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Old 12-20-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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How much should I pay for a single floor, 1350 sq. ft. home, 27.7 sq. 3-tab 20 year composition shingle roof? Any suggestions?? zip; 77377

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I'm not to good a math but 27 sq. seems too high a number, as for how much to pay, depends of course, best to get 3-4 quotes and do some research of installers in your area.

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Old 12-21-2008, 08:50 AM   #3
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And avoid the temptation to put a "do it for this amount and it's yours ad" on Craig's List. That might be ok for raking leaves or moving trash, but not for a roof. You need a warranty (because if it leaks, a hack won't come back), you need the guy to be insured (because if he or one of his workers falls off your roof, and he's not insured, you will be named in the lawsuit), you need a permit in most areas (and since a hack usually won't pull a permit, you risk the job getting shut down and you getting fined), and he needs to be licensed.

When you get quotes, make sure you ask for proof of insurance and proof that he's licensed. And call your town to see if you need a permit.
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Not sure of prices per square in the Texas area, so like dude said, get a few 'Free' quotes from local roofing contractors you find via the phone book, friends/family/co-workers, etc.
Assuming your talking about a re-roof, the cost per square in my area would start at $215.00.
You than have to look at is it walkable, one layer or more of existing roofs,
is there any wood work involved, metal flashing replacement, ventilation issues, etc. etc. etc.

Far to many variables to give a guestimation.
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I appreciated the input on my roofing need.
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