Is this online rough estimator even close?


#1

I’m starting a roofing company. I’d like to double check my estimates with Homewyse so I don’t loose my butt on the first job. Do these numbers look good? I got them from homewyse.com


#2

Here it is for a single square


#3

I would say that’s pretty high for my market. 440/sq their low estimate is a pretty good rate here for a 10/12.


#4

Lord man, do you not own a calculator and know how to is it? I do not for the life of me understand why a “businessman” would want to use a program someone else out together to tell YOU what your costs are. You know what your material and labor are, figure up what your overhead is either by the sq, job, moon cycle or what ever. Add it up and put what you feel is a proper profit and give your bid. That program hasn’t got the foggiest idea what your cost in your area are, or what your competition is charging. I would suggest you take some biz classes or talk to someone in the industry that is actually successful to understand your actual cost. Just because someone knows how to install a quality roof does not make them s good businessman. That’s why this industry has a high failure rate.