Estimating Roofing Costs

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As you're probably already aware, the roof on your house or building is more than just a layer of sheathing - it's a complex structure that is made of many integrated parts, such as insulation and guttering, which together make up one operative unit that protects your home against weathering.

As you're probably already aware, the roof on your house or building is more than just a layer of sheathing - it's a complex structure that is made of many integrated parts, such as insulation and guttering, which together make up one operative unit that protects your home against weathering. Naturally, few or any one of these parts can malfunction, experience damage, or simply wear out over time. Sometimes they can experience extreme battering from external weather conditions like hurricanes. Whatever the reason, all roofs require some form of maintenance throughout their lives, whether it's repair or even replacement.

Determining Roofing Costs

Estimating the cost of different roofing projects is a complex task. Not only is it dependent on the scope of the project itself, but also the size of the roof, its age, its condition, materials, accessories, weather/time of year, labor, and a whole lot more. We will, however, try to explain the factors that should be considered by your contractors when establishing a roofing cost estimate, so that it can be as accurate as possible.

Roofing Estimates for Size & Materials

The contractor will base his roof estimate on the size of your roof, by multiplying height by length in feet. The number of squares making up the roof is calculated by dividing the square feet by 100, and each square holds 3 bundles of standard shingles. He will then add the cost of felt and nails for a total roof estimate for materials. Average 3 tab shingles cost between $19 and $22, and heavier ones up till $32. Felt costs about $5-$7 per roll depending on thickness, and $30 for a bundle.

Roof Estimates for Labor

Repairing or replacing a roof can be complicated, and usually involves much physical work. Some of the labor that may be involved and calculated in the roof estimates you receive includes tearing off the existing roof (if applicable), felting the new roof, shingling the new roof, structural repair for chimneys/fascias/flashings/etc, hauling off old materials, cleaning up, the dumping fee (if applicable), and rental of equipment such as large dumpsters or trailers. The roofing estimates for labor will change between different contractors, so always shop around before proceeding with a project.

We understand that it is important for you as an owner to know exactly what you can expect with regards to roofing costs, so that you can make a decision that it suitable to your needs and budget. Roof 101 will provide you with a roofing price quote for any type of roofing replacement, installation and repair for all types of roofing systems available. We take pride of the fact that our work is of the highest quality and our prices are reasonable. Want to try us out? We'll provide you with out best offer absolutely free of charge at no cost to you. Feel free to shop around; we are certain that you won't find a better deal. For a detailed quote, please contact Roof 101 by filling out the form at the top right corner of the screen.

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