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Roof shoveling

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by andcon83, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Just curious what people get to shovel off roofs. I do it by the job and try to get around $20-$25 per hour.
  2. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    20-25 per hour??? must be residential. I would'nt do it from the ground let alone climb up there and risk falling for that. Local compamy here does ice dam removal for $200 hr.
  3. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Yes its residential. I thought I was high priced at $25!! LOL
  4. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    $25 an hour! You must not be properly insured, that would barely pay for my liability and comp.

    $50 per hr minimum per person and $125 minimum per job.
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    most people around my area (Auburn) get about $200 for a ranch
  6. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Insurance??? What's that?? :laughing:
  7. plowking15

    plowking15 Member
    Messages: 91

    Roof shoveling?..I used to do it in my younger days. I hated when I had to go reshovel off the porches,decks,walkways from the snow I had thrown down.Last year,a contractor in the next town tried to clean off his gazebo roof with his excavator bucket, he hit it to hard,it went to the dump in pieces. plowking
  8. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I must agree with every one here. I wouldn't climb a ladder let alone get on a roof for that. $35 a hour for my general contracting rate, but $50 for anything roof top with a $100 minimum.
  9. burlingtonplow

    burlingtonplow Member
    Messages: 57

    How many people do you see on a roof during the winter. Roofers stop doing roofing for a reason.