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Recalculate a material list
Recalculate a material list

Material List calculations, how to update waste factors, add accent siding, modify accessories, etc.

Jared Sklar avatar
Written by Jared Sklar
Updated over a week ago

While this feature is in Beta, we’d appreciate your feedback! Please fill out this feedback form to let us know what additional information or features in the Material List would be the most beneficial to you.

Each project’s material list factors in the property measurements, material template options, and standard install methods.

For more in-depth material list customizations, you can change the project scope by updating waste factors, incorporating accent siding, modifying accessories, or getting material quantities for partial roofing or siding estimates.

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Before getting started


Please be aware that recalculating a material list will fully regenerate the material list, effectively overwriting any modifications previously made.

Reasons to recalculate a material list:

There are many beneficial reasons you may choose to recalculate a material list, but the following are both important instances to take advantage of this feature:

1. You've requested to have your property measurements reprocessed:

  • If you've requested to have your property measurements reprocessed to reflect any measurement updates, addition or removal of gutters and downspouts etc., you should use the "Recalculate Material List" feature to access the most current material quantities based on the revised measurements.

2. You created a material list before receiving HOVER's property measurements:

  • While it is possible to create a material list before receiving your property measurements, the items that depend on measurements will not display properly, and any non-measurement dependent items will show quantities of zero. If you decide to generate a material list prior to receiving HOVER measurements, you can either:

    • Click 'Recalculate Material List' to manually enter measurements, or

    • Click 'Recalculate Material List' once HOVER property measurements are ready to ensure more accurate material quantities are represented

Recalculating a material list


When you’re ready to make further customizations to a material list, click Recalculate Material List at the top of the page.

Review the project scope

  • Select your template(s) - you can choose as many as you want

  • Click Continue

Reminder: To find the template(s) you need, you can search by the manufacturer, product line, trade, material type/substrate, and more.

Select the property scope

You can use our 3D scoping tool to visualize and update which facets are included in the project, making it easier to prepare partial roofing or siding estimates.

  • Remove or add facets by clicking on the 3D model

  • Remove or add facets by clicking the tiles

  • Unchecking the “Select all” checkbox in the upper right corner will deselect everything so you can choose only the facades you want for the job

Note: Making changes on this screen will not be reflected in the 3D designing

tool and vice versa.

Select waste factors

Slide the bar to update the waste factor for each trade:

Update product style preferences

Additional screens will guide you through the process of updating product style preferences (like accent siding) and accessories (shutters, vents, etc.)

When finished, click Finish calculation - you will be redirected to the material list page to see the changes.

Download and share


If you're satisfied with how your material list looks, download and share it with others or save it as a template for future use - no need to make those same edits next time!

Still have questions? Reach out to our support team.

  • Call us (+1.844.754.6837). We're real people and ready to help!

  • Email us. We'll usually reply in about 30 min.

  • Chat with us. We generally answer in less than 3 mins. Click on the blue chat icon at the bottom right of your screen.

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