Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 844
Anyone had their roof done lately?

Looking for recent estimates and roof sizes if you have had your roofs done lately (asphalt shingles).

Just had Home Depot here to get a first estimate on the cost (strip 2 layers of asphalt, all new ridge vents, flashing, 2 chimneys, 5000 SF roof...for just over $40K. (or just over $700/square plus gutters).

Of course they won't break it down for you (itemize it).

I had ballparked it would cost $15K and maybe upto $20K to get the job done....guess I better get out my knee pads, ibuphrofen and go buy a nail gun....

Yikes...anyone care to share their recent experiences?

PS: I started with HD only because I knew I could get them out here fast for a first estimate. DOubtful I will actually use them.
__________________

__________________
farmerEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 12:03 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,962
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

I'm hoping for a good ol' Texas hailstorm... :
__________________

__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 12:14 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,616
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldMcDonald
Looking for recent estimates and roof sizes if you have had your roofs done lately (asphalt shingles).
Just had Home Depot here to get a first estimate on the cost (strip 2 layers of asphalt, all new ridge vents, flashing, 2 chimneys, 5000 SF roof...for just over $40K. (or just over $700/square plus gutters).
Geez, we did about 2000 sq ft in cedar shakes back in 1997 and we thought that was expensive at $22K.

Ridge vents are a great idea. And in hot areas, don't forget the radiant foil insulation and the solar-powered exhaust fans for the attics & high hot areas!
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 12:18 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,080
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

It isn't very recent, but I did replace my asphalt shingle roof in 2002 due to one of those aforementioned hailstorms.

5,200 sq. ft., remove one layer of shingles, no new flashing, no ridge vents, additional $1,000 charge for steep roof, 30yr shingles - total $8,100. The job was done by one of the largest local roofing companies in the area.

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 12:20 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
wabmester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 4,459
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

We just put on a new roof last year. * 30-year "architectural" shingles (a little more expensive than 3-tab). New flashing and ridge vents. *About 2200 sq ft. * Put on over the old 3-tab. * $3500.
__________________
wabmester is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 12:22 PM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
MasterBlaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,359
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

My brother used to be a roofer. It's been quite awhile now (maybe 15 years) but the prices he used to quote were around

$50-$100/square for asphault shingle tiles
$200-$300 for shake


So even with lots of inflation $700/square for asphault seems very high.

As always I'd get a number of quotes and go with the one that can do a good job for not too much.

Also, roofing prices are somewhat seasonal. They are relatively cheap in the summer and go (through the roof) after the first real rainstorm.
__________________
MasterBlaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 01:42 PM   #7
Full time employment: Posting here.
bow-tie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 687
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

I don't know where you live, but have you considered a steel roof? I have seen an increasing number of them in my area. And it should have a longevity advantage over shingles... just a thought.
__________________
Diggin' my way to financial freedom, one buck-at-a-time
bow-tie is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 02:02 PM   #8
Full time employment: Posting here.
CCdaCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 887
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

Yeah, just put a metal roof on wife's uncle's new house. Go with steel if you never want to roof your house again.

From http://www.askthebuilder.com/B237_Me...xamples.shtml:

Price ranges from $3.25-$4.50 / sq. ft.

Don't know what the uncle paid for material (labor was free). My BIL, his nephew, works at Menards, so the material was discounted. Took us about 8 hrs. to install it on a single story, 4/12 pitch, 28'x72' building.

-CC
__________________
"There's those thinkin' more or less, less is more, but if less is more, how you keepin' score?
It means for every point you make, your level drops. Kinda like you're startin' from the top..." "Society" - Eddie Vedder
CCdaCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 02:02 PM   #9
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 844
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

Yes...I personally like the look of steel roofs, and they have the added advantage of not needing to strip (and dispose of) the two layers of shingles on there already since the steel doesn't add much weight.
__________________
farmerEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 04:42 PM   #10
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
thefed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,203
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

YIKES! someone's trying to rip you!!!

For example, a square of simple 25 yr asphalt shingles is about 100 bucks. So that's 5k in materials.

And 35k for labor and vents? NO WAY

get another estimate
__________________
thefed is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 05:09 PM   #11
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Bimmerbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,631
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

I had HD do mine. I figured that I would get them to show up and do the work, and if I had a problem I could always call since I figured they will be around for a while.

50 year guaranteed fiberglass architectural shingles with labor warranty, they stripped the old shingles, did a bit of repair work, put down the ice dam rubber and installed ridge vents and the new roof.

Cost me $10K. My house is a ranch, nothing fancy, about 26x52 feet. Not sure what the roof square footage is.
__________________
Bimmerbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-28-2006, 05:33 PM   #12
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
greg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,071
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

I put a steel roof on a building a few years back.* I'm sold.* Usually about 2-3 times the price of asphalt shingles though.* It might be somewhat cheaper if you have a straightforward ranch-type roof.*

I did some investigating beforehand and got a steel product called "galv-alum"* (sp?).* It's steel coated with aluminum instead of tin.* (It's also painted.)* When it gets scratched by something it is self-healing, so it shouldn't rust.* Worth looking into if you go for steel.*
__________________
Compounding: Never forget! Never not remember!
greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-29-2006, 06:13 AM   #13
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 35
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

I have a 3300 sq ft ranch w/ hip roof, 7-8 years ago they took off the old and replaced w/ 30 year asphalt shingles....$7,500. Good luck.
__________________
spark0506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-29-2006, 11:56 AM   #14
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 32
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

We had a metal roof ("Galvalum" is the trade name of the material they used) put on our house in 2000.* For a 2,800 sq ft house it cost about 16K.* I hope we never have to worry about the roof again.
__________________
bamboogrrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-29-2006, 05:36 PM   #15
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

The costs here don't seem to make any sense at all!

We have prices to reshingle a roof from $3,500 to $40,000!

Are we comparing Apples to Apples?


On a home with an 1800 sq. ft. footprint how many sq. feet is the roof usually. - What is a approximate cost to re-shingle this roof? And is there such a thing as a 30 year Shingle?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-29-2006, 06:43 PM   #16
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
wabmester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 4,459
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cut-Throat
Are we comparing Apples to Apples?*
No, we're comparing Home Depot to independent contractors.* *I only got a quote from Home Depot once.* *It was for new windows, and their bid was 4 times the bid of an independent contractor.* *Home Depot is trying to make fat margins from lazy consumers, IMHO.* *They hire their own sales reps to pitch the jobs.* *Lowes seems to have a much more reasonable model.* *They basically pass through the business to a local contractor (and take a small cut), but they stick with their core business of selling supplies.
__________________
wabmester is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-29-2006, 07:12 PM   #17
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 158
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

Had my roof done two months ago, 2000 sq ft. 30 yr. architectural asphault shingles, removed two layers of old shingles, replaced 16 sheets of plywood, new attic vent fan and two copper chimney flashings - $6300.
__________________
Seems to me that the corporation's race to the top is resulting in a race to the bottom for the employee's quality of life. FIRE can't come soon enough.
kjpliny is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-29-2006, 07:14 PM   #18
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjpliny
Had my roof done two months ago, 2000 sq ft. 30 yr. architectural asphault shingles, removed two layers of old shingles, replaced 16 sheets of plywood, new attic vent fan and two copper chimney flashings - $6300.
What is the Square foot - foot print of your house?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-29-2006, 07:17 PM   #19
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
FIRE'd@51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,308
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

Just had mine done this spring. Hip roof - about 28 squares. Cost was $19K for cedar shingles. Included tearing off the old cedar shake roof, 30# felt roofing paper, all new copper flashings, drip edges, ice and water shield, and two copper vents on the rear. Roofer broke down the job as $10K for labor and $9K for materials.
__________________
I'd rather be governed by the first one hundred names in the telephone book than the Harvard faculty - William F. Buckley
FIRE'd@51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?
Old 08-29-2006, 07:26 PM   #20
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
MasterBlaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,359
Re: Anyone had their roof done lately?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cut-Throat
What is the Square foot - foot print of your house?
Just so you-all know, roofers quote roofs by squares. A square is 100 square feet of roof.

However you just don't divide the house square footage by 100 to get the roof size. You have to add in garages and account for the pitch of the roof. Steep roofs need more material and cost more, as you would expect.

A good ballpark number is to take the house square footage and add 50 percent then divide by 100 to get an estimate of the number of squares that you'll need. Your roofsize will vary but that number will get you started.

Then multiply that number by a factor like $150/square to get ballpark costs. The cost factor will be lower for the cheapest asphault shingles and higher for manufactured/synthetic tiles/composites. Real wood shake is the most expensive. There are some other products out there that go for more but that will get you started.

So for fun I wood guess that Asphault is around $150 a square, Synthetic tiles/composites maybe $250-$350 a square and shake maybe $400-$500 a square. I haven't priced anything in a long time so I'm kind of guessing here. Things like the price of oil influence roofing prices.

When you get a quote ask what they charge to roof a square. That number is something that you can shop around. There will be some other costs but they usually won't be all that much compared to the roof-area price.
__________________

__________________
MasterBlaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing the balance of quality of life and financial independence cute fuzzy bunny Life after FIRE 229 06-14-2013 03:17 PM
Roof leaks we've known & loved... Nords Other topics 10 10-09-2006 12:55 PM
I Be Retired! TromboneAl Life after FIRE 59 08-12-2006 03:46 PM
Garage Door Replacement gwix98 Other topics 16 05-21-2006 12:33 PM
Home Warranties - Worth it? BristolBane Other topics 11 07-09-2005 05:28 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:06 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.