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Question DetailsAsked on 10/20/2014

home roofing charge per hour

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Edamae, my company does not charge per hour for roofing. I truthfully have not heard of anyone in Illinois or the Wisconsin area billing per hour for roofing. If you are talking about a repair, that would be different. If it is a repair, the labor rates vary greatly across the country.

I would plan on paying $50.00 - $75.00 per hour per person. That may sound high, but roofers are very busy right now and they are demanding a premium. Also, the company needs to make money and the insurance for roofers is outlandishly expensive. So, if the person you hire is insured, and they should not step foot on your property if they cannot show proof that they are, that should give you a little help in budgeting. If they are not insured and you decide to hire them, you will be taking a very large risk (like loosing your house risk) having someone on your roof, if someone falls and gets hurt.

Answered 5 years ago by ExteriorUpgrader


Good comments as usual by ExteriorUpgrader - though if you live in high-priced labor areas, you can find roofer prices up to the $100 plus range per hour for a single experienced roofer - average per hour significantly lower for an entire crew of course, because the helpers tend to get paid far less and are generally seasonal workers.

As he says - paying by the hour except for leak or rot repairs where the extent of work cannot be defined in advance of opening the area up is an invitation to trouble - whenever possible, especially with construction and home improvement (and car repair) work, try to get a firm bid anytime the scope of work for the job can be defined up front - or at worst have the work area or item opened up for inspection under a flat diagnostic fee, then negotiate a firm price to do the actual repair from there once the scope is defined.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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