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Tomtom

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How do you calculate how much to charge a person? 
By square foot and material? or is it more than that?
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There are a lot of factors:

Size - Big or small
Layers
Condition of material your removing
Steep pitch or low pitch
Easy Access / vs. hard for equipment or ladders 
Seasonal Weather
New roof system chosen (options)
Flashings
Chimneys
Pipes
Vents
Ridges
Crickets
Valleys


to name a just a few variables

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Trying to figure out labor is always a tough thing for someone who is just starting out. Our handy guy had this issue when he first took on someone that worked under him, only because he spent years working alone. It is not just about the materials (but it is great if you have some good connections in the business), but thinking about what the job takes vs. any obstacles that can come up is something people forget about too. Sometimes just the small stuff can turn a quick job into a long rodeo.
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There is a huge list to factor in. Labor is just part of it. You have to calculate materials. maintenance, equipment, distance traveled (if you go far out for jobs), so many things!
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This is something that actually takes a lot of experience.  I imagine it would be real easy to give an incorrect estimate.  I’m glad this isn’t my responsibility.
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I usually factor in how many slices of peanut butter pie I’ll eat.  I add a few extra dollars depending on what the weather is like.  Times it by two if the owner of the structure is a jerk.
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Dale Jones

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You have to take into account how much mark up you want on material and how much you want per hour. That is how we do it.
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