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Roofing Construction & Estimating (REVISED)

Product Code/ISBN: 9781572183803

The step-by-step, hands-on guide to any type of roofing on residential and commercial buildings. Covers everything from underlayment to shingles to roof coatings. Includes tips and tried-and-tested installation methods. Loaded with job-site photos, sketches and diagrams to make the procedures clear. The result: Your clients get an attractive, durable roof that provides top value, nearly eliminates callbacks and builds your reputation as a knowledgeable roofing pro.

Explains how to estimate and install:
In this competitive market, your estimates have to be spot-on. There’s no point to being the best roofer in town if you lose money on most jobs. To keep your labor and material costs on target, you need estimates based on accurate take-offs, fact-based waste factors and realistic labor and material cost estimates. This manual has the take-off procedures, estimating tables, calculations and easy-to-apply formulas needed to keep your roofing company profitable.

  • Roof sheathing
  • Underlayment
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood shingles & shakes
  • Mineral-surfaced roll roofing
  • Tile & slate roofing
  • Metal roofing & siding
  • Built-up & elastomeric roofing
  • Insulation, vapor retarders & waterproofing
  • Liquid-applied roof coatings
  • Roofing repair & maintenance

Includes sample estimates for each type of roofing. Learn, practice and then test yourself. The roofing know-how and estimating skills offered here can help you build a rewarding career as a professional roofer.