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Old 12-29-16, 08:29 AM
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roofing materials

hi guys, I am getting my roof replaced, 1600 square feet. I've talked to this roofer and he is only charging me labor and i am providing the materials. He said he needs:

48 bundle (GAF) 3 tab White
4 rolls felt paper
2 rolls ice and water shield
1 box coil nails
1 roll Black Metal 14" (small) *****
2 bundles step (Black) flashing *****
2 turbines
3 pipes collars
1 small dump

I found everything except 1 roll Black Metal and 2 bundles step (black) flashing

Anyone knows what he is referring to specially? product link to Lowe's and Homedepot is greatly appreciated. Thanks
 
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I've attached a link for the flashing just to give you an example. On the black metal, you may have a section of metal roof and, if so, he's referring to 14 feet, not inches. It's possible, though, he's just referring to a roll of sheet metal.

By the way, it's interesting he's not including caulk or sealant.

Why not just ask the guy where to get everything?

http://www.riversidesheetmetal.net/f...step-flashing/
 
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Old 12-29-16, 09:40 AM
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Got to say I'd suggest another roofer. If he has much experience he knows if you let the customer buy the materials you are going to end up with a lot of wrong stuff.

The list is not specific where it should be. What weight roofing felt for instance or what is a "dump"? "1 box coil nails?" What kind. Shouldn't it state for what type nail gun? "1 roll Black Metal 14"?" Flashing? Aluminum or galvanized steel, what length roll? Bottom line if that is the list he gave you I'd look for a more experience roofer. One who'd provide materials.
 
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I would also add that generally a contractor can get the materials at a discount and many of us will charge more for the labor if the customer provides the materials because invariably they'll either forget something or get the wrong item .... plus many homeowners will try to save a buck and maybe not buy enough - all of this adds to the labor/time needed to do the job.
 
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Thank you for suggestion. Well, i wouldnt blame him, it was my preference to buy the materials. I just bought this property. The roof is not so bad, but bad enough to be replaced (18yrs old). Of course, my bank is almost down to zero after closing on the property. He is only charging me $1100 for the labor of 1600 square feet roof. His quote with everything on the list below and labor is $3500.
My preference to buy the materials is that I could pay with credit card since I got 15 months no interest on this credit card.
 
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Maybe you can get him to go with you to pick out the material so you can pay for it.

You have checked his references, right?
 
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He is someone I and my father have used before for missing shingles repairs at my father house. He is Hispanic and only charges $100 cash every time for missing shingles repairs and he walks around inspecting the roof too, not just that spot.

He was on vacation, and we used some other Hispanic. They tried to charge $300 for missing shingles repairs, I hassled the price down to $150 and they only fixed that spot, no walking around the roof inspecting.
 
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Unless your doing this cheap to turn it forget about the 3 tab shingles!
No way would I be installing turbine vents, use a ridge vent instead!
By "1 small dump" we have to guess he means a dumpster. Good luck trying to fit all the trash in a small one.
Pipe collars, OK what sizes?
Where are you shopping that you can not find step flashing, any Lowe's, HD, Manard's, local hardware store should have it.
I agree 100% time to find a real roofer.
 
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This roofer may or may not be good. You trust him so we don't have a say. HOWEVER, you and he should go to the place to buy the materials and he should point out what is needed. 1600 sf of shingles will be marginally enough with waste figured in. Vent boots need to be sized. I agree with not having turbines. They are holes in your roof waiting to leak. Have him switch to a ridge vent system. It is more efficient and won't leak. We are assuming he will do a complete tear off of the old shingles, thus the dumpster.

By you two going to buy the materials, he gets the opportunity to get what he needs without an excuse to return for additional materials that you didn't get. It also allows you to pay for it via credit card, and he can load it all up and take it to the site, or have it delivered (another cost).
 
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