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boatb 06-08-2004 01:25 AM

Estimating Roofing Costs
I need help with BASIC estimating for a new roof. The aprox. roof size is 75 x 40, low pitch, ranch style with no gables or frills and is located in northern California - Bay Area. Gutters and felting are in good shape, but the existing cedar shake is a total mess but I really like the look when it's new. Concrete tile seems too heavy so thats out. Composition shingle/shake seems good, natural cedar shake is beautiful but I don't like the maintenance, and stone coated steel is very interesting.
Is there anyway to figure a square foot price on all the above ? Anything within a couple thousand dollars would be OK. Manufacturers websites don't want to tell you.

hatchet 06-08-2004 08:18 AM

Contact a roofing contractor and have them price up all the different options.

Grumpy 06-08-2004 04:43 PM

Use to find roofers in your area.

Since I am a roofer I will give you a general idea but expect my GUESS to be 10% off in either direction. First off cedar shouldn't be used on low pitch, 6/12 and under in my opinion.

75' long with a 40' width, applying the 5/12 rafter variable of 1.08 of the top of my head, equals about 33 squares. @ $550 a square equals about $18,000.00 for medium hand split cedar shakes.

This is all just quick math and nowhere near accurate.

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