On Fri, 02 Sep 2005 14:26:28 GMT, "Sacramento Dave"
:> In my case, though, they have to remove 3 layers of previous asphalt
:> roofing that's on top of the initial layer of wood shingles, so that
:> adds some to the cost.
:It amazing how much the rate changes in deferent areas. My estimation was
:probably leaning to the low end in Sac. Plus there is so much building going
:on they are getting top dollar. I was talking to a roofer that works the
:Tahoe area he said he is getting 3 time what the valley ( Sac.) is getting
:and plenty of work, but he is targeting the million Dollar homes, you know
:the 800 sq. ft. cabin
I figure I'll get some more estimates but I'm scared I'm going to be
paying over $20,000 when I add in the carpentry that's going to have to
go into this. One roofer said they could do the carpentry at a rate of
$65/man-hour + materials, but one GC tells me I shouldn't even consider
that - not because of the rate but because they aren't competent to do
the work properly.
The bids are to include plywood sheathing all over. I don't believe
there's any sheathing presently. There appears to be only wood shingles
right over the rafters. I suppose the wood shingles will stay, but they
will nail 1/2 inch ply over them before laying the felt and 50 year
shingles, that is if I have the current low bidder do the job. My
immediate concern is a satisfactory foundation job first, though.
My impression in getting my two current bids is not that they are
overwhelmed with work here, but that they can take it on at the moment.
Two weeks ago, the first bidder said they were just then beginning to
book for the beginning of September. But another pretty big local roofer
put off my estimate visit almost 2 weeks, to happen next week.