Kespry and XAP 360 Partner to Deliver Residential Roofing Inspection Program

Kespry drone-based aerial intelligence technology provides XAP 360 roofing professionals across the U.S. with granular accuracy and efficiency, enhancing homeowner transparency and satisfaction.

(Image source: XAP 360.)

Kespry, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced it has partnered with XAP 360 (Loveland, Ohio), a nationwide network of certified roofing contractors, to deliver a new country-wide drone-based residential roofing inspection program. The partnership aims to create the most transparent and accurate roof inspection experience possible for homeowners, and help ensure claims payouts occur rapidly, according to a Kespry announcement.

George Mathew, Chairman and CEO, Kespry.

XAP 360 and Kespry report that they seek to address the historically frustrating nature of roofing inspections. The firms say that they are working together to regain the trust of residential property owners by establishing verifiable, credible standards for residential roof inspections, involving artificial intelligence and machine learning-based analytics. Both companies report that they are engaged with top insurers who have come to value the transparency and accuracy they deliver. Kespry and XAP 360 say that they are cutting time and costs for inspection by 50-75 percent, replacing manual inspections that can take 90 minutes with an autonomous drone-based solution that takes as little as 10 minutes to complete the same work.

“Together, Kespry and XAP 360 are making residential roofing inspections as accurate and painless as possible,” comments George Mathew, CEO, Kespry. “We’ve listened to what homeowners want from the inspection process, including speed and comprehensive, verifiable detail driven by technology trusted by major insurance carriers across the country. We’re proud to help homeowners rapidly identify and address their roofing repair issues so they can get on with their lives as quickly as possible.”

Martin Pettigrew, Owner, Monarch Roofing.

Bridging the Uncertainty Gap

“With XAP 360 and Kespry, roofing professionals and property owners can finally sit at the same table and communicate honestly and openly,” comments Phil Pratt, partner, XAP 360. “Together, Kespry and XAP 360 bridge the existing uncertainty gap with transparency. Guided by the most sound technological innovations in aerial intelligence from Kespry, all parties move forward together while avoiding classic pitfalls. We’ve pushed the roofing industry out of the shadows and into the information age. Roofers can say goodbye to gimmicks and hello to an easily-adopted platform in which everyone wins.”

“We think this new residential platform is a game changer for our industry,” comments Martin Pettigrew, Owner, Monarch Roofing. “The potential is enormous and it’s going to be a major differentiator for roofing companies using it. We’ve heard our customers loud and clear: they want honest, verifiable roofing inspections. They want them done quickly. They want them done accurately. And Kespry and XAP are delivering on exactly that vision. There’s never been a more exciting time to be in the residential roofing business.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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