Price per sq foot in West Coast

What is the going rate for installing a roof per sq ft on the west coast? Or is it better to charge by the hour?

The roof is Shallow, 1000-1500 sq ft. I need to give a bid and I’ve been out of the business for a while and want the current rates.

I cant tell you how much it will cost. Use your materials + labor + profit and use a multiplier. I would suggest knowing the roofs size before biding. I have no clue what your overhead is.

what business are you in now???