Notice in the title of this article I did not say “how to get the best PRICE on roof installation”. Getting the best price is easy. Find three most illegal roofing companies in town and make them bid against each other 😀 … Finding posters on electric / telephone posts… Read more »
This estimating guide is a continuation of our two-part series for contractors, on how to measure and estimate roofing prices. See part one of this guide to learn how to measure a roof. Calculating Roofing Materials and Estimating Prices For the purposes of this guide, I will use asphalt shingles… Read more »
It’s been widely reported and discussed on various roofing forums that manufacturers are drastically raising the prices of their roofing shingles and accessories that go along. Some roofers report getting letters from their suppliers that shingles prices are going up as much as 30%. Keep in mind that in the… Read more »
Metal roofs are made of premium materials such as galvanized and galvalume steel, aluminum and copper. Manufacturing of metal roofs is expensive than traditional roofing shingles manufacturing. Installing metal roofing requires special skills, tools, and it takes up longer. This is why metal roofing is more expensive than asphalt shingles. Learn more about the cost of metal roofing by reading this guide.
Just 10 years ago, metal roofs were considered something of a rarity, or a farm-type roof, or “only for frigid north”, etc. Now, they can be found everywhere, ranging from unique design modern buildings, to typical residential homes. Today, they represent about 10% of all residential roofs installed. Because of… Read more »
This comprehensive Ice Dams Guide covers the causes and effects of ice dams as well as prevention methods. The winter is in full swing and most roofs in the northern states, as well as all of Canada are covered in snow. While most of these roofs don’t leak when it… Read more »
Roofing square is the most common measurement unit used by roofers, as well as contractors from many other trades. It greatly simplifies communication between architects, contractors, roofing manufacturers, suppliers and even clients. It’s much easier to say 25 squares than 2507 square feet, and there is less information lost in… Read more »