Cost of New Roof?

Old 08-01-11, 03:46 PM
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Cost of New Roof?

I own a vacation home in New Hampshire which is in need of a new roof. It is an A-Frame/Ski Chalet style built in 1990 and has approx. 1,200 square feet of living space.

The house is in need of a new roof. The roof itself, which is fairly steep, has approx. 1,150 sq. ft of roof space.

Is there a rule of thumb in estimating the cost of replacing a new roof for stripping existing, materials and labor (price per square?)? I would need the original layer stripped, a waterproof membrane installed as well as the new shingles (good quality/30 year?).

I received a quote of approx $6K which seems high. I plan to get others but it'd be nice to have something in mind to use as a benchmark.

Thanks in advance-
Old 08-01-11, 05:11 PM
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Quite difficult for us to give estimates, sight unseen, and in different regions of the country. However, you should get at least 3 bids for the work. Yours is obviously not the standard roof, as it will need extra personnel support for the roofers (added cost). The type shingles should be a substantial brand/type to handle the weather. Membranes are added cost. The roofer should have as standard in his estimate: total tear off and haul off and clean the grounds; new flashing around chimneys, etc. ; new drip edge; new ridge venting (if already there), new sub layer like roofing felt (see membrane above).
I had 2600 sf done for about $5600 (thank you State Farm), so in your area, you may not be too far off. Get references while you are at it, and check the roofers out.

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