cincinnati -based contractor is using Kespry technology for assessing and protecting building envelopes, which refers to key structural elements including roofs, skylights, ventilation, and rooftop drainage. The combination of Roofing Annex’s roofing services and the Kespry platform is part of its Annex Assurance Program (XAP). XAP provides customers with a roadmap and the protection needed to keep their investments profitable. The program is being unveiled at the 2018 Capital Improvement Summit, held Thursday, March 1 at Topgolf in West Chester Township, Ohio. The summit is being held for the Cincinnati and Dayton regions to help share information, products and practices that positively affect the bottom line for any property owner and manager of multi-family housing.
“Roofing Annex has always been forward thinking and innovative, so it was a natural step to work with Kespry,” said Phil Pratt, Commercial Consultant, Multi-Family and Commercial Division, Roofing Annex. “Kespry enables us to give our customers an unbiased, thoroughly-detailed report on their roof in a fraction of the time a conventional and potentially damaging inspection would take. The speed, efficiency and accuracy that Kespry brings is game changing.”
The Kespry aerial intelligence platform is also delivering unprecedented time and resource savings for Roofing Annex.
“In the past, using conventional methods, inspecting a multi-family complex could have taken anywhere from three to five days,” said Pratt. “Now, using the Kespry system, we’re able to complete the same inspections with full reporting in just a few hours. Everyone knows that ‘time is money.’ That phrase has never been more fitting than now for us. Using Kespry means we can start rebuilding a customer’s property in a week or two, compared to delays of a month or more caused by a long and drawn-out inspection and adjustment process.”
Another key benefit of using Kespry is eliminating the need for manual inspections involving employees climbing up on top of roofs, creating potentially hazardous and damaging situations.
“We know from years of testing and research that something as small as a one-inch piece of hail can damage a roof permanently,” said Pratt. “What do you think an inspector walking all over it is doing? Potentially creating more damage. Roofs were not meant to be walked on. Kespry allows us to inspect roofs without causing unneeded distress to them.”
“Roofing Annex exemplifies how companies can use the Kespry aerial intelligence platform to transform the roofing services they offer their customers,” said Paul Ross, Vice-President of Marketing, Kespry. “With Kespry, Roofing Annex is able to dramatically reduce the time it takes to inspect a roof and inform a customer of any urgent or preventative work that needs to be done. That means Roofing Annex can win more business while reducing the risk of further damage during the inspection. We’re very pleased to play a role in Roofing Annex’s ongoing success and commitment to the highest customer standards possible.”
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Kespry’s aerial intelligence platform is transforming how organizations capture, analyze and share insights about their business, providing the information they need to accelerate their operations. Purpose-built for industrial use yet simple enough for any user, a wide variety of industries rely on Kespry to solve business-critical problems. Delivering a fully integrated solution from drone data capture to industry-specific analytics, Kespry serves customers across North America, Europe and Australia, including John Deere, Hancock Claims Consultants, Catastrophe Response Unit (CRU), Lehigh Hanson/Heidelberg, and Colas USA.