Shingle Genie is both an app and an admin dashboard that uses machine learning to identify which type of shingles have been used on a roof without the lengthy process of sending it into a lab to be chemically tested.
The main challenge of this project was to see if machine learning could accurately guess which type of roof shingle you took a picture of. After a decent amount of testing we figured out that it could guess very well!
Teaching a computer to understand roof shingles
-Scan roof tiles from different angles
-Machine learning does an analysis of the photos taken
-Users can see the results of which roof tiles are seen
-Subscription options for users of the app
Tyler Wrinkle and his fellow business partners were tired of having to go through the complicated and expensive process of having to send their roof shingles into a company to have them chemically tested every time they couldn’t identify what type of shingle it was. They thought there must be a better way.
They came to us with the concept and wanted to know if it was possible. We weren’t sure but were excited to try. We ran an experiment using machine learning and some roof tiles to see how well our ML could identify it. Turns out pretty well. We got the green light for the project and it is currently under development.