I am a first time home owner… I have never had to get estimates for any contractor work before. I’ve been getting estimates and I have a question.
Here is where I am now…roughly 13 squares (standard split foyer home)
Estimate #1: $3,125 includes 1 replaced plywood sheet he estimated I needed after looking at roof. Certainteed XT25 shingles, 15# felt, Shinglevent II. Wants $500 more to go to the 30 year Landmark. $50 each additional plywood sheet if needed. $100 for each referral I send their way. Sign has to stay in yard for 90 days. Full payment due at completion.
Estimate #2: $2,600 using the same Certainteed shingles, Cobra vent, etc. $195 to upgrade to Landmark shingles. $40 per sheet of plywood needed. Small company, Faxed estimate a day late and it was a single sheet of paper… no brochure, etc. $1300 downpayment.
Estimate #3: $3,347-$200 coupon = $3,147. Cobra Snow Country Cap. Gaf/Elk shingles $825 more for Timberline Prestique shingle upgrade. Deck-Armor underlayment. He estimated I need would need 6-8 sheets of plywood for an additional $40 per. Said it was due to the siding company attaching “push-pumps” when the house was built and not sealing holes created.
I am really leaning towards Estimate #1 due to him being right on time, friendly, and the detailed presentation while going over the estimate. He does lose points for being a Cowboys fan, but gains points for admitting it… that’s the first step to recovery.
Anyway… would I be out of line to ask him if he would do the Landmark shingles for that $3125 price since #2 would do the upgrade for only $195. I don’t know having never done this before.