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Old 10-13-2011, 11:06 AM   #16
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:59 AM   #17
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A good estimate on roofing starts around $300 per square of shingle. That does not include sheeting or 2x4 repair. A square of shingle covers roughly a 10 ft by 10 ft area. With the water already leaking into the wood, you're going to need to replace it. Wood is cheap, labor is not. If you have experience, save yourself some money and replace the wood supports and sheeting, then hire a roofer to lay the shingles and felt.
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yea replacing the decking isnt super difficult if you know what you are doing. labor will kill the budget
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:51 AM   #19
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If at all possible try to get up on the roof and at least tarp it off to prevent further leaking and damage until you can repair it. You didn't mention how high it was - is it a first story roof or second or third or forth... ?
If you are first or second story, maybe some staging from the local rent-all center would help. Ladders are not great to work off - or fall off...lol
While your roofing area is not too big, I'd say it would be the issue of replacing the under structure of it' that's rotted would be your concern. Tear off all your roofing material,shingles,felt, decking - and then you can see and access your structure rott. Could be significant enough that you might need to replace rafter/truss - and might need to be engineered. Not trying to scare you. It could be a significant issue. If the structure wood is ok, then just re-sheath it , flash, drip edge, and felt and shingle it......lots of work . But be comfortable on the roof - hence the staging recomendation.
Price, well, can't say without actually seeing it - or better photos that show more. I think it's a matter of seeing it in person and judging the severity of structure rot. Replacing just the shingle/felt is the easy part.
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