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 Roof Estimating

 Roofing Tips-How To

Popular Roof Materials
 This article covers the positive and negative features of the following roofing materials.

Options

Open options from this toolbar button    or from Options on the Tools menu.

The options dialog provides a way to use settings on every roof estimate.

A dialog opens having six push buttons. Each button opens and shows different options.

Personal Information

Enter your personal and/or Company information.

These options  only applies to Detail Pricing

This screen contains the following:
Material sales Tax : (Optional)
Enter a tax rate for roofing materials (if you add state tax to materials) Detail price will add this amount
to your total material price. No tax will be added if left unchecked.
Enter the rate as a decimal eg: .0775 = 7.75%

What you enter here will be added to your roofing detail price.
Enter the rate as a decimal eg: .14 = 14%

Labor-Payroll-Tax: (Optional)
You could add all your payroll taxes together. eg: Workmans comp .41+ SS= .0765+Sui= .012 = .4985
Enter the rate as a decimal eg: .4985 = 49.85%

Waste and Rounding
This screen contains the following:
Round roofing bid prices up to next full dollar . Eg: \$4231.27 would be \$4,232.00.

Round roof material Units up to next full unit .  Eg: 12.54 rolls felt = 13 rolls
This applies to creating a work order in Per Square Pricing and Material Detail Cost in Detail Pricing mode.

Round roof Total Squares up to Next full square Eg: 35.47 squares = 36 squares
This only applies to Per square Pricing.

Adding waste to roofing roof area squares for Valley, Hip and Rakes (Optional)
The amount you enter here will be added to your roof area squares.
Eg: If you entered 60 into the valley waste, then 100 / 60 = 1.67 squares will be added for 60 ft of valley.
Rakes and hips are calculated the same way.

Maps and Weather
You must be connected to the internet to get an online map and weather report.
Select the weather and map provider you want to use.
Enter your Cities name and select your State from the drop-down state combo-box.
The RoofCalculator program will use this information for a weather report and map directions.

Weather:
Choose from Google weather, yahoo weather or Weatherbug.

Maps:
Choose from  Google maps, Yahoo maps and Mapquest.
For a map the Address entered into your estimate will be used along with the state you enter.
If no state is entered in your estimate your default state will be used.
If no address is entered it will use your default city and state.

Miscellaneous
Here you select your font for underline typing and you can also check the option to check for program updates on program start.

Note : You must be connected to the internet to check for program updates.

File Backup and restore
Here you select you can manage file backups and restore to a Usb Flash drive.

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