Asphalt Shingle Roofing Cost Estimator
Estimate Your Own Asphalt Shingle Roofing Costs Before
Getting Roofing Contractor Bids
Do you want to get a rough idea on what it's going to cost to replace your
old asphalt shingled roof or to install asphalt roofing shingles on your
new home construction project? Then use my simple "Asphalt Shingle Roofing Cost
Estimator". Simply determine the amount of roof area you need to
shingle, select the type of asphalt roofing shingles you would like to
use, and answer the remaining miscellaneous questions in the form. Within
seconds my "Asphalt Shingle Roofing Cost Estimator" will show you what you can
expect a roofing contractor will charge you to shingle your roof.
Note that all roofing costs used to estimate your roofing costs are
maintained in a database that I update periodically.
Roofing Cost Parameter Definitions
Roof Area - To estimate your roof area first determine the size of
your home or home addition's footprint, e.g. length and width. Next,
determine your home's roof pitch (rise over run). Then determine how far
your roof eaves overhang the exterior walls of your home. Finally,
remember back to your geometry days and Pythagorean's Theorem (a2
+ b2 = C2).
With this basic information you can calculate your roof area.
For example, if you have a 26 foot long home addition that is 24 wide,
with a 12/12 roof pitch, and has 1 foot roof eaves, your roof area would
Wall Flashing - Measure the length of roof line edge that abuts an
adjoining exterior wall.
Chimney Flashing - Measure the length of the roof line edge that
abuts a fireplace.
Drip Edge - Measure the length of the roof line edge that does not
abut a wall or chimney edge.
Ice and Water Shield - Measure the length of the roof line edge
plus any roof valleys and near chimneys.
Ridge Vent - Measure the length of the roof peak, e.g. 26 feet in
the example above, and subtract 2 feet.
Soffit Vent - Measure the length of roof line edge associated with
Pipe Vent - Count the number of vent pipe stacks existing the
Remove old Shingles - Do you want to remove the old shingles or
not. It is highly recommend that old roof shingles be removed for
maintaining new shingle warranties.
For help on Shingling Your Home's Roof, see HomeAdditionPlus.comís
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Bid Sheet.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Bid Sheet
help to ensure
your roof won't end up with a blue tarp over it and a dumpster sitting in your
yard for weeks
as you wait for the roofing contractor to come back and finish roofing your
How to Finance your Roof Project -
can help provide funds for your new home improvement project if financing is
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