We are located in Massachusetts north of Boston along the coast. Our house is 105 years old. It adds up to 38 square which includes a large wraparound enclosed porch.
We got a quote from a local outfit with whom we have done business before. They are general contractors who would do the roof themselves. I like these guys.
They live in our town.
We have a quote from them of $19,995 for 30 yr. 70 mph architectural shingles. It would be an additional $1300 for 40 year 90 mph shingles.
The roofer my husband’s family used for many years has retired with no heir to the business so we have no experience with hiring roofers we don’t already know.
A friend of my husband sent over a roofer today. He wants to use IKO shingles which I know are held in low regard by most of you. He told me that the building code now requires 90 mph shingles.
I want the higher rating but do not think that our local guy would do anything against the code so I am suspicious of this one. He also claimed we had three layers of shingles in some areas which I do not think is possible as it is not permitted. I did not argue with him about it.
We bought our house 20 years ago and have not had it shingled since then.
The local guy agreed that some of our roof was double and some single. There is a shed roof over the back hall and a dormer in the attic. The roof is a hip style.
I have read quite a bit here about the various bad roofing jobs being done.
We have companies around here with large gangs of fellows who do a roof in a day.
Frank, the family roofer, always did a neat reliable job by himself with one helper.
I want a quality job first and foremost. We intend to be here for many years.
I’ve thought of getting a quote from someone in your directory as well.
I appreciate your taking the time to advise us.