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roofs?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by thelandyman, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. thelandyman

    thelandyman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    so i have a friend who has asked me to clear the snow off of her roof, also her 2 neighbors need it to. ive never done it before, is this hard? how much should i charge? what equipment should i use? any input is good, thanks guys.
     
  2. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Are they one or two story?
     
  3. thelandyman

    thelandyman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    just 1 story residential houses
     
  4. Plowinpro03

    Plowinpro03 Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    shovel down lol.....(you'd be amazed that habit would get the best of you by accidentally going against the roof) Also, realize that depending were the snow lands..(driveway/porch/front entrance or any place of obstructions) you'll need to move it again. Charge accordingly...(hourly would be your best bet min of a certain amount depending on size). Gauge the roof, does it have alot of valley's in it, are they steep, sky lights in the way, objects around the landing of the snow. It's physical labor, you won't really be able to use more then just a shovel...(those little snow-blowers look like they would be the ticket, but again you don't wanna damage the roof). At the VERY minimum I would say 200-250 (1.000sqft) bucks depending on amount of snow as well. (think of it this way an electrician gets anywhere between 55-85 bucks to change out a light switch) Your doing a high volume of work.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2008
  5. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Start at the bottom of the roof and push off (gravity is your friend), work your way to the top. Do not take all the snow off, leave a couple inches on to protect the shingles and insulate the house. Cleanup drive, deck, walkway when finished. Snow on the ground to cleanup will be the hardest part of clearing a roof.
     
  6. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Plowinpro nailed it,
     
  7. thelandyman

    thelandyman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    well how much should i charge for an 1800 sq ft. one story house? i will have another guy doing this with me.
     
  8. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Id say between 400 and 500 depending on do you have to shovel the snow twice? meaning once its off the roof can you get at it with any equipment or can it just stay there?
     
  9. thelandyman

    thelandyman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    nope i can just get it off the roof and leave it, how long do these jobs normally take?
     
  10. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    What kind of equipment do you have?
     
  11. thelandyman

    thelandyman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    well i got shovels, and home depot is making me a roof rake only becuase EVERYONE is sold out.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2008
  12. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Well with the "Goon Spoons" Id be inclinded to chasrge around the 400-500 mark but once again how many sides do you have to shovel once the snow is on the ground? The other thing is how cold is it where you are? and how long has it been cold? Roof snow tends to be very HEAVY so thats another thing to take in to consideration
     
  13. thelandyman

    thelandyman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    it stays around 15-30 degrees, and for just getting it off the roof, can you estimate a time frame?
     
  14. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    How much snow on the roof? How many guys?
     
  15. thelandyman

    thelandyman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    about 1 foot, 2 guys
     
  16. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Id count on 8hrs
     
  17. thelandyman

    thelandyman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    wow ok, then ill go for $500 ; )
     
  18. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    February 2006, I called a crew in to do a property roof for me. Roughly 2000 sq feet of roof. All snow went onto deck. Roof had anywhere from 6" on the peak, 4' half way to 5' along the eve. Crew of 11 had the roof done, deck cleared (1000 sq ft) in about 3 hrs. Shovels on roof, shovels & snow blower on deck.
     
  19. thelandyman

    thelandyman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    ECS what did they charge if i may ask?
     
  20. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    If I remember right it was just over $2k. I only had them do the north side of the roof as the south only had about 15" on it.