new roof cost

I'm a lady living on social security and have a leaking roof. It's about 38 years old and there is 2 layers of 3 tab shingle.
can you give me a ball park figure of how much per square a roofer should charge including removing the old shingles and carting them off?
thank you
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aw wrote:can you give me a ball park figure of how much per square a roofer should charge including removing the old shingles and carting them off?
Around 10 years ago, I was charging at least $200/square for tear-offs, of which I was happy to get barely $200/day to pay myself. My crew made better money than I did! Tom
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tom wrote:

Who did the work?
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George E. Cawthon wrote:

have to watch Pete or Mike nearly as closely as Jim and Dave! But you're right, I _did_ take it a little easier those days.
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Roofing jobs are sized by squares (100sq ft), and Roof construction and pitch factor in.
For each starter edge, there's a linear feet charge typically, so if you have more surfaces to shingle rather than just a simple flat a frame roof, it takes more time, and there's an additional cost.
There are upcharges for steeply pitched roofs as well as they're more difficult for obvious reasons.
A little ole lady next door had her little Cape Cod in the Chicago burbs reroofed including tearoff and cartage estimated at $3600. That was her low estimate. The high estimate was around $8k. This is a pretty dinky house though, and a straightforward 2-surface roof roof.
-- Todd H. http://www.toddh.net /
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Two layers is maximum so they have to tear off. Figure in the range of $85 to $100 per 100 square feet. More on a steep roof, more on a very high roof. More for dormers, gutters, lots of angles, etc
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

In my town, three layers is max. But tear off is best. Who needs the weight and the unsightly unevenness!
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Figure in the range of $85

roof, more on a very high roof.

Don't forget about plywood. My roof needed 17 sheets of plywood, The roof is 24 squares. A little more than 3/4 of it is 12-2 and the other part is 4-12. I'm having it replaced this week. In southern NJ. It's costing $8500. Not the cheapest quote I got but not the highest either. I picked roofers that seemed to know what they were doing and were up to the challenge. So far they are doing a great job.
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I am lucky to know people that can do roofing. I have helped on enough jobs (including 15 years of voluteer work on Christmas In April) that I know what I am doing now. I purchased the correct amount of shingles, paper, ridge vent, vent boots, etc and had everything set to do the job on a Saturday. I took a Friday off and got one of our company's dump body trucks so I could scrape the old shingles off and have it ready to go when my "helpers" arrived. Well, just 30 minutes into the job, I fell through the roof (just up to my thigh) 3 times. Never had a leak with the roof, but the wood was just so thin (3/8"!!) and old that I think the shingles are what was holding me up all of the times I went up on the roof to clean out the gutters! Now I have more than doubled the price that I had planned on spending AND we didn't get finished until late on Sunday.
I know that was a rambling story, but I just wanted to give an example of something that can cause additional cost when it comes to a roofing job.
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On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 19:13:57 GMT, in alt.home.repair RE: Re: new roof

Also, more depending on where you live such as NY City, L.A., San Francisco, or places where there as been a lot of recent weather damage such as Florida.
Most important: as for references of customers the contractor has performed work for during the past year.
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