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Roofing Calculator – Flexible & Powerful Roof Estimating Software for Your Mobile Device

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Roofing Calculator app is a very flexible, powerful and detail-oriented mobile roof estimating software, available for iPhone and Android. Roofing Calculator was designed by a roofer, for roofing contractors. With this app you can:

  • Estimate ANY Roof in seconds!
  • Save time, money, and sell more roofing jobs!
  • Calculate cut-up roofs: multiple roof sections, dormers, valley, etc.
  • Save results of your calculation, including customers name, address and other info!
  • Email the results to yourself for record-keeping, or to your client as a formal proposal!

Roofing Calculator App is priced at $19.99 USD, and includes lifetime upgrades. We feel that the amount of time you save with our app is well justified by additional profits you make by selling many more roofs.

Download Roofing Calculator for iPhone

Download Roofing Calculator for Android

Watch Roofing Calculator Demo – in this video, you can see the process from entering roof dimensions into calculator, to sending an official estimate to the client. The whole process takes about 1 minute!

Why and how we created this app

When I decided to create this program, I first and foremost, designed it for my own roof estimating needs, which could not and still cannot be met by any other available mobile roofing calculator app / program available on either App Store or Google Play Store (former Android Market).

I needed a program that would account for not only a straight line calculation of roof size, and hypothetical number of roof shingle bundles. I needed to be able to calculate also multi-story homes, with odd roof shapes, different slopes, dormers, valleys, skylights, chimneys, etc. As you may know, most roofs are not a straight gable ranch-type roofs. You often have to calculate a cut-up roof. Doing it by hand, using pencil and paper takes too much time – often in excess of 2 hours per roof!

Spending too much time on roof estimating, limits the amount of time you have left for actual roof measurements, sales pitch, and doing other estimates. In effect, by spending time on estimating, you are loosing money, that you could otherwise make, if you sold more jobs.

Roofing Calculator app allows you to estimate ANY roof in just seconds! The first thing you have to do is initial setup, where you plug in your material costs of every type of shingle that you install, and other piece-work prices (such as waste factor, tear-off price, valley flashing, dormer flashing, skylight / chimney and other roof work).

Once you setup your material prices and lobor costs, all you need to do is measure your roof, and plug in the numbers into the calculator screen. Click the “calculate” button – voilà, you have all your sizes, material cost breakdown, price per square, and total project price.

This literally takes you second! No more sitting in your truck, drawing diagrams, and using the scientific calculator which was made for a completely different purpose. No more figuring out roof pitch multipliers, or calculating piece work in your notepad. Roofing Calculator app does it all for you, and it is available on the most popular mobile platforms – iPhone and Android.

List of new features, available on Roof Calc v2.0 – released in July 2012 on both iPhone and Android platforms

  • Multiple Roof Sections: This allows you to calculate very cut up roofs, or roofs with different slopes and or different materials being installed: for example if the main roof gets 30-year architectural shingles, while a section of the roof gets a rubber or copper roof. You will be able to estimate this all as one roof.
  • Save and Export calculation results: We want to give you a complete roof estimating solution, all in one program, and went far beyond simple results export via email. You will have the option to enter clients name, address and other info associated with each roof you estimate, email it to yourself as plain text or PDF, email materials list for each client to your roofing supplier, and also email your client a formal proposal, based on your calculations, with your company letterhead!
  • Dormers: We added a function of calculating roof dormers as separate units, which will be priced as piece work – just like we now calculate skylight and chimney flashings.
  • Valley: Additionally, you will be able to estimate valley flashing – you will be able to price it by length (cost per foot of valley), and roofing calculator will automatically add 3 square feet of shingles, and 1 foot of ice and water shield to the total materials list!

Other uses for our app:

While roofing calculator is originally made for roofing contractors, to help your sales force (or yourself, if you do the sales) increase your business, and simplify estimating process, this tool can also be invaluable for professionals in related fields such as real estate and home inspections.

Roofing Calculator for REALTORs & Home Inspectors

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Roofing Calculator app is primarily designed for roofers. However many professionals in other related fields can use this tool to greatly simplify their work, and provide more value to their clients. This includes Real Estate Agents / Brokers and Home Inspectors since both often get questions about potential roof replacement cost.

As a real estate agent or broker, you frequently have situations when you are selling a house that has roof  nearing the end of its life, and a potential buyer who is concerned and would like to know more information about replacing the old roof. One question that comes up the most is how much it will cost to replace this roof?  Of course you can just through a number out there,  just to “give an answer”, but the Roofing Calculator App will actually enable you to provide your client with an accurate answer right on the spot.

If you are a home inspector, you will also find this app invaluable in your everyday work. Every home inspection involves a roof inspection, and if you include an “Approximate Roof Replacement Cost” in your home inspection report, this will will put more value in the work that you do. With the Roofing Calculator, this information will will be right at your fingertips and you will not need to spend a lot of effort to come up with an accurate estimate.

Roofing Calculator App is priced at $19.99 USD, and includes lifetime upgrades. We feel that the amount of time you save with our app is well justified by additional profits you make by increasing your clients’  satisfaction and potential home sales and future referrals.

Download Roofing Calculator for iPhone

Download Roofing Calculator for Android

Benefits of using Roofing Calculator app if you are a Real Estate professional or Home Inspector:

As a real estate agent / broker or home inspector you can take full advantage of our Roofing Calculator App to quickly and accurately answer your clients questions about roof replacement costs. The calculator is very intuitive and easy to use, and does not require any in-depth roofing knowledge. With the Roofing Calculator app, you can give the buyer a very accurate roof price estimate, increase the chances of a  home sale, and make the transaction go much smoother.

To enter the correct, most current information about roofing prices and labor costs, you can simply ask the roofing contractor that you know or work with to give you those numbers. Convenient features allow you to create different pre-set roof profiles where you can enter that information and calculate the results for your client on the spot. By asking your roofer for labor and material prices that his company charges, you are essentially pre-selling the job to your client, which will allow you to collect a referral fee for brokering the deal between your client and your roofer (this is of course at your discretion).  Thus, the Roofing Calculator App benefits all parties by helping expedite the process of getting a new roof and clarifying any questions, confusion or stalling that may arise from inaccurate and untimely information regarding costs of a roofing job.

You can ask your roofer to help you set up this app – that is enter the material costs and labor prices  that they charge – this way, you will be “in sync” with their pricing model, and provide more or less accurate prices to your clients.

To learn how to use roof calculator, click here.

Special Presentation Mode

We have created a special Presentation Mode in our calculator, so that you can show a homeowner the price of their roof, and roof size, without displaying unnecessary information such as materials breakdown, and roofer’s labor / materials costs. After all, you are only giving them an “idea” of how much the roof would cost – not a formal quote!

The Presentation Mode is a simplified version of the Contractor Mode that can be used specifically to present final results about the cost of roof replacement to clients without giving away details about labor and materials costs available in the Contractor Mode. This is very convenient, as clients are not exposed to information that may lead them to have a misconception that they are being overcharged or cheated if they see the margins between final costs vs cost of labor and materials. By using the presentation mode, you will save time, effort and avoid extra questions from having to explain to your clients that the price difference is the result of extra costs that roofing contractors have to incur such as permit fees, insurance, dumpster fees, overhead, etc.

Written by leva

May 29th, 2012 at 8:10 pm