How Roofing Companies Come Up With Estimates

Roofing Companies Estimate Rosemeyer Roofing

Roofing companies should always come up with a free estimate or quote ahead of performing work on your property. This is a standard industry practice. The roofing specialists at Rosemeyer Roofing will happily come out to your property and give you an estimate for installing new roof shingles or roof repair. In today’s blog, we explain how roofing companies make estimates for roofing projects.    

Size of the Building

The size of the house is the most significant aspect when it comes to an estimate for materials and labor. Roofing companies come out to your home with a ladder to get up on your roof, and then they take measurements. Roofing specialists use a tape measure to get the length of the roof along the gutter line. Then they measure the height up to the crown. These figures give roofing companies a way to ascertain how many roof shingles, roofing tiles, or slats of metal roofing they need for potential installation. A larger roof and a larger building may mean a higher estimate, depending on the type of material you want on your roof.

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Materials also factor in the estimates made by roofing companies. Asphalt shingles are often the least expensive material to install. These shingles are lightweight and sturdy while offering a variety of styles to choose from. Metal roofing is also a great choice, and this roofing comes in long slats that overlap each other. Roofing tiles provide a stylish way to make a beautiful roof, whether you want Spanish-style tiles or sturdy stone tiles. Rosemeyer Roofing specializes in asphalt shingles made by GAF, the leading manufacturer of roofing materials in North America.

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Labor costs are the third component of estimates made by roofing companies. Staffers at Rosemeyer Roofing may be on your property for two to three days on an average installation. Some types of roofs take longer to install because the materials are heavier, bulkier, or need special handling. It would take our roofing specialists more time to install heavy roofing tiles compared to asphalt shingles or metal roofing. Labor costs also include removing the old roof and cleaning up after we install your new roof. One thing to remember is that an estimate is just that: the best guess as to what a project may cost. Your final costs may be more or less, depending on what our crews find once we begin work on your roof. 

Free Quotes from Roofing Companies: Rosemeyer Roofing

Rosemeyer Roofing, one of the most trusted names in Cincinnati roofing companies, offers free estimates on roofing projects in the Greater Cincinnati area. Call us at (513) 738-4992 in Ohio or (812) 637-2062 in Indiana for more information on new roofing or roof repair. Fill out our online form on your computer or smartphone to request a quote.

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