I am needing to replace the roof on the house that I just bought. the house is approx 50x30 and I would guess at maybe a 5/12 pitch. It is wavy in spots. I have gotten two estimates. One for $4g’s and the other for 6g’s. The differences were: #1, 15# felt, replacing only rotten wood, no ice dam sheild just layed differently, tear off, haul off clean up. #2, 30# felt, ice dam shield, and OSB over existing wood plus tear off haul off clean up. Bother were putting in new vent boots. My question is this… the original wood is ‘burnt’ from heat and lack of ridge vent being cut wide enough and also two square vents on back of house cutting down ridge vent ability, (this is what I was told), shoudnt the old wood be taken off though? Especially since it is obviously failing?
I am going to go ahead and post this and then I am going to go take some pictures so that you can see the decking from inside the attic.
I am just concerned that I will have the same problem if the wood is not removed and while I dont intend to sell the house anytime soon, if I did, I may have to do it all over again for the sale if it was sagging then, and to me that is just kind of stupid… I dont know… tell me what you guys think (it is 19 squares) and I am in southeastern ohio
Link to picutres: flickr.com/photos/shan2themax/