New James Hardie App Generates Accurate Home Measurements from Smartphone Photos

Contractors receive complete and accurate exterior cladding and window measurements with the IOS app

CHICAGO (Jan. 19, 2016) – James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, today announced the launch of the James Hardie 3D app, an iOS compatible application which helps replacement contractors obtain complete and accurate measurements of siding, trim, soffit and windows from smartphone photos. The app is free on iTunes, and an Android version is currently in development.
With the snap of a few photos, contractors can easily obtain exterior measurements and a 3D rendering of a home, which greatly reduces the guesswork of job estimates. And with 95 percent accuracy, it eliminates the need for manually re-measuring, saving replacement contractors time and money.
“We love the app. I was skeptical of how useful and accurate this program would be, but have found it remarkably accurate,” said Paul Trautmann, owner of Timberland Exteriors, Inc. in Stillwater, Minnesota.
The app allows users to interchange exterior design elements like windows, as well as more than 20 James Hardie ColorPlus® Technology colors, so replacement contractors can give clients an instant visual of their home. With a 360-degree view, users can inspect every element of a home for a preview of the final product.
“We continue to seek out new ways to provide value to members of our Contractor AllianceTM Program,” said Marc Setty, business manager of the repair and remodel segment at James Hardie Building Products. “Anytime we can help our customers save time and money, and sell more jobs, we get very excited.”
Members of the James Hardie Contractor Alliance Program will also receive the lowest price available in the market when using the app.
Powered by HOVER, a mobile platform that generates accurate 3D property measurements from smartphone photos, the James Hardie 3D app makes it easy for contractors to calculate square footage and lineal measurements. Measurements can also be exported as a PDF and emailed from the app.
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About James Hardie Building Products Inc.
James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology, and has been furthering founder James Hardie’s innovative, entrepreneurial legacy around the world for more than 125 years. It invented fiber cement siding products in the early 1980s as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Its products combine innovation and versatility to offer a variety of design possibilities, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Currently installed on more than 5.5 million homes in North America, James Hardie has earned a favorable reputation within the industry and has been specified in some of the country’s most prestigious projects. For more information about James Hardie visit
HOVER is a mobile platform that generates accurate digital 3D building data from photos taken with a smartphone. These 3D models are scaled, accurate, customizable, and are changing the way that people view and interact with their physical properties. HOVER is being used by individuals and companies in home improvement, property management and insurance. For more information visit