In live in the deep south and want to replace my roof which is around 18 years old now (Regular Asp. Shingles on it now). What I was courious of is if some of the experts here could give me a rough estimate of whats high or not. I have gotten two different quotes so far, With the main difference between the two I believe is the shingles. First company charged around 4,800 dollars using O.C. 30 year Ar shingles. The second is wanting 8,000 dollars for the job with a 40 year Arch shingle. Both will be cutting in a new ridge vent (Doesnt have one now).
Some info on the house, Its a 4/12 pitch, apx 350 sq ft of roof edging, apx 60 foot of ridge venting on main peak. One estimate shows that it will need apx 33 squares of shingles, and both are using 6 nails per shingle. My issue is that its a pretty big price difference of course, and cant imagine that the difference between the 30 and 40 year shingles would make that much of a difference.
The low estimate is from a contractor that Im a little unsure of due to the age of the company and some other things, The high one is an established company thats been in business for over 50 years. The house I was told by the higher estimate guy was that it wasnt a hard job to do, and shouldnt take but a day to do.
So I was courious if the low one was way under bid or the other one way over bid due to possible them not wanting the job based on my location to them (Apx 30 miles away).
Any opinions are much appreciated.