Prepare for Your Project with the Roofing cost estimator

Fast and Convenient Roofing Cost Estimates

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As a homeowner, you want your roof to be in the best condition possible. When your roof starts to look old and rundown, it can have a negative effect on your home’s value. Even worse, an old roof that isn’t structurally sound is prone to leaks. If the roof isn’t repaired quickly, the next rainstorm can cause serious property damage.

The first step to tackling any major home renovation is figuring out how much it’s going to cost. For roofing projects, this usually means calling the nearest contractor. Within the next few days, they’ll inspect your roof and provide you with an estimate.

But you don’t have to wait for a roofing contractor to come to your home—you can get an accurate price estimate using the roofing cost estimator from DIY Roofs. It’s free to use, and you get an answer in seconds, not days.

Accurate Estimates to Help You Plan Your Budget

Whether you’re in the process of building a new home or replacing the roof of an old home, one thing is the same—it’s not cheap. Depending on what needs to be done, roofing jobs can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. It takes careful budgeting to plan a roofing project, and most people need to start saving ahead of time.

The DIY Roofs roofing cost estimator tool is designed to give you the most accurate project price possible. All you have to do is provide the details, such as the size of your roof and your choice of material, and the roofing cost estimator does the rest. Now that you know how much your roofing project will cost, you can start to plan, budget, and save.

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Be an Informed Consumer

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Another benefit of using the roofing cost estimator tool is that it gives you an advantage as a consumer. When you start searching for contractors and comparing rates, you’ll have a much better idea of what prices are fair and which ones are too high. Prices that are too low might indicate lower quality work, so it’s recommended that you stick to something close to or slightly above your roofing cost estimator result.

How to Use the Roofing Cost Estimator

Using the roofing cost estimator from DIY Roofing is easy to do. Just provide the following information, and your quote estimate will be calculated automatically.

  • Roof square footage: The size of your roof plays an important role in the cost of the project, especially if you need a full roof replacement.
  • Stories: The roof of a two-story home costs slightly more to repair than a one-story roof of the same size.
  • Roof slope: Is your roof flat and easy to walk on, or so steep that you’d need rock climbing gear to scale it? The steeper the slope of your roof, the more expensive the project will be.
  • Stripping of the old roofing: If the old roofing needs to be stripped first, it can add to the overall cost of your project.
  • Number of chimneys and skylights: Chimneys, skylights, and any other roof accessories can add to the price of your repair or replacement project.
  • Preferred roofing material: The type of roofing material you prefer (asphalt, metal, slate, etc.) will have a significant effect on the cost of your roofing project. While expensive materials may cost you more in the short-term, they tend to last longer and withstand more wear and tear than cheap materials.

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Measuring Your Roof with Our Satellite Measuring Tool

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Part of using the roofing cost estimator involves knowing the square footage of your roof. It’s the only way to know how much material you need and how long the job will take. But what if you don’t know the exact measurements? If you don’t have roofing experience, measuring your own roof can be dangerous. That’s why we recommend using the DIY Roofs satellite measuring tool instead—it’s fast, accurate, and saves you from having to climb any ladders. Using a satellite image of your home, we can provide the near-exact measurements you need to get the most accurate result from our roofing cost estimator.

How to Save Money on Your Roofing Project

  • Start early: If you think your roof is in need of repair, it’s always best to take care of things sooner rather than later. Starting early on your roofing project prevents a small problem from becoming larger and more expensive.
  • Research materials: Know what materials will work best for your roof and keep a close eye on manufacturers for special discounts. Follow newsletters and newspaper ads, so you never miss a deal.
  • Take advantage of the off-season: Most people put off roof projects until a bad rainstorm or snowstorm forces them to take action. If you replace your roof during a dry season, such as very early spring, you’re more likely to get a better deal.

The DIY Roofs roofing cost estimator can give you an idea of what your roofing project will cost, but there are still ways to save even more.

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Sign Up for a Free Account and Save on Your Next Project

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Want to save big on your next roofing project? It’s as easy as signing up for a free DIY Roofs account. In addition to our free roofing cost estimator, you’ll also gain access to a growing database of professional roofing crews and project management tools. By managing your own project and working directly with labor crews, you can save up to 35% of what you’d pay a professional roofing company. See the difference DIY Roofs can make when you sign up today!