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Anyone know how to bid on Roof Shoveling>?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by platinumpimps, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. platinumpimps

    platinumpimps Member
    Messages: 43

    Just want an idea. I did some last year, I charged $300.00 for a smaller house and a smaller garage. Took about 3 hours for that one. Any thoughts?
  2. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    When we shoveled last year we charged by the hour with a two hour minimum AND we made sure the homeowners understood, IT TAKES A LONG TIME!!!

    Also, were you working alone? If so, $100 per hour seems very good. We were getting $55/manhour.
  3. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    It's a money maker for sure especially on the commercial accounts,rates exceed 75pmhr,tough work though;
  4. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    last year we were flat rate bidding jobs and we used little single stage toro snow throwers there was about 1" of ice on all the roofs we did so we didn't have to worry about tearing up any shingles with the blowers we were making around 250 per man hour. 2 guys can do a average ranch house in 30 to 45 min and at 300 to 400 per house u can make money quick with a blower. and when it comes to commercial jobs you can pretty much bid what you want because most people wont touch them. We shoveled of a 4 story hotel last winter just bid ridiculously and we were the only ones to drop off a bid (they had to do something because it was leaking in all the up stairs rooms) rented a couple of lifts and had at it smiled the hole time.
  5. platinumpimps

    platinumpimps Member
    Messages: 43

    well what if its got a nice pitch to it? Does the risk factor, increase the amount. I like to add that on, for gutter cleaning also, if bidding by the job.
  6. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    if its got a nice pitch, itll prolly shed the snow itself, and anyone on it.
  7. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,868

    yeah walking on a roof with 1inch of ice. whew i feel like i should call my ins agent just thinking about it
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008
  8. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    You could always charge by the broken arm :D;

    broken arm.jpeg
  9. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    that'll leave a mark.