If you've ever looked online to purchase a home, you've probably seen the virtual tours posted on the listing. With a click on each little arrow, you're transported all through the house, getting a feel for not only the floor plan, but every little detail of the house. It has saved potential homebuyers countless hours as they can nail down which homes they're actually interested in looking at in person, and which ones aren't quite right. But, if you aren't in the market for a new home, why get a matterport scan?
Hurricanes, flooding, freezes, burglary, lightning strikes, and house fires are all outside of our control and can cause major destruction to our homes. When your home is damaged or you have a loss of some kind, a matterport scan can be sent directly to the insurance company showing details of that room, area, or item. You can zoom in on every detail, maximizing your insurance claim and allowing you to replace everything that was damaged.
2. Remodeling (Now or Later)
Along with the virtual walk through, the matterport scan creates a CAD file of your current floor plan. It details out measurements like room size and ceiling and door heights. If you have any sort of remodeling you'd like to do now or potentially in the future, having this CAD file of what we call your "as builts" is extremely helpful. Your remodeler, designer, or architect can drop this file into CAD and begin drawing. No more need for people to be wandering around your house for hours with a tape measure. (Note: we always recommend having another scan after a large remodeling job in order to document the new spaces and finishes.)
3. Peace of Mind
Likely your largest tangible investment is your home. Having a detailed record makes a loss of any kind just a tiny bit easier because you know what and how to replace the damaged or missing items. Showing proof of your loss to the insurance company is as easy as sending over the file.
To get a scan scheduled, send us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To check out our blog post on how to prepare and what to expect on your scan day, head here!