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 »
Most homeowners do not start thinking about their roof until it leaks. It’s understandable, but if your roof is already leaking, and you can see it inside your house – it means that it has been slowly leaking for a while, and the damage is probably more extensive than what… 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 »
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 »