I am a newbie and have a question. hope you can help. how do you price a roof wash, by the hour or by the sq ft. and how much per sq ft. ive been told .8 to .10cents a sq ft. PLEASE HELP
I think the lowest I have charged is around .25 and the most is .40.
I wouldn’t bother for .10.
I don’t measure, I go by how much mix i’ll use on it and go from there.
I have never measured the roof. Our price is based more on pitch of roof and how many different peaks it has. A typically 2400 sq ft colonial with a 6-12 pitch starts at around $395. And we go from there. After you do a few roofs you will get a feel for what you need to charge. Pricing by the hour is hard to do especially when you are just starting out. A roof that takes me 1 hour to do may take you 4 hours. I suggest that you practice on your own roof and do some for your friends and family as well.
Feel free to give me a call.
Thanks for the info. I will definetaly call.
That all depends on whether you value you your time.
.25 a sqft is about where we stay at.
Just out of curiosity, why is your location Alabama but your signature has NJ web site?
Looks like a SEOr Jim… I just zapped him.
I did a little research today and found a guy whose charging .50-.70 per square foot. Seems double to triple what the above posts quote.
Would all tile roofs require more time and product?
[MENTION=1]Chris[/MENTION] what is acwc charging?
We do the “small” “medium” “large” house pricing method. Starts at about 275-300 for a 1500 sqft 1 story rambler “small” and then price increases from there depending on the time of year. I like to atleast zillow or google map the house for a over the phone bid, cause sqft-age can lie if you just look up the specs of the home. Equating your cost per gallon or cost per house for mix is also a good idea. Roof cleaning done properly doesn’t take too long. You just have to be safety conscious and thorough. Also, minimize/eliminate overspray. I’ve learned this the hard way… Ask Thad
How are you guys measuring this?
Are you measuring by sqft of the home or the roof?
Sqft of the home, but this is for a “blind” bid. If i had my wish, id do every roof bid in person in order to determine problem areas or how drastic the bacteria is on the roof. if i have to price “blind” ,I visually check it online to confirm a price with average timing for what I can see using zillow,bing, etc. When I do a dm piece to an area, I know already what qualifies a house as small or medium. I should have stated earlier, we never give a price for large houses, always says call for pricing, when advertised, or if we get a call and they say their house is 3500sqft + , I set up an in person estimate.
i am still learning, but as of now, this method works best for our set up
We charge usually between $500 - $850 ish