How to use the Bid Calculator
The Bid Calculator is a new feature that will enable anyone to enter, in feet, the dimensions of their roof, using a basic box model of length and width. Then, you can choose your “pitch”, using pictures to help if you don’t know what “pitch” means. The end result will be a VERY ROUGH ESTIMATE, and is in no way intended to be a binding estimate, nor is it supposed be an exact price. This is only to give you a very ROUGH idea to get in the ballpark of what a roof might cost.
Some things to know:
- Defined as rise over run, usually expressed as a fraction. Examples would be a “4 and 12” or “12 and 12”, usually shown as 4/12 or 4⁄12 and 12/12 or 12⁄12, respectively. Using a 4⁄12 pitch as an example, this means that for every 12 foot run, there is a 4 foot rise .
- roof area – how to get the numbers you need (length and width)
- Look at your roof. Each ridge runs along the top of the pitch, and using this line, you can create a rectangular section. For each section, measure each edge, giving you length and width. Use these numbers in the appropriate boxes. You will probably have more than one section, so keep the numbers for each section separate.
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