So after 3-4 years researching roofing I have decided this is likely the year for me to do it. I wouldn’t mind some help from an experienced roofer.
I would consider paying someone outright but I can’t justify paying what roofing companies want to charge.
Combined square footage of both roofs Main house and “attached garage” is 15 sq roughly. Somewhere around a 5.5 to 6 pitch. Main roof has 3 vent pipes and that’s all. No weird angles or anything, flat on all sides.
I had one quote 3 years ago from a business that is actually a member here and I think because I said I would pay in cash he greatly overcharged me ($7,000). Based on his description on how he was proposed to built my deck I am horrified at the quality he would have done on my roof.
Not to get too side tracked but he wanted to charge me over 7k to build me a deck where he said he would bury the post with dirt. He as well stated installing a ledger board and at some point during his sales pitch mentioned I did not need a ledger board. I ended up doing the job myself “freestanding” for like less than 2K and I spent $500 alone just on concrete footers, which he was just going to back fill with dirt.
I guess I shouldn’t let that one person drive me away from getting quotes from other people but I really just want make sure it all gets done right. I want 6 nails in each shingle, proper ice and water shield, higher weight felt paper and so on.
My last time I did an estimate on material cost it was around $2000 and about $400 or so for a dumpster for the removal of 1 layer of shingles and old paper down to plywood.
I can’t bring myself to pay $5000 in labor. If I can get the materials for $2K then business with accounts can get them cheaper than me.
I personally would pay like $5000 to get the job done but not more than that. $7,000 is absurd in my opinion.