If you estimate, install or repair roofing in residential or commercial structures, this book will show you the methods and materials the real pros use - the tricks, shortcuts, and estimating formulas that will get you the job, keep your labor and material costs on target, and bring you a healthy profit.
In the competitive roofing business, it's not enough to just measure the roof and add 10 percent for waste. The estimating system you'll find here will help you make a quick, accurate take-off with a realistic waste factor.
To make money in this business, you've got to provide a roof that's attractive and durable enough to last for years, with a minimum of maintenance and repair problems. Callbacks are hard on your profit margin and on your reputation. With the help of this book, you'll know which roofing methods and materials will do the job best, and provide the best value.
You'll learn how to estimate and install:
- Roof sheathing
- Asphalt shingles
- Wood shingles & shakes
- Mineral-surfaced roll roofing
- Tile & slate roofing
- Metal roofing & siding
- Built-up & elastomeric roofing
Hundreds of large, clear, illustrations and easy-to-understand tables, charts, calculations, examples, and step-by-step installation and repair procedures will help you find the answers to just about all your roofing questions.
Recommended as study material for state exams!