Latest Discussions : Roofing & Siding

jcpress

06:19PM | 09/14/02
Member Since: 12/25/01
26 lifetime posts
I've got a leaky roof that I need to repair. However, I don't want to replace the entire roof, because I plan to dormer out the upper floor in 4 or 5 years. I got a quote from a roofer that uses GAF 30 year roof shingles. I don't see the sense in buying 30 year shingles for a roof that might be torn down in 5. At the same time, I am concerned that just getting someone to patch the roof might not solve all of the problems. Does anyone have any suggestions?

GlennG

02:41PM | 09/16/02
If you are not overly concerned about the appearance check into using rolled roofing. It is made of the same material as the shingles but comes in 3’ wide rolls and is cheaper. It will be less expensive to install as well and will keep you in the dry until you start your renovation project.

Glenn

SHINGLE MONKEY 322

05:04PM | 09/16/02
Member Since: 09/09/02
14 lifetime posts
Tell him that you want him (it is your roof right) to use a cheap 20 year shingle, Owens Corning makes them as does GAF, they should run around 25.00 a square my wholeseller charges 38.00 a square for the 30 year timberline GAF....You tell him what you want, if he doesnt listen get a different contractor.....

jcpress

05:09PM | 09/16/02
Member Since: 12/25/01
26 lifetime posts
Thanks, guys. I did ask the roofer about 20 year shingles, but he told me that it would only be about $300 cheaper than the 30 year shingles, for which he quoted me $4600. Not sure of the square footage of my roof, but I'll look into it. I think I'll be using someone else.

rhagfo

04:57PM | 10/10/02
If you base the math on $38.00 for 30 year and about $25.00 for 20 year, you appear to have about 30 Sq. of roofing ($300 / $10 = 30) . I doubt if the roofer will charge less labor to install the 20 year as it is still the same amount of work.
That means that your labor per 100 Sq. feet of roof is about $125.00 ($4,600.00 / 30 sq = $153.33 - $25.00 = $128.00 Labor per sq.

The one thing you don't mention is if you currently have one layer or two layers of roof. If you have two layers already code requires that you remove the existing roofing.



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