Roof Wizard Ratings

Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

About Roof Wizard

Roof modelling and estimating software that allows you to automate creation of quotation, order forms, material lists, and more. Learn more about Roof Wizard

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Derek B.
Estimator
Construction, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 17, 2016

“The Best Roof Estimating Software our there!”

ProsRoofwizard is a great program! It is based on the universally wellknown autocad platform and catered to the roofing market. modeling and modifying is simplified for even a basic user. and the training provided by AppliCad both onsite and online breaks down using the software into an easy to understand format. The modeling capabilities of the software combined with the software's capability to be used with multiple other software formats and the willingness of the Applicad folks to to help make their software best work for you gives this program nearly unlimited potential for multiple facets.
ConsAs a US user, some of the standard formatting seems to get a bit jumbled when converting from metric. Seems like some of input going out to the 3rd or 4th decimal gets lost in translation. Also, things that might be considered "Default" settings are scattered about the software sometimes making them difficult to diagnose. Defaults also seem to follow the .dab file they are attached to rather than adjust the defaults of the .dab file to your machine. Could be incorrect there.
Recommendations to other buyersTry and find something better? Seriously, our company has done the comparisons. This is the only software that covers the broad spectrum of capabilities that are extremely useful in the roof and wall cladding and framing industry. There are some programs out there that that may be slightly better at one thing or the other, but the guys at Applicad are always updating their capabilities and matching, and often masking these other programs in the areas that might be viewed as thier "strong suits." The strength really lies in the personell and the commnuication about their customers needs.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 17, 2016
Tim H.
Owner
Construction, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 13, 2015

“Roof wizard and Team Hamilton”

ProsRoof Wizard can do anything you want it to, It's only limited by the user.....Applicad has excellent customer service, support & back up. If you find yourself struggling all that's needed is a call or email and POW!!! problem sorted!! Team Hamilton have been using Applicad's suite of products for over 10 years. Roof Wizard & Warlock (for walls / siding) have now been merged / combined into one powerful package.
ConsIt has some steep learning curves but Michael Schumacher didn't get in his F1 and scorch the tarmac first time either, hey?
Recommendations to other buyersJust do it. The future is now! Applicad Roof Bureau is a definite asset, if you have too many plans or jobs to quote, simply send / upload the drawing (+ a modest fee) and presto in less than 24 hours the model is ready for collection, and while the drawing side of the applicad process is being completed by their highly skilled CAD Draft personnel you have been completing other more pressing tasks. Once you receive your model, bang it into your Roof Wizard Program, click a few buttons and the quote is done.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 13, 2015
Ian R.
Estimator
Construction, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 28, 2016

“Ian from Dynamic Bradview Roofing”

ProsIf you're in the roofing business and your not using Roof Wizard you're not in the roofing business, this software does it all from preparing the quote for the client to material and work orders. In the 15 years I have been using Roof Wizard I have not found a roof that cannot be accurately & quickly modelled, from there it all just flows.
ConsI have not found any major problems using Roof Wizard when there are minor glitches the customer support is both friendly and helpful.
Recommendations to other buyersThe more you put into the software the more you get out, setting up the databases is the key.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 28, 2016
Francis N.
Sales & Quotes
Construction, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 11, 2018

“Worth it if you invest the time”

ProsComprehensive take off system, that is very accurate. Absolutely love Block Cutting and the ability to show Contractors where certain roofing needs to go.
ConsTo set up correctly takes ages, and to set up correctly you need more than and entry level knowledge of computers, also if you don't have knowledge of how a long run roof goes together (off cuts flipping over and going to opposite of hip etc), well you need that knowledge, unless you're using it to just to get a Square Metre rate. In the age of instant gratification it's not instantly user friendly. If the set up could be streamlined in some way, it would go a long way... Honestly the set up is the biggest thing.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 11, 2018
Tony C.
Estimator
Construction, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 6, 2015

“Great experience, quick and efficient.”

ProsEasy take-offs from digital files or overhead pictures. Dead accurate material order lists, includes every piece, screw, flashing, etc. Makes it easy to quote very different materials at one time.
ConsA little bit of a learning curve, but once you get a handle on it, you'll find it's easier to model the job then to bother with the calculator.
Recommendations to other buyersWatch the youtube videos! They cover everything you need to learn and use the software quickly.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 6, 2015
Nathan M.
Owner
Construction, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 15, 2016

“Great Pricing Programme”

ProsWe like the product as it provides an accurate & quick estimate, Once the drawings have been completed, every thing else to produce the quotation/estimate, has fairly well been done, just whip the price off to the customer.
ConsThe thing I like least is the amount of training involved, having said that, once trained properly the product is powerful and fast to use
Recommendations to other buyersMake sure you get good training it is well worth it.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 15, 2016
Charl H.
Draughtsman
Building Materials, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 8, 2019

“Excellent Software”

ProsThis is one of the most powerful software on the market. The ease with which it tackles roofs is incredible. This has reduced our Quotation time, and improved accuracy of all material supplied.
ConsPersonally not a lot, only user limitations.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 8, 2019
Leigh C.
Business Owner
Construction, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 11, 2018

“Excellent tool for both calculating exact costs and for a professional presentation in your quotation ”

ProsI know what it will cost me to do the job, there is no more guessing of what materials I will need i have the exact quantities
ConsThe amount of work to set up the program at the start can be a bit cumbersome especially if you are doing metal roofing
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 11, 2018
Dan C.
Owner
Construction, Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 1, 2016

“Metal Roof Estimating”

ProsVery powerful tool. Very comprehensive. When set up properly, it calculates every item and detail you need to provide an accurate estimate and material list.
ConsIt is difficult to learn, but once you do iot works great. i recommend taking the the training that they offer.
Recommendations to other buyersYou must be willing to spend a little time working in this program to get its full benefits.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 1, 2016
Bernie B.
Estimator
Construction, Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 26, 2016

“Love the Wizard”

ProsAccuracy. Been using it for over 20 years - love the wizard... Lots of others around that can estimate. The Roof Wizard is capable of mm accuracy. I can do a plan to exact measurements, send the quote, when it's accepted i only have to check the building to see if it has been changed from the plans. If the building is as per plan the sheet lengths and flashings will be bang on. Makes ordering the materials very quick. Also, the plans for the installers are clear and easy to follow. They also know what the job is worth and how it was calculated. So from the model off the plan, right through to the invoice for the customer all in the one application.
ConsLearning it takes time. Setting it up for your business also takes time.
Recommendations to other buyersGive yourself the time to learn it, it's well worth it.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 26, 2016
Jeffrey B.
Estimator
Construction, Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 17, 2016

“Great estimating sofware”

ProsThe ease of this software is incredible. Once you model the building it's a snap to produce a report. If you have problem in an area, YouTube is just a bookmark away with the answers.
ConsSetting up the materials is probably the worst part. Like anything, the prep is always the toughest. But once it's done you'll have a great estimating tool.
Recommendations to other buyersFirst, print the manual. Double sided printing will fit into a 2" binder, use this for quick reference. Second, If you can't find it go to YouTube for the videos. The videos are great to learn the system and for refresher. Most important, take the classes that Applicad offer on line or in person when available.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 17, 2016
Nick H.
Estimator
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 10, 2018

“Reaonable”

ProsIts very accurate, and works very efficiently. Easy to work with roof and walls for the most part. Handy.
ConsIts quite buggy, and can crash without warning. Can't always get a resolution from the support line either.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 10, 2018
Marty M.
Owner
Construction, Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
1.5/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
1/5
Likelihood to Recommend
1/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
March 16, 2016

“ Buyer Beware”

ProsThe software can draw any type of Roof area. No matter how complex.
ConsThe problem is, it will take the user hundred of hours to learn the software. I went to the training class and was very discouraged after completion of the class. I have been in the Roofing for 24 years and have owned and operated 5 different estimating software. I have college degree and have been using cad programs since there they came on the market 30 years ago. But this software requires the user to spend several hundred hours on it before user will be able to use it properly. The point is, a good software will allow the user to pick-up the needed skills to use software in a short period of time. That is impossible with Applicad.
Recommendations to other buyersMy understanding the software was build under a cad problem originally used to design nuclear submarines. There are thousands of levers you have to push and pull to make this software work properly. Again, good software does not require this of the user.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
March 16, 2016