New tool built on Renoworks platform gives James Hardie contractors access to on-demand measurements, 3D models, and realistic designs just by entering an address
CALGARY, ALBERTA, June 16, 2020 – Renoworks Software Inc. (TSXV:RW) (“Renoworks”), the leading end-to-end visualization platform for the building construction industry, today announced that James Hardie Building Products, Inc. (“James Hardie”), the global leader in fiber cement technology, launched the new James Hardie Remote Measurement & Design Tool built on the Renoworks visualizer platform.
A 100% VIRTUAL SALES EXPERIENCE
With COVID-19 pressuring the remodeling industry to connect with homeowners without an in-person visit, exterior replacement contractors are searching for tools to help transition their sales processes to the digital world.
The James Hardie Remote Measurement & Design Tool comes as a timely solution to this problem by providing contractors with the services necessary to estimate, quote, and finalize product decisions with the homeowners remotely. Services on the new solution include accurate aerial measurements, interactive 3D models, and realistic design visualizations, all generated from a homeowner’s address. Contractors can also easily share projects with the homeowner and show them design options through a third-party virtual webinar service.
HOW IT WORKS
The new solution is a mobile-responsive, web-based, platform that can be accessed on any device by the James Hardie contractor without the need to download an app, take photos, or input measurements.
After the contractor enters a property address, they have the option of ordering full-property measurements with accompanying interactive 3D models and realistic visualizations of the property. The contractor can include both services together so they can obtain the measurements they require to estimate and quote while maintaining engagement with the homeowner with interactive 3D and photorealistic visualizations that assist the homeowner with easy product decisions and immediate confidence in their home project.
The solution takes accurate aerial measurement data from EagleView® and processes it with Renoworks’ technology to create full-property interactive 3D models that can be designed with James Hardie’s world-renowned siding and trim products, as well as various window, door, and roof products enhances the design experience. Going beyond 3D, “Realistic Visualizations” are generated from a pre-existing, street-level, photo of the property and transformed into an interactive design experience without the need to visit the property or obtain photographs from the homeowner ahead of a sales call.
“We are continually looking for innovative sales and workflow tools to help our loyal contractor customers succeed.” Said Jim Mallers, Associate Segment Manager – Repair & Remodel of James Hardie. “We are pleased to work together with Renoworks to launch the James Hardie Remote Measurement & Design Tool, and look forward to offering it as a valuable tool for contractors across the country who trust and rely on James Hardie products.”
Renoworks CEO Doug Vickerson also commented on the launch of the new solution:
“Renoworks is very proud to develop a solution to help James Hardie contractors transform their sales processes to be more digitally-focused. We believe this new solution will help contractors better meet homeowners where they are in terms of what they expect of a home remodeling experience.
Mr. Vickerson went on to state that:
“Whether the challenge is social-distancing or increasing demand for convenient, fully-digital experiences to book remodeling projects, the James Hardie Remote Measurement and Visualization Tool will serve contractors well, now and into the future.
Contractors can use the James Hardie Remote Measurement & Design Tool here: https://jameshardiepros.renoworks.com/.
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 8 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 jameshardie.com.
Renoworks Software Inc. develops and sells unique digital visualization software and integration solutions for the remodeling and new home construction industry. Renoworks delivers its technology to manufacturers, contractors, builders, and retailers, offering solutions to one of the home improvement industry’s greatest challenges: enabling homeowners to review their product selections in a true-to-life virtual environment before committing to purchases and construction. Renoworks markets its technologies as innovative engagement tools and generates revenues from five main business lines: Renoworks Enterprise, Renoworks PRO, Renoworks Design Services, Renoworks FastTrack and Renoworks API (Application Programming Interface). For more information, visit: www.renoworks.com and www.renoworkspro.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON RENOWORKS PLEASE CONTACT:
Doug Vickerson, CEO
Renoworks Software Inc.
2721 Hopewell Place NE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T1Y 7J7
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