What Is a Roofing Estimate Calculator?

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A roofing estimate calculator is an online tool for calculating the cost of roofing based on building height, dimensions, slope and roofing material. The calculator can be used to estimate the cost for flat, metal and asphalt installations. It can estimate the cost for new installations or making repairs.

A roof is a big investment that protects a home against inclement weather conditions. Homeowners can understand the market cost for roof installation by using this tool. Other calculators allow users to calculate the area coverage of a house. This is essential in calculating a reasonable roofing estimate. However, the cost estimated by the calculator may not take all relevant factors into account, so actual cost may be different.