First to decide is what type of roof you will be installing. Metal,
Asphalt, Fiberglass. As well there are several grades available in
most Asphalt and Fiberglass product. These effect the warranty that
will be offered. What type of system will you be installing? Prices
will vary from contractor to contractor so best to do is reasearch your
product first... then ALWAYS get THREE bids for the job. And make sure
your contractor and his employees are insured in any case someone falls
or is hurt on the job.
You're the first one I've seen, which has been able to quote prices over
I got out of the construction business 4 years ago. I was in roofing for
26+ years. I must say, you're a bit low for quoting "other materials", then
again, it shows how many corners can be cut.
A sq. ft. structure means absolutely.....zip. You estimate materials by
covered area (decking), this varies widely and is dependent on
pitch/style/dormers/valleys, just for starters.
For instance, you can have a 2000 sq ft colonial with 4/12 pitch, plus an
attached 2 car garage. I've done these with approx. 18 square. This is
normal gable style.
Or, you can have a ranch style 2000 sq.ft., 7/12 pitch, hip roof, have a
couple dormers (yes dormers on a ranch). And, run around 32 squares.
You are right, I should have added a disclaimer.
That was not a quote, but a rough guide of material costs based on a lot of
Here in Canada, Rona charges $5,000 for a 1200 sqft Ranch home with straight
gable 4/12, about $4000 profit for a couple days work.
It's not even that. They're simply guesses. You have no information
from the OP at all that would be of any use in even making assumptions.
You don't even know where the house is located. Proceeding to talk
about cost numbers based entirely on assumptions is at best misleading.
Profit is what is left over after you deduct materials, labor,
insurance, dump fees, etc.
It does not matter. He wanted the average. If you check the Construction
and Repair Data Base, then narrow the search to houses at 2000 square feet,
you can look up the cost of a re-roof as recorded for the past 12 months.
You can also look up previous years and it gives the inflation factor to
use. Seems that if you take the average of the 213,648 houses that were
re-roofed, the average cost was $5186.72.
Who said the house was in the US? It might not even be in North
America. I have yet to see anyone ask for a price on a newsgroup that
was not using the number for some purpose. If the OP just had a flight
of fancy question, and there's no relation to the real world, then your
calculations should fit the bill nicely. ;)
:) The thing that boysens my berries is when people actually answer
such non-answerable, broad and vague questions with specific numbers
and then I feel obligated to reply to point out that it's an
I need to understand the roofing industry for a project that I am
doing. If you can correspond with me thru e-mail. I will appreciate it.
Please let me know if you are ok with that. My e-mail address is:
On 9 Dec 2006 15:24:18 -0800, build firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It really irks me when people ask for prices on the internet. What
costs $100 in Iowa might cost $150 in Nebraska $400 in New York and
$750 in California. And for all we know these people might not even
live in the USA, so a dollar figure is useless. I wont reply to
people that ask prices. Anyone with half a brain should know how to
use a telephone and phone book to call local contractors, or call the
Local Home Depot for the price of materials. There are also reference
books that give a base rate for labor in each state, and they vary
drastically. An average hourly price for a plumber in the midwest
might be $30 an hour, but in California you wont even get them to talk
to you on the phone for under $200 per hour. Then too, there's travel
time. Someone in the country may have to pay more for fuel and travel
time than someone in the city. Asking for prices on the internet is
just plain assenine. The only exception might be on a newsgroup or
other group specific to your own city or state.
On 30 Nov 2006 15:11:03 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
How big is the ROOF? And by "new roof" do you just mean
re-shingling? DO you want a tear-off, or a second layer?
Do you expect to need repair of the decking? Is it
a simple gable roof with few or no penetrations, or
some dumb-ass pseudo-victorian with turrets, spires,
dormers and eyebrow windows all over creation.
Are you within 2 miles of a roofing supply warehouse,
or does the roofer have to cart his supplies and
equipment through 12 miles of jungle on the back of
a donkey? Are you in a shoreline protection zone
that requires 8 million dollars worth of permit
fees and paperwork before you're even allowed to start?
Are you in the Greater LA metropolitan Area,
I'd guess closer to the 10,000 than the 7, in the
absence of any more information.
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