Is this a good or bad deal


#1

Hey All-

Getting bids on a new roof and here is the best bid I got so far. My location is Nebraska if that matters (thinking it might be cheaper than on the coasts).

Bid: $3,520.00 for 16 squares of CertainTeed LandMark shingles 1 layer. This price includes tearoff of old asphalt shingles, two layers of ice/weather shield, synthetic underlayment and new plumbing boots, flashing around chimney, gutter apron etc.

Its a pretty basic one day job as I understand it. Just wanted to get your all professional opinion on if this sounds like a good price or if you think I can do better. For what its worth the company is highly reputable and has an A+ rating with BBB and been in busness for 20+ years.


#2

It’s too low.

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#3

Just so I understand correctly, you are saying the bid the company gave me is too low?


#4

In my area yes that is too low, they certainly don’t have insurance included in that quote.


#5

I think It’s too low!


#6

That’s a $5,200 roof, careful what you get. Nebraska Roofer.


#7

I work in Nebraska- that price is WAY to low, that’s roughly a 1/3 to 1/2 of what it should cost. Something isn’t right- they’re cutting corners or not providing what they’re saying they are.

I wouldn’t hire that contractor at that price without some serious vetting.


#8

Too cheap for my market. Get a few prices, go with who you trust not whose the cheapest.


#9

He said two layers of ice and water sheild?
Or Two rows of ice and water sheild?
If he actually said two layers than he is a liar and a fraud!!!


#10

AN IN THE BALL PARK BID OF 5120 RANGE 320 SQ SEEMS TO BE GOING RATE SINGLE LAYER TEAR OFF 30 YEAR SHINGLE SYSTEM:grinning:


#11

Two rows, not too layers. Apparently 2 rows is what is required by code in Nebraska.


#12

Check the guy out. If he seems legit, I’d jump at it. $220 per square is what we give to contractors who keep us busy throughout the year and to family. I’d bid your house at about $4200 based on the info I’m getting.


#13

Prices can be low if its not the busy season, business is not brisk then roofers can offer such extremely low rates, though the roofer, you say, enjoys a good reputation, go in it with your eyes wide open. Read the offer clearly again to see what is included and exclusions.


#14

Hmm did you check the guy out? Almost two weeks have passed is there any new info?


Fortified Roofing


#15

That is way too cheap. It should be almost double. I’m sorry but I don’t believe that you got an A+ rated company willing to put on a Certainteed shingle for $220 a square. It should be about $400 a square but I have seen a little less. If anyone is selling for less than $350 a square they are cutting corners (like drip-edge, insurance, licensing).