Charlotte's roofers help you estimate the cost of your roof replacement
Charlotte's roofers recommend that owners estimate their roof size to create a budget and avoid surprises later. But note that you can always trust your roofer to get the job done accurately. The roof is a vital component of any home, and doing everything right can't be emphasized enough. Making mistakes compromises your security and that of your loved ones and property.
How much roofing material do you need?
You must first compute the square footage of the roof's surface to know the number of bundles you need. Consider the roof's overhang by measuring eave to eave, not corner to corner. Then compute the length and width of the roof planes. Multiply the length and width of the square footage of every plane afterward. Finally, add the square footage of all the planes to determine the total square footage.
Measuring a non-rectangular house
Start by estimating the length and width of every section. Multiply these measurements to get the area's square footage. Then add the sections' square footage to establish the total square footage. This helps determine the number of shingles needed. Typically roof measurements are carried out in squares equal to 100 square feet. That said, divide the total square footage by 100 to know the number of squares on your roof. Shingles come in bundles that cover only a particular percentage of the square, making the number of squares crucial.
Proceed to multiply the square number by three. The result is the number of bundles you will use for your roofing project. Finally, gauge the cost of various shingle bundles to compute your budget.
Unless you are directly applying the shingles over the existing asphalt roof, you must account for roofing materials other than the shingles. These include underlayment or felt paper. The underlayment is placed between the roof deck and shingles for more protection against water damage. Felt paper is sold in rolls, each serving four squares. The number of squares of your roof divided by four gives you the number of rolls you need.
The drip edge is also a vital part that safeguards the edge from rot. Based on the condition of the fascia boards, the two may need replacing and are estimated in linear feet. Therefore, determine the roof perimeter in feet for the length of the fascia boards and drip edge that should be suitable.
This depends on the shingles you will use. For example, each shingle uses four nails for the average 3-tab shingles. You can secure your home against storms and hurricanes by using more nails. Other shingles use more nails during installation.
Keep in mind that roofing supplies can be wasted, faulty, or damaged. Therefore, add an extra percentage of all the roofing materials since no roofing project is ideal.
Work with Charlotte's roofers
DIY estimates are fitting when you aren't ready to start the project. However, working with Charlotte's roofers can save you time and expensive mistakes. You may also discover other complexities that could increase the costs of installation. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors offers commercial roofing and residential roofing services to Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas.