A roofing contractor invoice specifies exactly what a customer—be it an individual or business—is required to pay, when they must make the payment by, and precisely what they are paying for. A roofing invoice is very similar to a bill, with the difference being a greater amount of professionalism found with the invoice, as well as the ability for it to be sent digitally to the customer at a moment’s notice.

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What Does a Roofing Contractor Do?

A roofing contractor, also called a “roofer,” works on repairing, maintaining, and completely replacing residential and commercial roofs. For roofers that are contractors, they will most likely be licensed with the state or another legitimate entity. Roofers, being a type of construction worker, have expertise in an assortment of tools, which they use to install metal, tile, wood shake, asphalt shingles, or slate roofing.

Average Roof Material Costs

The typical method of charging for roof removal and installation is by “squares,” according to Angie’s List. With this method, a square is commonly a ten (10) by ten (10) foot patch, with the average residential home requiring anywhere between twenty-two (22) to thirty-four (34) squares. Depending on the type of roofing to be installed, the complexity of removing the old roof, and the angle at which the roof was built, the price per “square” can vary significantly. According to HomesAdvisor.com, the average roofing costs per material are as follows:

Metal Roofs

  • Metal roof w/shingle look: $275 to $375 per square
  • Metal sheets: $100 to $200 per square
  • Standing seam: $400 to $700 per square

Source: www.homeadvisor.com/cost/roofing/metal-roof-installation/

Tile Roofs

  • Concrete: $150 to $250 per square
  • Slate: $500 to $1700 per square
  • Clay: $300 to $600 per square

Source: www.homeadvisor.com/cost/roofing/install-replace-tile-roof/

Shake Roofing

  • Cedar: $400 per square
  • Wood: $350 per square
  • Composite: $325 per square

Source: www.homeadvisor.com/cost/roofing/cedar-wood-shakes/

Roofing Contractor Salary & Hourly Rate ($/hr)

  • Salary: $48,890/yr (source: BLS)
  • Hourly Rate: $23.51/hr (source: BLS)