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Old 06-05-2006, 01:28 AM   #1
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Got a price for my roof... in the ball park?


The house has around 507sqft on each floor with around a 8/12 pitch roof (I think) I was quoted $1500 for everything. This is a tear off job.

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Old 06-05-2006, 01:56 AM   #2
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Sounds way cheap to me, but I don't know where you are?

With overhangs at eave and rake I get something like 750 sq. ft. on an 8/12.

$200/sq. including tear0off on a second floor roof would be a steal around here. Make sure tear-off doesn't mean he leaves it on your lawn, ask him about the cost to repair any damage he uncovers, what material is he roofing it with? Does he replace all flashings at penetrations etc.

Do a search here for roofing and you'll find a list of good things to ask your roofer before you sign the contract.

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Old 06-05-2006, 02:10 AM   #3
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No overhangs at all. That included dumpster, covering up everything and cleanup.

I went and looked at the local supply store that he deals with and I have found Atlas Pinnacle series shingles that we like. They are a dimensional shingle. That is also including a ridge vent.

I am located in Ohio.
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Get some references.

That price, even in Ohio, is WAY cheap.

The only explanation to me is: He plans on doing it in a day with maybe 2 guys and a helper. He has no overhead: i.e. - various insurances, is not registered as a legit. company, wants to be paid in cash. & You will have to pay for ALL materials.

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a.) Get some references.
b.) Find out exactly What it is he is going to be doing...(Water and ice shields?, flashing replacement?, ridge vent?, etc.....)
c.) Get it all: 'IN WRITING'.
d.) He should give you something like a 5 year 'No Leak' Warranty - all legit Roofing companies & independant contractors do this.

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Old 06-06-2006, 01:24 AM   #5
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This guy is someone my wife used to work with his wife.

He is getting all materials including dumpster. He is covering all bushes and such to protect them.
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In that case, It sounds like you're getting a STEAL.

Send him up my way after he's done. I've got a 3 jobs right now that I could make alot of money - off of him...:D
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About 800 for materials and dump. Add General liability, Workers Comp, other OH, I am scared of this guy for you, profit.....be careful.

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