I’ve got a question on a roofing estimate and final bill.
I received a verbal estimate from a long time roofer in our area, Northern Michigan. It was a decent price on a small roofing job so we double checked that it included materials and labor. We were assured it did. There was some added labor, taking an old chimney down 24" to just below the peak, a sheet of OSB to close chimney hole. Anyway here are the details of the job to the best of my knowledge.
7/12 second story roof
31’ x 12’ area
no hips or valleys
removal of rolled roof & chimney
installed water & ice, felt and 30 yr(?) shingles
verbal estimate = $600
final bill = $1450
We have no contract.
I spoke with a retired roofer in the area who said that was a rip off. How would you handle this bait and switch. I realize the estimate didn’t include the chimney and osb. How do I address this bill that is 2.4 times the estimate?
Sorry if I’ve left anything out. Just looking for some input from the roofer’s point of view. What would a fair price be?