Anyone have any thoughts on the cost of reroofing in order to evaluate
some estimates? In New England.
Currently I need to have new roofing 21 x 21 hip roof garage which
needs new shingles.
Remove old stuff, 30 yr shingles, new roofing paper, new drip caps.
Your particular choices can have a 20% or greater effect on the price,
and much more than that if you choose an expensive shingle. There's a
factor of 5 in the range of shingle prices.
Such choices as felt weight, whether you replace the drip edge & step
flashing, whether you add stain guard, whether you have ridge vents,
the quality of vent flashing & roof jacks. In Texas, if you want the
roofer to carry workman's comp on his workers it will increase the
cost of labor a lot.
If the decking under the roof is in bad shape it can have a big effect
on cost -- the price of plywood just shot up after the hurricane.
I just got a bid for a new roof, tear off, replacing 2 sheets of
plywood, new drip edge, ridge vent of $300 a square (15 sq for a total
of $4500). Located in upstate NY (between Buffalo and Rochester)
Getting more bids this week.
On Sat, 01 Oct 2005 21:03:02 -0500, jim evans
Huh? Let me try again: The estimate I got using the improvenet.com
was 20% lower than the lowest actual estimate that I got a little over a
ago when I was having my roof done. I'm on the east coast. Don't know
California, but if you think the improvenet.com estimator is going to give
an accurate figure, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
Just this past week I got 4 estimates to reroof my house. When I saw
this thread I went to the website and entered my data. It didn't have
an option that gave my roof area, but when I took the nearest result
and ratioed it to my roof area the range it gave was about 10% higher
than the range of my actual bids.
I also went to the site after reading this post. After modifying the roof
square footage to allow for porches, detached garage and the total liner
feet of gutters (must be used for drip edge calculations) the estimator
said $4,255 to $5,319. I signed a contract for $4600 and me to furnish all
1X lumber needed for decking repair. All other materials and trash removal
are to be provided by him. Labor for the decking is included unless there is
an excessive amount. The roofer knows up front that the first board all
around the house must be replaced (about 140 liner feet) and has never
charged extra for decking replacement unless it has been real bad.
This is a person I have dealt with for many years and I did not bother with
a second estimate. I do keep tabs on what others are paying and I am aware
of pricing in the area. I would guess the actual range for the work to be
done to be between $4200 and $6500.
Overall I would say the estimator is pretty close. A few more inputs fields
would make it more accurate if the average user was knowledgeable enough to
the number of layers to be removed.
flashing for a chimney, a shed addition or a porch. (I have all 3)
partial decking replacement.
I just paid $63,000 for 68 square, but that includes tearoff of 3 layers,
some decking and scaffolding as it was a very high roof.
Yours is a simple job so ask the neighbors who they used and if they were
happy with the results.
Yep, the invoice is on my desk. This was on a three story building. The
figure I gave did not include other work for $23,000 on other flat sections.
The crew worked on it over two weeks. This was the lowest of two bids. A
few other roofers would not even attempt to quote the job let alone do it.
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