If you see yourself needing to repair or replace your home’s roof, you may want to start comparing prices for all of the materials necessary for the job. Besides the materials needed, you need to decide on the type of roof will work best for you, the color, and finally the contractor hired for the job if you do not plan to do it yourself.
The only concern that you may have once you start comparing roofing contractors is that they may ask if you currently have your roof’s measurements. Having these measurements will be the determining factor when it comes to accurately installing your roof, but if you happen to be afraid of heights then making the measurements yourself may be out of the question. So how can you obtain accurate measurements without climbing up onto your roof? The answer, Google Earth. Plus, you can do it from the comfort of your computer.
To begin the process of measuring a roof with Google Earth, it is necessary to have the following equipment and information on hand:
- Access to the internet
- A functioning desktop or laptop
- Chrome browser from Google
- Ability to save programs to your computer
- Writing material of pen and paper
- The address of the measured roof
- Plenty of time and patience
The good thing is that you won’t spend much time as soon as you install the Google Earth program. To help guide you along, we’ve listed the steps needed to get started.
Step 1- Connect to Your Internet
After connecting to your Wi-Fi internet, you will need to ensure that you have the Chrome web browser. If not, then installation will be necessary for you to enjoy the latest Google Earth version. To download Chrome just visit google.com and type Chrome download. You will then be directed to the download process and go through their steps to have it downloaded onto your computer.
Step 2- Viewing Google Earth Using Chrome
After Chrome has been downloaded successfully, go ahead and open the browser and type in www.google.com/earth into the web address bar. After entering search you will be taken to the online platform of Google Earth. Once there, you need to launch it by pressing the launch button on the screen. It should be a blue rectangle close to the center of your computer’s screen.
Step 3- Locate the Menu
You will now be on Google Earth’s main screen looking at Earth. As you navigate around you will see little lines in the upper corner on the left. This represents the menu and it will open after pressing it. You will then be presented with a few choices to choose from.
Step 4- Download Google Earth to Your Desktop
With the menu open, look towards the bottom. There should be an option that says something similar to “Download to Desktop”. After clicking you will be prompted to download Google Earth for desktops. You will need to allow a few minutes for the version to be downloaded completely.
Step 5- Utilize the Google Earth Pro Version
Now, make sure that your browser is minimized so that utilization of the Google Earth Pro can be accessed easily. You will see the Earth icon on the screen that will allow you to open it after double clicking it.
After opening the pro version of Google Earth, you’ll…