Reroofing Help...


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Old 07-19-05, 03:16 PM
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Reroofing Help...

We have an old cottage style house and would like to reroof it. I was planning on removing the 3 layers or so of shingles currently on the roof, then replacing them with either stander shingles, or maybe cedar shingles. What is used, when the pitch of the roof is very (dangerously) extreme. To the point of not being able to walk on the roof without biting your lip. =)

Is there something that roofing professionals use to overcome this?

One last question, the house is about 1000 Sq. ft. How much does it typically cost to reroof something this size?
 
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Old 07-19-05, 04:53 PM
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Roof jacks are nailed to the roof and walk planks go on them.

If your house has old shake shingles as one of the first layers, you probably will have to resheet the roof with plywood after you tear off and before reroofing it. If you can look up in the attic and see gaps inbetween the boards on the roof, you'll want to put plywood on.

A contractor would probably charge between $350 and $500 per square to tear off, resheet, and reshingle your roof. So an estimate for your roof might be somewhere in the $3500-5000 range. How's that for a sight-unseen estimate? lol
 
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Thanks Xsleeper. =)
 
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How much to roof

We would charge $180 a square + materials. You have about 11 square. 1000 feet = 10 square + your ridge.
 
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If the interior sq. ft. of this house is 1,000, you might have as much as twice the number of square feet in roof surface, due to the overhangs, linear ft. of ridge caps....the so-called "waste factor", which around here is generally figured at an additional 10% of the total roof square footage....and then of course the roof, being angled planes rather than horizontal, means a substantially larger surface than the square footage of the house itself.

Being frightened while on a roof is no good, and can lead to an accident itself. The key is to take enough steps, as needed, so that YOU feel comfortable working on it.

In addition to the roof jacks already mentioned, you could purchase a safety harness. Once the eye ring is attatched to the ridge, wearing the harness can give you much confidence....even if you were to stumble, the restraint can keep you from hitting the ground.AS LONG AS YOU KEEP THE LANARD ADJUSTED to the proper length. It's easy to adjust it. I recently noticed Home Depot {here} now offers a complete setup: Harness, lanard, rope, and eye ring braket for around $100, which is about $40-60 cheaper than
one at a roof supply 'wholesaler'.
 
 

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