roofing costs

I'm looking at having my roof re-shingled. It's a 24 X 20 foundation size, 6:12 pitch. How do you make an estimate on that for materials, removal & installation?
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You have 678 square feet, plus your overhang in feet x 108.
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Do you know the going rate for labour for removal of old & installaion of new shingles?
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I don't even know what country you are in.
I'm in the US, and after having a home done a year ago, I can say the prices varied wildly between contractors. I got about 8 estimates that ran from $3000 to $8000 for a job about twice the size of yours, and a good bit more complex. My best guess would certainly be to shop around, but you probably won't want the cheapest bidder. Get some references. Roofing is certainly an area where you find at least "some" fly by nights. I settled on one for $4000 that did a terrific job for me.
I would also recommend considering the metal roof option mentioned by another poster. Between possible tax and insurance discounts, and longevity, it's a pretty attractive option. I would have done it myself, but the home I had roofed was for sale.
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I read on the AOL welcome screen that with the 'green earth' efforts, you can get a tax relief by installing a metal roof. there are many new material available since grandpa's tin roof. It would be worth checking into with a tax break.
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Jimmy, It all depends on where you live. I am in Ohio and own a construction business. I can tell you that here in Northeast Ohio you can expect to pay $230-$300 per sq. (1 sq0 sq. ft. of roof area) for a residential shingle job (tear off/ install). Keep in mind that usually a smaller job (such as yours) might actually cost more per sq. simply because of the small profit margin. It looks like you are coming in around 6 sq. so you could expect to see estimates between $1300-$2000 from a legitimate contractor
Hope this helps.
Jerry Goodson www.JAGoodson.com
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Great info Jerry & Maxwell...thanks! I'm in eastern Canada, by the way. Hurricane Noel just tore a strip off us.
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