Cost In The Ball Park For This Roofing Job ?

Old 03-09-07, 06:21 PM
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Cost In The Ball Park For This Roofing Job ?


Live in New England, and have the typical split-level.
Realize there are a zillion variables involved, but thought I'd ask for some
opinions, anyway, please:

Received a quote for a new roofing job.
Would involve a complete tear-off of the existing first layer of shingles.

The roof would require approx. 20 squares of shingles.
Also, a Ridge Vent to be added, as well as some kind of extra ice-dam layer
up about 6 feet from each edge.

I asked for GAF 3-Tab, 30 year Warr. for the new ones.

Am asking also for their (GAF's) "Golden Pledge" warranty, which I guess
also involves an actual GAF inspector certifying the work after it is done. With this, the contractor's work, as well as the material is also covered. Sounds like a good thing.

Very surprised at the cost, which I guess is nothing new.

Does $ 8,000 these days sound in the ball park for this size and this
type of job ?

Old 03-09-07, 07:02 PM
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Unless the roof is really steep, high, difficult to get to, etc... $400 per sq. is pretty steep for your run-of-the-mill 3 tabs. I'd get another estimate. I'm sure some people might pay that, and I know prices vary from state to state, but IMO, a good estimate would be half that. I think the words "Golden Pledge" must make some people willing to pay an exorbant price for supposed peace of mind.
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I agree with Sleeper. I ran the numbers you gave and they come out about $4000. I think I would forget that GAF Golden Pledge. GAF is a good shingle and it does not need another warranty. Just so you know, 30 year shingles do not last 30 years. 25 if your lucky. That rating of years has alot to do with the thickness of the shingle. Get a couple more estimates. Good Luck
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Smile newbe

I'm just trying to figure out the formula and how its works reqarding pitch to figure out the total area you need to cover to reflect a bid on a job of different types?

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