Roofing costs- percentage labor vs materials

Old 11-27-14, 09:48 AM
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Roofing costs- percentage labor vs materials

My neighbor is replacing his roof. He has asked what an estimated cost should be for labor cost. Is there a rule of thumb in figuring labor costs vs material cost. This crew has removed the cedar shakes on a house with approximately (interior) 2000 sq ft. The roof has several dormers. Any suggestions?
Old 11-27-14, 09:55 AM
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Labor costs vary widely over the US. The best thing to do is to get multiple bids on a job as there are many variables to a roofing job. As you mentioned, things like shakes instead of asphalt shingles, dormers, the flashing of chimneys, etc. can really change the amount of labor involved to complete the job.

At least that is how it is in the electrical world.
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Access to the house, pitch of roof, how many story's, skylights, chimney's, type of valley you want, ride vent or not, type of roofing material, delivery cost, tipping fees at the dump, how much sheathing needs to be replaced, how many vents, how many layers, ECT. All come into play when pricing a roof.
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