Is it time to replace your old roof, and you are looking for the right roofing materials? Figuring out which one to install is an important matter, and you need to consider what would be the best choice for your budget, geographic location and style needs. Roofing shingles are a… 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 »
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 »
There are actually two major types of roofs with multiple variations derived from them (except of course flat roofs). These are a Gable Roof and a Hip Roof. Depending on the type, you will need to order a different amount of roofing materials, when you are going to replace your… Read more »
The Roofing Calculator tool has gone through a major update on Oct. 15, 2010. Now, it is even better at estimating roofing materials and installation prices. You can get the most accurate quote to install asphalt shingles, metal or a variety of flat roofing options – all of these are… Read more »
Asphalt shingle roofs need to be replaced about every 15 years. There are a few roof types available as a roofing replacement option to the homeowner. In this guide we will cover the cost of replacing the old roof with a brand new roofing system including asphalt shingles and metal roofing .