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rj8283

07:52AM | 05/21/05
Member Since: 01/07/03
48 lifetime posts
I decided to go with Alure Home Improvements (http://www.alure.com). They were a bit more then all of he contractors but I like their pitch and they installed my siding a couple of years ago. There total cost is $6,600. Please take a look and comment. Thanks

*105 LF - Supply and install leak barrier (rain & ice shield) to prevent leaks from ice damage and to provide a water tight seal to valleys, gutter line and around chimneys and vent pipes.

*1 EA - Install new Pipe flashing boot over existing waste pipe, in 2”-4”.

*66 LF - Install Certainteed Landmark shadow ridge caps

*700 SF – Supply and install Certainteed Landmark series 30 year architectural shingles on a walkable roof surface.

*1400 SF - Supply and install Certainteed Landmark series 30 year architectural shingles on a non-walkable roof surface.

*1 EA – Contractor to remove all related roofing material debris from job site 10

*1 NC – the following roofing system to be installed by Alure Home Improvement. A certainteed factory trained 5 star roofing contractors. All Alures roofers are certainteed master shingle applicators.

*1400 SF – Remove existing roof shingles two layers (non-walkable)

*700 SF – Remove existing roof shingles two layers (walkable)

*1 NC – Remove damaged/rotted roof sheathing and replace with new CDX plywood – up to (3) 4’ X 8’ boards as necessary to the project. Additional boards will be $63.00 per board.

*1 NC – All nails to be removed with magnetic broom

*1 NC – Property to be raked and cleaned throughout the job

*1 NC – Tarps to be used during removal to protect landscaping

*1 EA – Supply and install pre cut starter course at roof edge t seal first row

*1800 SF – Certainteed roofer’s select high performance underlayment an alternative to felt underlayments.

dodgeroof

04:38PM | 05/21/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
What they've written looks fine.

Some additions we always include are:

1.Remove all nails/staples

2.Install ALL NEW pipe jacks, step flashings, gable edge flashings, drip edge flashings if needed, valley liners, vally steel, horizotal wall flashings, roof vents, and all additional flashings as needed.

What those guys described is still a more thorough description than many of the roofer's estimates I've seen over the years.

Even many of the more "informative" estimates I've seen are nothing more than a list of items with check boxes next to each item. Some of the boxes are checked off if the roofer has decided to "offer" them.

As I wrote in 1. and 2. we pull the remaining nails out...not simply beat them down and bend them over, and usually every single flashing is replaced with new. In the end however, it all comes down to the competecy, honesty, and intentional/deliberate aplication of the various roof "components" in a workmanlike fashion, which meets or exceeds the manufacturer's & local building code authority's specs/requirements.

As long as you've decided that the initial bottom line is no more important than the ultimate result...and you feel relatively confident in the contractor's intentions and abilities, I think you've got a great chance for a successful roof installation.

In the end, one's gut feeling may indicate as much truth as anything else.

A roof CAN be your friend

rj8283

10:43AM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 01/07/03
48 lifetime posts
Thanks for your response. Last question..

I have a chimney that I'd like to dress up. It's not used and I just want it to look nice once the roof is complete. What options to I have besides siding it?

dodgeroof

04:19PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
What kind of chimey is it?

A roof CAN be your friend

rj8283

05:17PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 01/07/03
48 lifetime posts
I'm not sure. It was in place for the oil burner which has since been relocated.

rj8283

07:08AM | 05/27/05
Member Since: 01/07/03
48 lifetime posts
masonry chimney

rj8283

02:18PM | 05/27/05
Member Since: 01/07/03
48 lifetime posts
Sorry, it's not a masonry chimney but rather a cover. I learned today that the cover can be painted and the rusty cap can be replaced with a stainless steel cap. I had someone come by and give me an estimate today. There are two estimates. I think both are high. Please let me know what you think.

Cost = $325 + tax (chimney not in use)

* Remove rusted chimney cap

* Install 1 - 18x18 stainless steel chimney cap w/ animal guard

* Paint existing chimney cover

Cost = $275 + tax (chimney in use)

* Paint flashing and chimney stack

* Install 1 - class A stainless steel chimney cap w/ animal guard

* Sweep boiler chimney flo and vac out smoke pipe.

dodgeroof

05:14PM | 05/27/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
Not seeing it, I can't say what I think, except that anytime you're able to find a competent person willing to work with older "stuff"....in an effort to refurbish the "stuff", it just comes down to whether it's ultimately worth it to YOU.

It doesn't sound unreasonable to me...for what you're describing. It's not exactly a straightfoward kind of work which might otherwise have a sort of 'market rate' to it.

sorry to give you a 'politician's' answer....

A roof CAN be your friend
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