How to Estimate a Tile Roof

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How to Estimate a Tile Roof
A tile roof can add value to your home. (tile roof image by dbvirago from

Home design and repair can be costly, especially when it comes to roofs. It is important to create and stick to a strict budget to keep costs from ballooning out of control. When planning to tile a roof, research each style of tile before purchasing, because getting the most bang for your buck is important. Keep your options open when considering doing the tiling yourself or hiring a construction company. Many tile stores offer installation, but you might be able to find a better price with a third party.

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Ladder

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  1. 1

    Climb onto your roof using your ladder. Measure the length and width of your roof.

  2. 2

    Multiply your roof's length times the width to find the area of your roof in square feet.

  3. 3

    Pick a style of tile you like, noting the price per square foot. Multiply your roof's area in square feet by the cost of the tile. For example, 1,000 square feet (the area of your roof) times £2.10 (the cost per square foot of tile) equals £2,112.

  4. 4

    Call three roofing companies and ask each for an estimate on installing tile on your home's roof, based on the roof's square footage.

  5. 5

    Add the cost of labour -- the estimate from the roofing company -- to your tile cost. For example, if your tile costs £2,112 and the labour is £650, the total estimate for your roof is £2,762.

Tips and warnings

  • If your roof has different sections, you must figure out the area of each section, then add them all together to calculate the total area of your roof.

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