Roof estimates and ridge vent install


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Old 11-24-14, 02:54 PM
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Roof estimates and ridge vent install

Hi guys;
My first time on this spot of the forums. Time for a new roof and am getting some price estimates. This is a 1927 Colonial with three dormers. Two on a lower room and one on a rear room that jut from the main building. There is a 9 in 12 pitch on all and the main house size is approx. 36 x 20 feet with a stone fireplace chimney. There are presently three(!) asphalt roofs on there with a underlayment of wooden shakes and sleepers. The job will require a complete stripping and re-flashing of the chimney and the dormer valleys.
Will replace with GAF products with the blue underlayment, new ice shields under siding and roof edges, new copper flashing, move/replace bathroom roof vent and reboot all the present vent pipes with the GAF boots.
The decking will also be replaced with 5/8" sheathing all around.
At present the house has a storage attic and some have mentioned a ridge vent installation where there is none presently. Attic ventilation is by present gable windows.
The problem I have is that some of the people are playing the "Get a price and I will beat it..." game. I presently have one price which I believe may be high but where something like this is involved you get what you for. Some say we can do it now! (right! with below 50 deg temps! don't think so!) others say they are are lining up for spring.

Now I live in the Northeast in the lower part of "The Peoples Republic of Cuomostan" and have no idea what is the present going market. Any ideas of the worth of the project?

BTW All carting etc to be done by them!
 
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Old 11-24-14, 03:15 PM
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No way should anyone but someone on site be quoting prices.
Even someone on site's not going to be able to predict what the price of materials will be next year.
Have it lined up or not no way should anyone be starting this job unless there's at least a 100% chance of rain for at least 4 days.
Temperature has almost no bearing on when a roof can be done. Far faster to do when it's cooler, less breaks, less chance of damage to the shingle when walking on them.
What's there now for soffit vents?
Ridge vents are a good idea, vents the whole roof not just on the two ends.
 
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Old 11-24-14, 03:39 PM
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My parents had a 1920s Colonial, in NY & the price was around 10 grand. Why do you want to install a ridge vent? If there are no soffits, you can't insulate it anyway.
 
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Old 11-24-14, 03:49 PM
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"If there are no soffits, you can't insulate it anyway."
Where are you getting that info?
O/P has not even replied what he has for soffit vents.
There's 0 reason a ceiling can not be insulated, vented soffits or not.
 
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Old 11-24-14, 08:03 PM
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Thanks for the replies;

Thanks guys for the replies. I will try to touch on some things here more;
Joe;
A) I realize that prices cannot be quoted without being on site but I was just trying to get the ballpark figure of what something like I have goes for in "Cuomostan".
B) you wrote "....unless there's at least a 100% chance of rain for at least 4 days." I hope you meant "....NO chance of rain....."
C)"Temperature has almost no bearing on when a roof can be done." That is contrary to what ALL of them have said so far in regards to GAF. They ALL quote that 50 degree mark.
D) Right now there are NO soffit vents. I believe that the design and standard in the '20's was for "natural venting" to come where the facia and the roof meet. Not sure on that but right now there are NO soffit vents.

PULPO;
The ceilings can be insulated. Not the roof rafter part but the floor between the joists can be so insulate the ceilings of the rooms below.
I know that a roof can be done cheaply, the last one I had was only 12G but that was 25 years ago! Rates and material costs go up but I am just not sure how much they have increased.
 
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Old 11-24-14, 08:35 PM
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Try to dig out a dollar per sq ft from any estimates they give. That number will be higher as the roof becomes more complex but most companies have a number for ballpark estimates. As stated, nothing they work up to a final figure today will apply next year.

As for no soffit vents, a new roof is a good time to resolve any venting requirements. Gable windows are a poor option. Gable vents without complementary low venting would be poor. You really do want some low venting. Do you have soffits?

If no soffits, they make edge vents that would go on along with the new roof, easy job. Plus the ridge vents as well.

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I meant that you shouldn't insulate the rafters if there are no soffits. The floor can be insulated.
 
 

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