Roof Construction

2022 Best Shingles For High Winds

The best shingles for high winds are specially made to withstand the battering effects that extreme weather conditions can have on the roof of your home.

Strong winds can pull standard shingles off roofs, creating hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Wind rated shingles can be a great choice for areas with unpredictable climates.

To get started on your roof replacement, contact your local roofing pros for FREE ESTIMATES!

How Much Do Wind Resistant Shingles Cost?

The cost of premium shingles rated to withstand high winds varies depending on the materials you choose.

Asphalt shingles are among the most cost-effective, with an average price of $3.30 per square foot.

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Rafters Calculator – Estimate Rafter Length & Cost

Roof Rafter Calculator estimates the Length, Board Size, Quantity, Cost per board and Total Cost of Lumber!

The estimates are based on your house foot print (length and width) and roof slope.

Prices are based on quotes from multiple lumber yards and building material suppliers.

2023 LUMBER PRICES We first published this Rafter Calculator back in Dec 2015. Since then, we have automatically added about 3% / year to account for inflation. Since lumber prices were more or less stable, we did not see a need to get new price quotes from our suppliers for each size of 2x pine or LVL.

Come COVID-19 era, and prices of ALL wood products,

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How To Determine Roof Pitch

Using roof pitch you can quickly and accurately calculate a roof’s size and the amount of materials needed for installation.

Most contractors use roof pitch measurement as a primary way to calculate roof area.

What Is Roof Pitch?

“Roof Pitch” is a term you may often hear from a roofer, an architect or a framing contractor / builder. It is the most common way in US and Canada to describe a roof’s basic quality – slope or steepness.

Roof pitch is represented in inches rise of 12 inches run. For example a “3 pitch” or “3 in 12 pitch” or “3/12 pitch”, all mean that the roof rises 3 inches, for every 12 inches of it’s horizontal run.

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4 Essential Parts Of A Roof

Here is a detailed guide to the most important roof parts: underlayment, insulation, ice and water barrier, and ventilation.

Getting high quality roof components should be a top priority if you want to have leak-free, long lasting protection. Sometimes contractors may take advantage of a homeowner’s lack of knowledge and install low quality roofing systems together with expensive shingles.

Don’t let this happen to you!

Find out which materials we recommend to use, and how to install them correctly. These offer the best value and long term performance in harsh weather conditions.


Parts Of A RoofOne of the most essential features of a durable roofing system is underlayment. It provides critical protection and serves as an additional barrier against the elements.

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