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Old 09-13-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 09-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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If you don't feel that's fair, go get another quote. No way for us to know from here.

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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Holy cow, materials and labor for $575?

What a steal!
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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sounds pretty reasonable to me after some of the quotes i hear on here.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:23 PM   #5
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The smaller the job the more i would charge. That price sounds fair, i would probably be a bit higher though.
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Price seems reasonable.

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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For any 2 story or steep pitched roof I always sent two people.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the prompt feedback and since this quote seems reasonable, I'll go with a company instead of DIY.

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