Cost to replace roof

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Old 07-08-13, 05:39 PM
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Cost to replace roof

I'm not ready to replace my roof yet but since it'll be a big expense I need to have some idea how much it will cost so I can plan ahead. Hard to find a website that'll give me some idea of the cost w/o wanting to get my address and give an official estimate. My house is 1340 sf w/ 46" overhangs. Taking into account the overhangs and the slope I calculate the real sq footage of the roofing to be 2100 to 2200 sf. Can someone give me some idea of the installed cost of 30 yr asphalt shingles? How about 20 yr shingles? Zip is 96130.
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Old 07-08-13, 05:59 PM
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Found a site

Wouldn't ya know, as soon as I posted this thread I found a roofing calculator site. Roofing Price Estimator
Does $9000 to $10,000 sound about right? Ouch!
 
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Old 07-08-13, 06:07 PM
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That sounds quite high.....

The only way to know is to get 3 or more estimates with the same specs/standards of installation.
 
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My house is about 1550 square feet and the roof is a modified hip. When I had it re-roofed in 2006 it had cedar shingles and required a complete tearoff and plywood deck added. I had 30 year architectural shingles applied. If I remember correctly the cost was around $16k.

Honestly, you simply cannot get any kind of decent estimate over the Internet. You need to take into consideration the sheet metal work (valleys and flashings), skylights, drip edges, and many other items and don't forget that labor rates along with disposal fees are going to be different in almost every area.
 
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Would be a bit high down here, but California likely more due to higher labor costs and bureuacracy. Had ours done about two years ago @$9600 and that's 40 year architectural shingles plus secondary water barrier per latest codes. Structure about 2500 sq ft., hip roof. Also included some additional ridge venting.
 
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Thanks for your replies. I can see I'll need to get in-person estimates when the time comes. My brother in Reno thought maybe around $8000. I'll save up about that much then get estimates. If it comes in lower (hey! One can always hope!) I'll have some extra $$.
 
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One factor may be the cost of disposing of the old roof that should be removed. SoCal does have some strange requirements because of the land problem.

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I'm probably OK there. I'm in Susanville - NE CA. It's a whole different world up here re: EPA, OSHA, etc.
 
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Around here it would be closer to $6250 for a 25 yr shingle, if you calculate it at $250/sq x 25 sq. You have to add extra in for waste and also for your hip and ridge. That should include tearoff, and you can probably figure adding in $300 for dumpster fees.

If it's much higher than that, you're getting a contractor who is making a boatload of money hiring subcontractors at a much lower rate.

For 30 year, add $25/sq.
 
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Thanks!

Thanks for the info everyone! When the time comes I'll get some local estimates and be sure they're for the same specs and include tear-off & dumpster fees. My roof is fairly simple so I'm going to plan for around $8000. That should at least put me in the ball park.
 
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calculate it at $250/sq x 25 sq.
Thanks also, I had no idea what it would be.


adding in $300 for dumpster fees.
I called our transfer station and asked how much for shingles.....$40 a TON. I thought it'd be a LOT more than that.
 
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I called our transfer station and asked how much for shingles.....$40 a TON. I thought it'd be a LOT more than that.
In town, it was I think ~$10 per 100kg over your allotted 100kg per week free.
Where I am living now, no scale, so I'm not sure how they handle shingles. Regualr garbage is free.
 
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Tipping fees for general solid waste at my county transfer station is a bit over $100 a ton, $20 minimum. I think that shingles of any type are more and need to be taken to a special landfill or transfer station.

We also have a county ordinance that stats that ANY waste generated in the county MUST be taken to the county transfer station or landfill so no "shopping around" for a price break. I have read newspaper stories of a few demolition contractors trying to sneak the waste out of the county and they got hammered big time.
 
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country gal

Well now I really feel like I live in the boonies. Our county landfill charges $2/ton for asphalt shingles. Yep, I said Two. Cool
 
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1/lb is pretty cheap. That's what we get charged here for non-hazardous construction debris that goes to a local DNR approved landfill. Last time I checked a statement, our transfer station was 2/lb for all other debris.
 
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