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How to get the most accurate measurements in your roof report

Measure the width and length of each plane of the roof (including dormers), and then multiply those numbers to get the correct figure for the square footage of that area. Note any skylights, chimneys or other parts of the roof that would not require materials. You can subtract those measurements from your total area.

Aerial Measurement Technology

It extracts measurements that may have at an accuracy rate of 95% or higher. Contractors benefit from the time savings that come with not having to visit the property, as well as the added safety: it’s possible to gather the measurement with no climbing.

Using this method of remote measuring also enables roofing contractors to hire professional salespeople, who can focus on selling rather than learning how to measure a roof. They can use the technology to capture measurements accurately and reassure homeowners that your company uses the latest tools and methods available.

However, aerial measurement technology has its disadvantages. One is cost: depending on the size and complexity of the roof, the measurement report can cost $50 or more. Report turnaround time can also be a turnoff for contractors. In some cases, especially during high-volume situations such as following a hailstorm, the wait for turnaround may reach 24 hours or more. In a world where consumers want instant gratification, delaying an estimate by 24 hours could result in losing the job.

High Resolution Imagery = Better Accuracy
As we mentioned before, one of the benefits of drones is their ability to capture high-resolution imagery. Below you will see the differences in ground sample distance between satellite, aerial and drone imagery.

  • Satellite Imagery: Usually 30-50 centimeters per pixel resolution
  • Aerial Imagery: Usually 7-9 centimeters per pixel resolution
  • Drone Imagery: Sub-centimeter per pixel resolution

Measuring by Hand

Getting a roof measurement by hand is the tried-and-true method trusted by roofing contractors for years. By measuring themselves, a contractor can be confident in the numbers and know that the measurements will be completely accurate. This means that orders for materials will be more precise and there will be less waste on the job.

On the other hand, manually obtaining a roof measurement also comes with drawbacks, some of which might outweigh the benefits. The first one is time. Manual roof measurement requires the contractor or sales representative to drive to the property, climb onto the roof, and potentially spend up to an hour gathering measurements, depending on the roof’s complexity.

The second concern is safety. Climbing onto the roof requires contractors to carry equipment—including a tape measure, pitch gauge, tablet and pen—up a ladder and onto the roof. While the contractor is focused on capturing measurements, it’s possible to lose sight of key safety precautions such as the location of fall hazards and leading edges. Physically walking on the roof can also cause damage and loss of granules.

Measure a roof safely

Without the proper training and equipment, it isn’t recommended for homeowners to climb on their roofs.  If you want to get the project started yourself, opt for the safer alternative that will save you time and keep you safe by ordering an aerial roof measurement report.   

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Aerial Roof Measurements, Roof Images

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The Roof Measurement Report provides a detailed analysis of your roof layout and all the critical dimensions. … This report saves your time and enables accurate roof estimates for a roof repair or replacement. This is a professional grade report used for use by licensed roofing contractors or insurance companies.
 

How do I get an accurate roof measurement?

Measure the base area of your property

That will be the roof base width. Then, measure the distance of the other side of the structure from the edge of the eave to the other. That will be the roof base length. Multiply those figures together to get an estimate of the base area for the roof structure.
 

How do I figure out how many square My roof is?

Roof surfaces are measured in “squares”. A roofing square is equal to 100 square feet of the roof. To determine the number of squares on the gable roof example in this post, divide its total of 2400 square feet by 100 (2400 ÷ 100 = 24). This means you would need 24 squares of shingles to cover that roof.
 

Can I measure my roof from Google Maps?

The good news is there is a way to measure your roof in a safe and accurate way, all from the comfort of your home: use Google Earth. With just a few clicks, you can search for any address, get a bird’s eye view of your roof, and get the roofing measurements that you need.
 
Average Cost to Replace a Roof by House Size
House (& Roof**) by Square FootRe-Roofing Cost*
1,000 (1,054)$4,000 – $5,500
1,100 (1,160)$4,200 – $6,000
1,200 (1,265)$4,500 – $6,500
1,500 (1,581)$5,500 – $8,000

What is the cheapest way to replace a roof?

Asphalt Shingles – The answer to what is the cheapest roof to install is asphalt shingles. This is the most commonly used and least expensive of roofing shingles.
 

Is it OK to reroof over old shingles?

Installing a new roof over shingles takes less time than tearing off the old roof. Looks just as good and lasts as long. As long as it’s done right and under the right conditions, installing new shingles over old ones can last as long and look just as good as a complete re-roof. Has the same manufacturer’s warranty.
 

How long does a 30 year roof really last?

The expected service life of a 30-year product, if properly cared for, is approximately 25 years. If it’s not cared for properly, that 30 year shingle will only last 12 to 15 years. That’s one of the big misconceptions in the roofing marketplace.
Roofing material that lasts the longest are concrete, clay or slate tiles. These materials significantly outperform other natural products like wood shakes or any manufactured roofing materials including asphalt shingles and metal roofing.
 
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What Is An Aerial Roof Measurement Report?

The Roof Measurement Report provides a detailed analysis of your roof layout and all the critical dimensions. … This report saves your time and enables accurate roof estimates for a roof repair or replacement. This is a professional grade report used for use by licensed roofing contractors or insurance companies.

Ordering an aerial measurement report is a much faster and convenient way to get the measurements of a roof. Instead of climbing on a ladder to measure a roof for shingles by hand and inputting measurements into an estimate for the homeowner, the entire process can be managed digitally, saving you time and eliminating measurement errors. Follow Us for more details Please.

Aerial Reports uses the best of the industry’s Proven off-the-shelf software and available aerial imagery to provide Roofers, Contractors, Insurance Carriers and Adjusters a Customized, Detailed and Accurate Roof Measurement Reports. Never miss another opportunity to provide an estimate due to distance, location and weather conditions.

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Email: info@skyroofmeasure.com

Our aerial roof measurement reports are drafted by expert CAD technicians and reviewed by a quality assurance professional, certifying absolute data accuracy on every report. Precision is paramount at SkyRoofMeasure, and that’s how we guarantee a 95% or better accuracy rate on every plane, eave, rake, ridge, hip and valley.

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How to Manually Measure a Roof

To manually measure a roof without the help of aerial measurement reports, you must visit a job site and climb onto the roof to take precise roof measurements by hand.

  1. Measure the width and length of each plane of the roof (including dormers), and then multiply those numbers to get the correct figure for the square footage of that area.
  2. Note any skylights, chimneys or other parts of the roof that would not require materials so you can subtract those measurements from your total area.
  3. Add together the calculated square footage of each surface to get the figure for total square footage of the roof.
  4. After determining the total square footage of the roof, you must calculate the pitch of the roof by measuring the vertical distance (rise) over a 12 inch horizontal segment (run).
  5. Write down these numbers as the vertical measurement listed first and the horizontal measurement recorded second so you can find rise over run.
  6. When you have the total square footage and rise over run of the roof, you can calculate the roof squares to determine how much materials are needed to cover the roof. To calculate the number of squares on a roof, you need to divide its total square feet by 100.

With those figures, you can then estimate the roofing supplies needed for a job.

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How To Measure The Roof Using Google Earth

There are many great benefits to using Google Earth to measure your roof but nothing is as good as using DIY’s satellite roof measurement. The first of which is that you don’t even have to go up on the roof. This can make it even safer to do your measuring and it also removes a level of guessing to your calculation.

To begin with, you’re going to go to the app on your mobile device, or you will need to go to Google Earth on your laptop or desktop computer. There are many options here and you’ll want to select the one that allows you to enter the address. You can also zoom the map and click on the starting point of the roof you wish to select. After you’ve done this, you can click along the outer edge of the roof that you wish to calculate the area for.

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Roofing Measurements Using Google Earth

Each time you add points, the area will update and there is a box below that will convert this into acres, meters, kilometers, miles, and finally, square feet. It will also give you the perimeter of the shape of the roof.

Using this tool will be very helpful for you in finding out the acreage or the tract of land of your property. It will also give you the square footage of your roof and any other areas that you’re wanting to estimate. You can even embed this tool on a website that you own.

While these tools are very helpful, there are a few variables that you’ll want to know. If you’re in a rural area, you may have to go with the cross streets as the address may not bring up what you’re looking for. In such areas, you may wind up using the GPS coordinates or a landmark to get to where you’re going.

If you’re using the GPS, you’ll want to enter the latitude and then use a comma and enter the longitude. This will put you at a reference point that you can use to locate the facility or building that you wish to calculate the roofing on.

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Aerial Reports: Satellite Roof Measurement Services

Praised by customers for its attention to detail, the commercial reports provide customers with superior protrusion information, as well as full parapet measurements that depict width, height, and length in addition to area. Commercial Roof Reports apply to all structures with 3 or more dwelling units, or commercial, institutional and industrial structures.

We provide unparalleled property reports at affordable prices. Whether you need measurements of your property or damage estimates, we can help. We’re here to improve safety, reduce adjustment expenses, and deliver more accurate assessments. We’ll provide you with an accurate report in 24-48 hours with a cost estimate and detailed bill of materials.

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Benefits of Paying for Roofing Measurement Reports

As a smaller business, you might not see the value in paying additional fees every month for these measurements, when you already pay qualified sales reps to do the job for you. However, you should consider all of the benefits that measurement companies can provide before you write off the cost as too expensive or unnecessary.

Accurate Measurements Means Accurate Estimates & Contracts:

Roofers who pre-prepare their contract estimates with accurate aerial measurement reports will find that they can reduce human error when it comes to calculating material costs that impact the final contract amount.

By knowing your exact measurements ahead of time, you can accurately order the materials you need, and not waste time with miscalculations. Additionally, by completing contracts within a CRM like AccuLynx, you can be sure that there is no miscommunication when it comes to shingle color, or the number of nails you ordered.

Roofing companies without a reliable software system to facilitate communication between office teams, field staff and managers are at risk to to let leads slip through, not come pre-prepared to a home visit, and not follow-up with homeowners in a timely manner. This disorganization can potentially lose you the business to another more organized roofer.

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Aerial View Roof Measurements

Our aerial roof measurement reports are drafted by expert CAD technicians and reviewed by a quality assurance professional, certifying absolute data accuracy on every report. Precision is paramount at SkyRoofMeasure, and that’s how we guarantee a 95% or better accuracy rate on every plane, eave, rake, ridge, hip and valley.

 

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Our aerial roof measurement reports are comprehensive, easy to use, and include all information you’ll ever need. Be confident in your bids, and submit estimates that align to your bottom line.

What is aerial estimation?

Aerial Estimation is the most complete source for all your Satellite Roof Measurements. We know what contractors want. Roof Measurements including Area, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, and every edge is separately measured and identified. Online access to your Roof Reports for your Employees, Subs and Suppliers with no software to install.

What are satellite roof measurements?

Satellite Roof Measurements: Features of a Roof Report Accurate Roof Pitch Measurements Roof Measurements including Area, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, and every edge is separately measured and identified. CAD style drawings with colored lines identifying every type of roof edge.
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Eliminate Errors

Measuring a roof for shingles is an error-prone process that often results in miscalculations. Aerial measurement reports eliminate manual errors so you can be assured you have accurate numbers from the very start. Eliminate material shortages and overages once and for all, resulting in money savings for your roofing business.

Estimating your Roof Size: Please use this guide to estimate your actual roof area. Your garage and patio also need to be added to estimate the actual roof area. COMMONLY, your net roof area is about 25% greater than your living square footage.

Pitch (Slope) of Roof: This is the rise/run in feet. The larger the slope, the greater your actual roof area.

 
 Pitch (slope) Roof Angle Area % Increase
 2/12   9.46  degrees 1.02
 3/12 14.04 1.04
 4/12 18.43 1.06
 5/12 22.62 1.08
 6/12 26.57 1.12
 7/12 30.26 1.16
 8/12 33.69 1.20
 9/12 36.87 1.25
 10/12 39.81 1.30
 11/12 42.51 1.36
 12/12 45.00 1.42

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Roofing Materials

The purpose of calculating the precise measurements of a roof is to ensure that the appropriate amount of roofing materials are ordered – whether you have a shingles roof, gable roof or metal roof. Here are some common roofing materials and considerations for each:

Shingles

Shingles are typically sold in bundles. Depending on the type and brand of shingle, it may take a different number of bundles to make a square. When cost comparing shingles, remember to base price on squares and not on bundles.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is typically sold by the sheet or panel. To determine the number of sheets or panels necessary to cover the roof, divide the width of the roof by the sheet or panel coverage width.

Other Roofing Materials

The basic square footage and length calculations detailed above should help estimate overall cost for other materials. Additional roofing materials that should be accounted for include items such as leak barrier, deck protection, drip edge, rake edge, ridge vents, and hip and ridge caps.

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Aerial Measurement

Don’t Hand Measure a Roof, Get A Roof Report Using Accurate Satellite Roof Measurements at Sky Roof Measure. We’re dedicated to saving your time, reducing your cost of business, improving your customer service, and profitability by providing your business with automated Aerial Roof Measurements. Our reports are unique because They are just as accurate as on-site measurements, Our valuable customers confirm this statement. Are you one of them? Try the technology that is saving your time, money and same day delivery. See how it’s all possible by signing up and ordering a roof report for yourself.

How to Manually Measure a Roof

  1. Measure the width and length of each plane of the roof (including dormers), and then multiply those numbers to get the correct figure for the square footage of that area.
  2. Note any skylights, chimneys or other parts of the roof that would not require materials so you can subtract those measurements from your total area.
  3. Add together the calculated square footage of each surface to get the figure for total square footage of the roof.
  4. After determining the total square footage of the roof, you must calculate the pitch of the roof by measuring the vertical distance (rise) over a 12 inch horizontal segment (run).
  5. Write down these numbers as the vertical measurement listed first and the horizontal measurement recorded second so you can find rise over run.
  6. When you have the total square footage and rise over run of the roof, you can calculate the roof squares to determine how much materials are needed to cover the roof. To calculate the number of squares on a roof, you need to divide its total square feet by 100.

With those figures, you can then estimate the roofing supplies needed for a job.

Commercial Roof Report

Praised by customers for its attention to detail, the commercial reports provide customers with superior protrusion information, as well as full parapet measurements that depict width, height, and length in addition to area. Commercial Roof Reports apply to all structures with 3 or more dwelling units, or commercial, institutional and industrial structures [i.e., churches and apartment buildings].

Unfortunately, roofers have tight windows of opportunity to operate. They can become busiest right after a hurricane, a tornado, a hailstorm, or heavy snow coupled with high winds. Your lines may be flooded with calls from damage-sustaining households across a wide area. Even in good conditions, roofing companies are required to continuously prospect, estimate and quote with detailed measurements as they compete for business, one street and neighborhood after another.

In a highly competitive business, roofers need every edge they can get. Prospective customers want accurate repair quotes—and they want them quickly. So why wouldn’t you choose a tool that can give them both and, at the same time, enable you to accelerate your business?

High-resolution aerial imagery, captured multiple times per year offering leaf-on and leaf-off views, gives roofers exceptional perspective and a distinct advantage over many competitors. If that information can be instantly accessed from any laptop, mobile or connected device, all the better.

Restoration contractors also benefit from the fact that these reports are considered the independent, third-party standard and are accepted by all major insurance carriers. This virtually eliminates disputes surrounding roof measurements and materials needed in a claim situation. 

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Our aerial roof measurement reports are drafted by expert CAD technicians and reviewed by a quality assurance professional, certifying absolute data accuracy on every report. Precision is paramount at SkyRoofMeasure, and that’s how we guarantee a 95% or better accuracy rate on every plane, eave, rake, ridge, hip and valley. Be confident in your bids, and submit estimates that align to your profit goals.

Created by Roofing Experts, For Roofing Experts

Gain the confidence you need to expedite critical projects without even having to set foot on the construction site. With aerial roof measurement reports from SkyRoofMeasure™, you can save both time and money. A project could be one roof, or multiple roofs; either way, these measurement reports have you covered. Gone are the days of scaling damaged roofs for more accurate measurements. Today, groundbreaking roof measurement systems precisely determine the dimensions of a roof.

Our Goal & Specialization

Our goal at Sky Roof Measure is to streamline your day to day operations by automating your employees and allowing them to work more efficiently with the help of our interactive Roof Reports. When your roof report is ready, it is not just emailed to one person, or available for download into a single desktop application, it is available to anyone in your company using a web based user account. All your reports saved on our database and you can view and download any time as per your convenience. Our 3D Roof reports include Aerial Images, rakes, flashing, valleys, ridges, multiple slope areas, pitch, linear measurements, total squares, recommended waste, etc. Our System can Export and import file formats such as XML,RFX,DFX/DWG and WRL.

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CONTRACTORS

For A Seasoned Roofing Or A Siding Contractor Or If You’re New To Insurance Claim Work, Spend No Time Learning Complicated Estimating Software And Keep Doing What You Do Best. Let Our Fast, Accurate Estimate Writers Handle The Task For You!

  • Our Professional Estimating Service Will Provide You With A Detailed Damage Repair Estimate Based On-Going Rates For Your Geographical Area Of Work.
  • Avoid Pricing Disputes With Adjusters, Subcontractors, And Property Owners.
  • Supplement An Adjuster’s Estimate By Adding Missing And Overlooked Items.
  • Avoid Guesswork, Prevent Unnecessary Supplements, And Change Orders.
  • Customize Your Renovation And Remodeling Estimates.

Roof measurement reports take the guesswork out of complicated measurements. It’s not necessary to eyeball and potentially miscalculate or misjudge – you can walk into a meeting or a home visit with concrete numbers that can then be applied to material orders, and crew schedules, without the need to remeasure.

Reports that come from an independent, verified third-party source eliminates the need to question the motivation of the estimator. Insurance companies know that your employees aren’t trying to inflate the project, and customers can see that you’re not trying to pull one over when you present professional documentation.

Additionally, having that report as part of your official documentation saves time, and can be archived and referenced later, should that customer need more work done in the future.

Safety
Measurement reports dramatically increase the safety of your estimator or sales reps, eliminating the need for them to climb up on a roof to provide measurements and photos themselves. According to Restoration & Remediation Magazine, “In a situation where a building has been damaged, there are extreme risks involved in climbing a potentially unsafe structure…From a risk management standpoint, the reports help [contractors] be more cognizant of the dangers involved.”

Additionally, “Having the measurements, pitch, and images ahead of time helps us determine the appropriate safety gear to bring to the job.”

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Aerial Roof Measurements Are Now Easier

Don’t Hand Measure a Roof, Get A Roof Report Using Accurate Satellite Roof Measurements at Sky Roof Measure. We’re dedicated to saving your time, reducing your cost of business, improving your customer service, and profitability by providing your business with automated Aerial Roof Measurements. Our reports are unique because They are just as accurate as on-site measurements, Our valuable customers confirm this statement. Are you one of them? Try the technology that is saving your time, money and same day delivery. See how it’s all possible by signing up and ordering a roof report for yourself.

Our aerial roof measurement reports are drafted by expert CAD technicians and reviewed by a quality assurance professional, certifying absolute data accuracy on every report. Precision is paramount at Sky Roof Measure, and that’s how we guarantee a 95% or better accuracy rate on every plane, eave, rake, ridge, hip and valley. Be confident in your bids, and submit estimates that align to your profit goals.

 

Features of a Roof Reports

 
  • Accurate Roof Pitch Measurements.
  • Roof Measurements including Area, Rakes, Ridges, Hips and Valleys, & every edge is separately measured and identified.
  • CAD style drawings with colored lines identifying every type of roof edge.
  • Online access to your Roof Reports for your Employees, Subs and Suppliers with no software to install.
  • Multiple image providers for over 95% coverage of the USA & Canada.
  • Also supports file formats such as XML,RFX,DFX/DWG, ESX AND WRL.

We Do Things the Right Way

We challenge the status quo. We follow through with a commitment, doing things the right way. As team players, we represent your brand with passion and pride. we believe customers demand and deserve respect and appreciation and that is why we will go the extra mile to exceed customers’ expectations. Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a  estimate.

What’s included?

  • 3D Diagram
  • Roof Area
  • Pitch Diagram
  • Accessories measurements: eave, rakes, hips, ridges, valleys, wall flashing.
  • Parapet Walls

 

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Aerial Roofing Estimates

Don’t Hand Measure a Roof, Get A Roof Report Using Accurate Satellite Roof Measurements at Sky Roof Measure. We’re dedicated to saving your time, reducing your cost of business, improving your customer service, and profitability by providing your business with automated Aerial Roof Measurements. Our reports are unique because They are just as accurate as on-site measurements, Our valuable customers confirm this statement. Are you one of them? Try the technology that is saving your time, money and same day delivery. See how it’s all possible by signing up and ordering a roof report for yourself.

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Confidence In Your Bids & Bottom Line.

Our aerial roof measurement reports are drafted by expert CAD technicians and reviewed by a quality assurance professional, certifying absolute data accuracy on every report. Precision is paramount at Sky Roof Measure, and that’s how we guarantee a 98% or better accuracy rate on every plane, eave, rake, ridge, hip and valley. Be confident in your bids, and submit estimates that align to your profit goals.
 
In most areas of the United States, a satellite image provided by Sky Roof Measurement  of a home’s rooftop is perfectly suitable as your basis for a complete and accurate roof measurement. Sky Roof Measurement has integrated this technology into a simple user design. Search by address in the Sky Roof Measurement app; click to open the satellite view and zoom right in. Now, just trace the linear features of the roof, which instantly calculates precise measurements. Now you’re ready to see a detailed report with the press of a button. It’s all there, the total square footage, roof squares, waste factors, and professional roof diagrams. In no time, you’ll master this simple application with your tablet or smartphone. Get ready to work more efficiently and more profitably!
 

What Should Be Included on Your Roof Estimate?

Knowing the basics is just the start. You also need to know why these should be included in your roof estimate? You don’t want to have all of this time and money invested and not know why. Knowing this can help you figure out which roofing companies are legitimate and which roofing companies are trying to swindle you.

  • Payment Information. Every roof estimate should explain which parties are responsible for specific portions of the roof project. If specific aspects of the roofing project will be outsourced to other companies, these parties and responsibilities must be identified in detail within the estimate. Every last detail of the payment terms should be explained in-depth including information about down payments, progress payments, end payment, and payment methods. Furthermore, the estimate should include a provision for you to hold back the final payment until you are completely satisfied with the job.
  • Approximated Timeline. The estimate must spell out the project’s start date and completion date. This can change if more damage is found once the roof repair starts.
  • Costs. The roof estimate should include the cost of materials and labor. Even the cost for the pulling of permits should be noted. If the project will result in any sort of debris or a mess of any other sort, the estimate should explain if the roofing company is responsible for the cleanup and removal. 
  • Roof Estimate Materials. The best roofers are willing to explain the type of shingles, flashing, underlayment and ventilation that will be used in the project in extensive detail within the estimate. This information should be highly specific. For example, it should explain the thickness of the underlayment, the locations of the flashing, the type of sealant for areas that mandate waterproofing (nail holes, flashing etc.) and the sizes of the fasteners and nails that will be used for the project. Even the brand of the products that will be used for your roofing project should be noted. 

How Many Estimates Do You Need?

Many people say you shouldn’t undertake any type of home improvement project until you’ve gathered three estimates. The reality is that you should get as many estimates as you need to make an informed decision you can feel good about.

When you talk to roofing companies, ask how long they’ve been in business, what kind of experience they have and how much your project will cost. You can usually judge the quality of their customer service based on their answers. Instead of limiting yourself to a set number of estimates, consider roofing companies until you find the best one for your project.