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Old 01-08-2008, 09:52 PM   #46
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on of the contractors gave me a quote, here's what he said.
Just to put down the felt paper and shingles would run about $ 600.00. If we have to frame the roof , install the decking and the shingles, it would be $ 1,400.00. To do all the framing for the walls, roof, decking and roofing would be $ 2,450.00. These prices are labor only as you indicated.

Which I just want the roof so $1,400 in labor.. What you guys think good price??

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take 400 square feet........$3.00 to $3.50......that seems very reasonable for framing, sheathing, flashing and shingles.....I'd charge more and get it.
$1400 for peace of mind is a small price to pay.....less than I thought...
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on of the contractors gave me a quote, here's what he said.
Just to put down the felt paper and shingles would run about $ 600.00. If we have to frame the roof , install the decking and the shingles, it would be $ 1,400.00. To do all the framing for the walls, roof, decking and roofing would be $ 2,450.00. These prices are labor only as you indicated.

Which I just want the roof so $1,400 in labor.. What you guys think good price??
Framing of the walls menas just the studs put up correct? I would still need to hang the drywall nad stuff.
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Framing of the walls menas just the studs put up correct? I would still need to hang the drywall nad stuff.
Yep. Should include wall sheathing and house wrap as well.
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Klint, have them get more specific so you definately know the end cost. (written, of course) Doesn't matter if they're good friends or good referals.

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on of the contractors gave me a quote, here's what he said.
Just to put down the felt paper and shingles would run about $ 600.00.
Does this include tie-in to the existing roof? Removing shingles as necessary for proper valley underlayment? Ice guard? Drip edge? Installing and flashing skylights?

If we have to frame the roof , install the decking and the shingles, it would be $ 1,400.00.
$800 for roof framing. Includes skylight openings?

To do all the framing for the walls, roof, decking and roofing would be $ 2,450.00. These prices are labor only as you indicated.

Which I just want the roof so $1,400 in labor.. What you guys think good price??
IMO, it's a very good price. Get written quotes/contract that point the options you want and include all necessaries. This is where a tight budget demands attention.
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Klint, have them get more specific so you definately know the end cost. (written, of course) Doesn't matter if they're good friends or good referals.



IMO, it's a very good price. Get written quotes/contract that point the options you want and include all necessaries. This is where a tight budget demands attention.
What do I need to watch out for??
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Communication. Make it clear - you just want the roof framed, tied into existing, and finished - you will be doing the rest. You want the lines to duplicate your existing rooflines in so far as pitch, soffit overhang, etc.

So your wall framing should meet up with your existing walls. In the end you have one homogneous structure that doesn't look like it was a cheap tacked-on, lean-to addition.

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What do I need to watch out for??
Your money. And quality work.
Everything you want and expect should be in written quotes so both you and the contractor know what's expected of them and you know what should be you final cost. Your job is to spell out what those expectations are. If you want more than what's in that contract once they've begun, expect to pay for it. Once you chose the contractor, have a contract signed with terms of job description and cost. Payment terms - only pay the balance after completion. Partial payments are common but keep payments in proportion to completion status. Downpayments shouldn't be necessary for labor quotes of this size. Require them to fix any inspection failures that come under their job description. Understand that this is an incomplete list too, just some of the important ones.

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