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amberaz 03-04-2013 06:31 PM

Opinion of roof proposal?
The roof on my 1968 ranch house is 20 years old and I have a leak. It's time for a new roof. I had a general contractor come out last week and he dropped off his proposal today. I had a roofing contractor come out today and he gave me a ballpark figure, his figure was pretty close to what the GC's proposal cost was. I am having another roofer come out for an estimate on Friday, as well.

Location is rural southern AZ, about 90 minutes from Tucson.
House was built in 1968 with newer addition. I don't know the slope, but it is essentially two sections that are perpendicular to each other and a small low-slope section which currently has elastomeric roofing.

Cost: $11,615

Remove and dispose all existing materials

Replace drip edge with galvanized 2X2

Replace up to 128 sq ft of 1/2" CDX 5 ply plywood at our discretion

Replace Fascia to south side of home

Install parliament synthetic underlay up to 2800 sq ft

Install up to 300 sq ft of Liberty peel/stick rolled roofing

Install up to 2800 sq ft of Tamko 30 yr heritage architectural shingles and 100 linear feet of ridge cap.

The only thing I am seeing that I don't like are the Tamko shingles (and the price!). Everything I have seen about them says they are crap and the mfg does not stand behind their product.

Any thoughts on the pricing or anything I should have added/removed from the contract?

joecaption 03-04-2013 06:36 PM

I agree, not a big fan of Tamco or Iko.
I'd never use galvinized drip edge. You may get away with it in your area.
It's prone to rusting. I like the aluminum drip cap they sell at Home Depot, it has a seam at both ends of the material along it's length.

747 03-04-2013 11:26 PM

You have the rite to what ever shingle you want. When next roofer shows up say I want a 30 year certain teed landmark shingle. Ask other bidders to rebid with a landmark.

He is upgrading to a synthetic underlayment which is good better then felt. Looks like you need some fascia replaced. Now is the time to do it. Your getting multiple bids this is a good thing.

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