09:10PM | 05/25/03
Member Since: 05/24/03
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i am having a hard time finding someone to do it becaue most flat roofs are on businesses not homes and the guys who do homes dont do flat roofs. the ones i have found are charging a bit of money to get the job done.

i have a flat roof that covers 1000 feet of living space which isnt much. to help with the run off during storms i proposed building the back of the house slightly higher than the front so the water would drain to the front then dropp off. the roof mixture is tar and rock like pebbles. its similar to pouring asphalt, right? i got quotes from two guys, one was charging less than the other saying hes cutting me a really good deal. is he? $5000.00 for labor and materials. he says materials are $3000.00 alone! i live in georgia, where weather is nice. what are your thoughts?????


04:09PM | 05/26/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Prices for quality flat roofs are upwards of 400/square at a minimum. With 1000 sq ft of living space and an overhanging roof edge, you could easily have twelve squares.

This is pricing for roofing only. If you want pitch built up, costs for carpentry must be added.

You might also try to find a quote for EPDM roofing material installed. Prices are similar and quality is better.
A built up roof such as you have now is not only the surface of tar and gravel, but is three or four layers of felt paper and hot asphalt, expertly applied. If he is only intending to replace the gravel surface, it is a short term fix and worth no more than a third of the price. I suspect he is quoting a good replacement.

You should check references and insurance certificates. Roofing is dangerous work and the homeowner is liable in most states for injuries when the contractor is un-insured.


03:20PM | 07/22/03
Member Since: 07/21/03
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Do you have a rubber roof or a tar roof?

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04:23PM | 07/22/03
Member Since: 05/24/03
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tar roof.
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