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Roof Quote Feedback

Is 5000+Tax good quote for a 1650 Sq Ft. detached house with CertainTeed Landmark 50 year Shingles? Can I do better via Asian Contractors?
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roofgoof wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 11:09 am
Can I do better via Asian Contractors?
They'll do it for under 2k, but shingles will fall apart after 10 years.
Make sure you get all the details for this 50 year warranty on those shingles.
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Asian contractors will be cheaper because their prices include cheaper shingles with 15 years (lasts about 10 years).
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roofgoof wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 11:09 am
Is 5000+Tax good quote for a 1650 Sq Ft. detached house with CertainTeed Landmark 50 year Shingles? Can I do better via Asian Contractors?
What's the square footage of the roof? Is it 1,650 square feet? If so, that's an OK price - I don't think an legitimate Asian contractor will be much cheaper.
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$5000 is not bad. See if you can pay $5000 cash no tax and save yourself the time of trying to find an asian contractor. No harm in asking if you haven't tried yet.
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That's a really good price for your size home and quality of shingle. If the roofer has a good rep, no need to go any further.
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I had an Asian contractor do my roof in late fall. I was happy with their work. They used BP Mystique shingles. I also had them replace the evestroughs as well.
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kryton619 wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 9:07 am
I had an Asian contractor do my roof in late fall. I was happy with their work. They used BP Mystique shingles. I also had them replace the evestroughs as well.
How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?
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Legit Asian company (insured, etc) I used a few months ago for my back side roof. Good work and it was much cheaper than the non-Asian companies.

I forget exactly the price, the non-Asian companies were (1) not interested in my small roof area (2) quoted me $1000+

His price was like a few hundred bucks. I didn't even bargain, just asked him if could also clean out my (very) high gutter as well with his big ladder, and he agreed. Gave him a tip as well for a job well done.
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kryton619 wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 9:07 am
I had an Asian contractor do my roof in late fall. I was happy with their work. They used BP Mystique shingles. I also had them replace the evestroughs as well.
Same here!!
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A word of advice, don't bother with the shingle warranty. eg. if allowed, you can pay cash and save yourself something, don't get a receipt for warranty claiming.

Because the warranties depreciate as your shingles get older. Then sometimes its not transferrable to a new owner, etc. Or the shingle companies are no longer in business.

For my house, I would "maybe" get $200 bucks back, if successful. The taxes would have been more than that.
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rfdrfd wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 1:48 pm
Legit Asian company (insured, etc) I used a few months ago for my back side roof. Good work and it was much cheaper than the non-Asian companies.

I forget exactly the price, the non-Asian companies were (1) not interested in my small roof area (2) quoted me $1000+
What the hell is a "non-Asian company"? But, anyway, getting any roof done with quality shingles for less than $1000 is a good deal.

Is it a 1650 square foot bungalow? If so, though I think $5000 is not a bad deal for that size roof, do it yourself. Roofing is pretty crummy work when you're doing it for a living, but on a one-storey house with a low-slope, it's a lot of fun to do it with a few beers and the knowledge that you're saving a few grand.
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Price sounds fair for anything 6/12 pitch or less , I'm assuming the old shingles are taken off, ice & water, syn underlay, new vents, metal valleys, new wall and chimney flashing, ect.
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roofgoof wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 9:49 am
How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?
I paid $5K for the roof, $1500 for the evestroughs, and $500 for the flat roof on the garage
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There is no job that cannot be done cheaper and crappier if you really try.

Get 3 quotes to establish a baseline. Go through those quotes to understand what they are giving you for that price. Ask questions if you don't understand. Ask how alternatives would affect the price. Ask about any differences between the quotes.

Then you're in a better position to evaluate any cheap quotes you get. Figure out where they're saving money and whether or not it matters to you. Maybe they're going to skip the GST/HST and not declare it. Hope you don't need insurance or warranty. Maybe they're going to use cheap materials and skip on "extras" like underlay. Fine if you're moving out in 2 years anyway. Maybe they underpay their under-qualified crew. Not your problem, as long as the crappy workmanship doesn't show up before you sell the house.

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