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Old 04-04-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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I just got an estimate that seems a little high to me. All I can figure is the labor to strip 3 layers is increasing the price. Also there is about 40' of step flashing that needs to be done , I imagine that is time consuming and may drive up the cost.

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I'm not seeing the question here....

Anyhow, yes, more layers to tear off and haul away = higher cost for you.


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In my neck of the woods, a typical tear off crew will charge about $800-1500 for a typical house

Note - typical is very vague. About like the op's post
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I just got an estimate that seems a little high to me. All I can figure is the labor to strip 3 layers is increasing the price. Also there is about 40' of step flashing that needs to be done , I imagine that is time consuming and may drive up the cost.
Why does it seem high? Is the house steep? Lots of valuable landscaping?

Three layers always adds cost to the job and just like you wouldn't rather have to pay it, the roofers would rather not have to do it.

Three layers adds time for tearing off, cleaning up and costs more in dump fees.
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I was comparing it to the front roof we had done 12 years ago. I figured the cost could even be double after 10 years. The sq. footage is about the same but this is a garage roof and a birdwalk that also adds the labor of cutting back the siding for the new flashing.
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Three layers will take three times as long to strip, pick up, clean up and if they charge tipping fees at the dump that's three times the weight to pay for.
Shingles and nails have more then double in price in the last 10 years. There made from petroleum, has the price of gas gone down? Nope.
I'm sure labor sure has not gone down ether.
I used to charge by the square X the number of layers for tare off.
Not happy with the quote, get some more to compare.
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Not happy with the quote, get some more to compare.
Or get a shingle rake and a dump truck...
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I have no problem with paying for the job. I have another company coming to give an estimate. I just really like this company and I am willing to pay a little more for the peace of mind that the job is being done right. I just hope the price is in the ballpark.
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Only way to know. is to get multiple estimates from contractors, and compare them by what they say they will do.
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I would like to comment but I don't even see that the actual quote and complete scope of work has been posted so I don't see much I could contribute.
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Garage roof 14'x 30'. Birdwalk 2'x25'. strip 3 layers. Approx 40 stepflashing after cutting back cedar shakes to step flash. 10' ridge vent installed. 3 tab shingle installed/ice and water barrier / deck armor roof protection installed
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Garage roof 14'x 30'. Birdwalk 2'x25'. strip 3 layers. Approx 40 stepflashing after cutting back cedar shakes to step flash. 10' ridge vent installed. 3 tab shingle installed/ice and water barrier / deck armor roof protection installed
I will pull a couple more teeth and ask what the actual price was that you are so dissatisfied with.
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Anytime you have more then one layer it will DRIVE the cost up Alot ...

Fact 1: all shingles below the top layer have cooked the lower shingles to a bridal crisp causing the tareoff to go VERY much slower.

Flashing is a must & yes it will cost more if it was not installed right the first time !

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And.....lets not forget the wood damage that is most likely there....

People put on a new roof when it leaks.....if old roof is not removed....damaged wood stays....do this 3 times? Care to guess how much damaged wood is there?
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eharri3, I thought that price quotes were frowned upon on this website.
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