I'm getting a quote for puting on a new roof. I have a Cape style
about 34'x24'. I want theold roof stripped because there are two
layers on there already. My contractor says that it will be expensive
because of removall of the old roof. I'm guessing that it will be
$10,000. Is that about right? The roof is 30 years old and needs to
I'm not sure if they go to Boston, but check out Weisman Roofing in Rhode
Island. They did a big job for us last year and did an excellent job and
were the cheapest around. They do a lot of big industrial stuff, but have a
residential division also.
i got that 10,000 similar bid on a house of ours in buffalo ny but it
is 2-1/2 story.
my friend got a $2500 roof on his cape cod but the guy doesn't do
taller roofs than one story. buffalo requires a tearoff no more
my roofer monthly pays a fortune for insurance, he complains.
New York State now requires that no more than two layers be on a roof;
if a roof needs a third layer, the first two must be torn off, and the
third roof installed on clean plywood. This is for fire safety
reasons, among others. My 23-square roof cost about $11,000 total in
2003 for tearoff and reroof with ice and water shield and lots of
flashing (several dormers, etc.; a complicated roof line) and a good
40-year architectural shingle.
Okay, so I guess I will ap into my equity loan to get this done.
Hopefully its a good selling point for my house if I descide to sell
in 5 years from now.
Do home sellers usually recover the cost of a new roof? I know that
kitchens and bathrooms usually have good pay back. Not sure about a
It protects the house. Payback is not having the house collapse or get mold
from a leaky roof. One of those things that just has to be done sometimes.
Doubt there will be much of an upcharge if you sell, but a poor roof will
definitely be a markdown.
Replacement roofs, new paint, new carpeting- all fall under the class of
work known as maintenance. These things will maintain the homes value. If
you put a higher grade shingle on the roof you will be adding value because
you've improved the house. But that added value is only the difference
between the cost of "normal" shingles and the upgraded ones, not the labor
or accessory products required for a new roof.
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