New to the forum…new to roofing too. Just looking to put this out there for comments.
I have a 1960s split entry home with a 23 year old roof and 3 31"x56" VLUX skylights and it is time to replace them. Southwest PA area.
Have gotten a few contractors out here and I am rapidly finding that the prices seem to be about the same…its just the specifics that change.
The one guy we are leaning toward right now is offering us the following:
21 Sq of Owens Corning “Oakridge”, “Palisades” synthetic underlayment (he insists this is better than felt), ice/water shield on eaves, two valleys, around skylights, new ridge vent and power roof ventilator to replace the ones already there…$6300
3 VLUX VSE308 electric skylights with venetian blinds…$4450 installed
He is recommending that we replace our gutters with the roof-apron/j channel style (ours are actually OK but I dont like the current color anyways)…including downspouts, $1200
Soffit/Facia (all aluminum alcoa heavy gauge)…$3500
Seems like the prices are pretty much similar to the others we have gotten…
Does this like a fair deal? He keeps telling me Alumimun is sky high now and I suppose thats true…another quote I have for soffit/facia is only $2300 but that guy is higher on the roof and skylights so the end result is the same price…
Its a lot of money.
Plus, we have a huge shed that needs re-roofed and all the guys say about $1000 to do it…gutters, soffit/facia extra.
I was considering going with just the roof and skylights for now. But this guys says that the roof apron is really important and it cannot be done once the roof is done. ANd if I do the gutters, they wont match the facia, so in my mind it all needs done at once…
So I am kindof at wits end deciding what to do.
Can you folks tell me if this sems like an OK deal or if it is average or if I am getting hosed?
I went and saw a few of the guys past work and it is very nice…cant say that for one of the other guys.
Also, all these guys seem to want 50% or more up front and then the balance later at some point…is this fair/normal? What do I need to ask to see in writing in the contract?
Thanks for any comments.