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Organize roofing estimates with file saveas

Using File SaveAs to organize your roofing bids As you accumulate a lot of roofing bids with file saveas you can organize your files into folders. Below we are showing some examples. More examples might be a track of homes or a customer you do a lot of work for. Bids are saved by Last-Name-address…


Why you should know your roof pitch or roof slope

Roof pitch or Roof slope Getting a roof estimate One of the first things you will be asked: “What is your roof pitch ?” The same can be true for new gutters, gutter cleaning or any roof related work. Roof pitch is always a consideration when getting a roof estimate. Why ? The steeper the…


Roof pitch visual examples

Visual Roof Pitch Examples Roof Pitch to Angle Calculator (enter pitch in the first box – calculation is automatic) Roof Span: ft. in.Roof Rise: ft. in. Roof Pitch = / 12¨ Roof Pitches 4/12 thru 12/12 The examples below provide visual examples of roof pitch. To determine your roof pitch calculator Other terminology for roof…


Roof pitch to degrees equivalents

Roof Pitch Degrees Roof Pitch to Degrees Equivalents  This drawing demonstrates how many degrees rise for each pitch of a typical roof. Look at the column labeled pitch, then look under degrees to get the corresponding amount of degrees. Example; 8/12 pitch = 33.75 degrees.    To see Roof pitch Visual Examples go here How to…


What size roofing nails do i need

Roofing Nail Sizes What size roofing nails to use   Composition Shingles Comp Shingles Sheathing Thickness 3/8″ 1/2″ 5/8″ 3/4″ 3-Tab comp shingles (Bare sheathing) 1″ 1″ 1″ 1″ Dimensional comp shingles (Bare sheathing) 1″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 3-Tab comp shingles over 3 Tab comp shingles 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/2″ Dimensional comp shingles over 3…


Roofing material selection guide

ROOFING MATERIAL SELECTION GUIDE Legend Cost: Low = 1 High = 10   Materials Warranty Life Expectancy Cost  Maintenance  Fire Rating Composition 3 Tab shingles 20 years 20+ years 1 None Class A – good 25-year composition 25 years 25+ years 2 None Class A – good Architectural grade composition 30-50 Yr. 30-50 years 30-50…


Roof Maintenance

It does not matter if your roof is wood shake-shingles, comp shingles, tile, hot mop or whatever. Your roof needs you. Roof maintenance should be done seasonally or at least semi-annually. Before harsh winter sets in is a good time.  Walk your roof slowly and inspect it thoroughly one section at a time. Get rid of…





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