||09-13-2012 09:26 PM
DIY or Hire Company
I recently noticed some water spots and cracks in the ceiling on the top floor of my 12 year-old home and decided to have a roofing company come take a look, as I'm deciding if I should have them do this or do it myself. I received a written quote and am not sure how 'fair' of a quote this really is:
- Replace the torn and/or blown off shingles (color to be charcoal or equivalent)
- New shingles may not match existing shingles exactly due to the age of the existing shingles.
- Clean sealant from the existing aluminum ridge vent, refasten, and install new sealant at each fastener.
- Inspect entire roof for loose shingles, flashings, and fasteners.
- Replace the existing pipe boots with new pipe boots.
- Clean and haul away debris.
The price I was quoted was $575, which seems high to me, but I'm not sure. I know that if they are going to replace the boots, then they should replace the flashings as well as I do not want to have to replace those later. Some of the shingles along the ridge spanning from front to rear of the house have lifted, but have not flown away; it's not as if there are copious amounts of shingles missing from the roof. I asked what the hourly labor is and they said it is by job, not by hour and it would be a two man crew, which seems excessive -- am I wrong?
I appreciate any feedback anyone can provide and if this quote is not necessarily 'fair', then what would be a more realistic quote?