cost of new roof


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Old 03-29-09, 08:18 PM
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cost of new roof

I am getting bids for a new roof for my house. I own a one story ranch with a hip roof. Size of the house is 2400 sq ft.of interior space. One company has already come by and I received their estimate back with a price of $10,000. They are going to use 30year architectural shingles. The job is in Virginia. Does this price seem in line? I am going to get another bid to compare.Thanks
 
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Old 04-08-09, 07:22 PM
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Well my inlaws just had the roof redone. The insurance company paid for it. My Father n law went with the lowest bidder and he said he paid about 6k to 7k if I remember off the top of my head.

This was done 2 months ago and in Phoenix, AZ
 
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Old 04-08-09, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I received 3 bids and I went with a company that was $1,000 cheaper than the others. All three were using the same GAF products.
 
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Old 04-10-09, 09:23 AM
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What am I missing here?

When I have done my own roofing on different projects around the house, I figured at most $100 a square for materials. About 45 sq for membrane and about 35 a sq. for shingles and 20 sq for mis. supplies. A house of 2400 sq feet would be 24 sq at 100 per, for a total of 2400 for materials. Is the labor for a roof that size $7600? Not to downplay the labor involved, but removal, new underlay and shingles certainly should not take more than 4 days for 3 guys. At 25 hr. for 72 hrs.,that would be 1800.00. Another K for the owner and it is still only $2800. What am I missing here?
 
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Old 04-10-09, 09:59 AM
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jeeper..well a 2400sf single story has a lot more than 2400sf or roof area. My neighbor had his 2400 s/f 2 story colonial done, and it was around 30 sq as I remember. You also have disposal costs, dumpster costs, etc, etc. And just a quick look shows even standard 25 yr shingles at closer to $25 a bundle = $75 a square. Of course wholesale would be less.

And location is a big determination of price
 
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Old 04-10-09, 11:00 AM
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Just had mine done in central VA. 22 square, ridge vent, cricket, tear off, remove attick fan for $3600
 
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Old 04-10-09, 11:05 AM
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airman...bet it would have been $5K or more in Va Bch, and a ton more in Arlington or similar.
 
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Old 04-10-09, 02:11 PM
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It also helped this guy did not have any work!!
 
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Old 04-12-09, 11:58 AM
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Thanks Gunguy

Thanks or pointing out my miscalculations. Forgot to account for 3 bundles per sq. I only counted one,lol. Even with taking that into consideration, the labor cost still seem awful high. I have used guys for removal of trash and it is around $120 a load for a med size dump truck. Are shingles more? And, a 2400 sq ft 2 story house would obviously have less roof coverage than a one story. Thanks again Gunguy.unish:
 
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Old 04-12-09, 12:27 PM
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No prob jeep...
And to clarify what I was saying, if a 2 story could take 30 sq (granted, couple of dormers, and peaks, plus waste)..might not be unreasonable for a rancher to take even more.

Course the OP has already found a company, and we still didn't hear where he was located. As I said...somewhere close to DC could really drive the labor costs up... And yeah, where I lived in VA, commercial construction debris was quite a bit more than trash or homeowner remodeling stuff.
 
 

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