Roofing Take off

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Roofing Take off

The roofing takeoff process involves estimating the necessary materials for putting an roof over a building. This procedure is vital to accurately order materials and estimating costs for construction projects. Here’s a outline how we do roofing take offs:

  • Review plans and specifications: Starting by reviewing specifications and architectural drawings to gain more knowledge on your roof’s style, materials needed and any specific instructions or requirements that might exist.
  • Measuring roof dimensions: Take measurements of your roof including length, width and slope before taking measurements to divide into sections if it features multiple slopes or features that require splitting up the roof into multiple parts.
  • Calculating roof area: Use measurements to calculate the total area of a roof. Simple roof shapes like squares and rectangles may allow use of basic geometric formulas; otherwise you could divide up your roof into multiple smaller segments before calculating each individual segment’s area separately.
  • Roofing material: Determine which material will be included in your roof plan – asphalt roof shingles, metal tiles or another choice may all work – when making an estimate for its quantity. Each option requires specific coverage requirements that should be factored into any estimates for coverage needs.
  • Overlaps and wastage: Most roofing materials require overlap when being installed and leftover pieces from cutting them to fit, which must be factored into calculations when calculating quantities for these projects. It is advised to add 10 percent extra waste materials when making estimates so as to account for wasteful practices such as this one.
  • Accessories and underlayment: Don’t forget to purchase extra equipment necessary for your roofing plan like flashing, underlayment and vents; flashing clips; drip edge; fasteners as necessary.
  • Roof features; Determine whether your roof features dormers, hips, valleys or ridges as well as any architectural details to determine how much material will be required to cover these additional parts.
  • Suitable roofing package: Some roofing companies provide pre-packed materials that are suitable for specific dimensions or designs, which could make the estimate process simpler while potentially cutting expenses. It might be worthwhile considering such packages when making estimates to see whether this approach could save both time and money in terms of estimate preparation costs and expenses.
  • Compiling materials list: Create an extensive materials list which details all types, quantities and specifications needed for completion of your roofing project. This may include roof materials (kind and quantity) as well as any accessories necessary.
  • Verify and review: Make sure to double-check all calculations and materials lists to ensure accuracy and identify any potential mistakes before embarking on your worksite. It is imperative to identify potential issues early.


How to get started?

Visit the Get Quote page on website, upload the drawings/plans of your project, set the deadline and our team will assist you with your work.


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