Measuring for Solar Panels with the Leica DISTO D8

Roof Measuring with the Leica DISTO™ D8 is safe, accurate and allows you to measure roofs, pitches and roof areas all from the safety of the ground.There is nothing worse than getting inaccurate measurements, this results in return visits, the wrong number of panels being determined, incorrect customer return on investment calculations and poor customer service. Traditional roof measuring methods such as hiring expensive platforms, climbing onto roofs, trying to measure with tape measures all adds to costly mistakes and health and safety issues when working at heights.

The Leica DISTO™ D8 allows you to measure roof lengths – gutter to ridge and the roof pitch safely and accurately from the ground with no additional health and safety risks from climbing and accurate measurements without costly errors.

The Leica DISTO™ D8 is fast becoming the professionals tool for measuring for the installation of solar / PV panels. All you need is a Leica DISTO™ D8, a tripod and an adaptor to obtain all the measurements you require. Even in hard to reach places the Leica DISTO™ D8 is the perfect partner to assist you.

The Leica DISTO™ D8 has various functions that allow you to measure a roof safely. The D8 incorporates a 360° tilt sensor which allows measurements to be taken that were previously impossible. You can measure the slope distance of the roof by taking just two measurements. Further useful information can be obtained, including the height of the roof, the pitch of the roof in angles and the length distance from the edge of the roof to under the apex. The D8 will also allow you to measure the width of the roof. Using the length of the pitch and the width you can then obtain the area of the roof.

Also with the Leica DISTO™ D8 you can measure heights of chimneys, trees or other obstacles that cause shading onto the roof.

When using laser distance meters outside, the biggest problem is seeing the laser dot and knowing that you are pin-pointing directly onto the surface or target that you are trying to aim at With the Leica DISTO™ D8 you can clearly see this through the digital screen which shows you in colour exactly where you are aiming. No problem on bright sunny days or over distances. No other laser distance meter allows you to do this on the market.

The only equipment that you need is the Leica DISTO™ D8, the Tri100 tripod and the TA360 adaptor.

The Leica DISTO™ D8 can also be used inside for measuring rooms, lengths for cable trunking and with a measuring distance of upto 200 metres the D8 is your complete partner for all measuring applications. You can also transfer your data to Microsoft office packages, AutoCad and other specific third party software. Not only does this save complete time and money but also prevents inaccurate copying of data when writing measurements down.

For more information please call our trained technical advisors on 0800 292 2188. We regularly run free training courses across the country to help solar panels surveyors maximise the benefits of the Leica DISTO™ D8 so call to book you place.

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