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Roofing Company Recommendation

We are looking to get our roof done and was wondering if you guys have some recommendation from personal experience or know of a good company?

I am booking some appointments to get it looked at through reviews online.

So far i got 2 quotes $10,000 from a roofing company and $4,000 from a private contractor.

Update: From a different contractor

i got a quote from a contractor through homestar for full removal and BP Mystique 42 shingles for $4,000 + tax for about 875 square feet

What do you guys think? Is the upgrades like underlayment for whole roof with synthetic and install wind turbine worth it?
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Getting my roof done on Tuesday, will let you know.
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chimaican wrote: Getting my roof done on Tuesday, will let you know.
thanks! can you let me know how much your quote is for and square feet?
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This is like saying you got a price of $10,000 for a used car from a dealer, and another guy down the street offered you a different used car for $4000. Without knowing any more, which one should you choose?

You really need to break it down and look at what's in the quote. If the quotes have differences, ask them to explain what's added or missing, or why they chose to quote something different from the other guy. You'll soon get the picture.
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Exp315 wrote: This is like saying you got a price of $10,000 for a used car from a dealer, and another guy down the street offered you a different used car for $4000. Without knowing any more, which one should you choose?

You really need to break it down and look at what's in the quote. If the quotes have differences, ask them to explain what's added or missing, or why they chose to quote something different from the other guy. You'll soon get the picture.
This.

Compare only apples to apples. Research your shingles first, and then decide which brand/line you want to use and whether you want underlay (and type). Once you have that decided then you can start getting proper quotes. From there you can compare properly between what one contractor is offering to another in terms of price and job description.
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Hey, so i got a quote from a contractor through homestar for full removal and BP Mystique 42 shingles for $4,000 + tax for about 875 square feet

What do you guys think? Is the upgrades like underlayment for whole roof with synthetic and install wind turbine worth it?
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I use a company called Trillium roofing on all my rental properties, never had any issue and quotes are always reasonable, great communication from the owner.
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Aznkid2000 wrote: We are looking to get our roof done and was wondering if you guys have some recommendation from personal experience or know of a good company?

I am booking some appointments to get it looked at through reviews online.

So far i got 2 quotes $10,000 from a roofing company and $4,000 from a private contractor.
Are you planning to change the roofs or planning to place new roofs?
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Aznkid2000 wrote: Hey, so i got a quote from a contractor through homestar for full removal and BP Mystique 42 shingles for $4,000 + tax for about 875 square feet

What do you guys think? Is the upgrades like underlayment for whole roof with synthetic and install wind turbine worth it?
Wind turbine no, underlay yes.

When I did mine I told him to price it like his own house and then show me how to nickel and dime the job. In the end went with the full GAF system and my roof has not moved while others have blown away.

My only complaint was that my roofer is a 2 man crew and lazy. Took them 2 weeks to do my roof. My cousin had his done in July and it took a month (roofer has a boat he would rather be on in summer).
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Seems pricey for square footage, unless your roof is complicated.
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Neighbourhood also drives up your costs. The same house in a not so fancy/multi-million dollar homes will been cheaper than if your house is in a 'desirable' area with mcmansions.
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Jerico wrote: Wind turbine no, underlay yes.

When I did mine I told him to price it like his own house and then show me how to nickel and dime the job. In the end went with the full GAF system and my roof has not moved while others have blown away.

My only complaint was that my roofer is a 2 man crew and lazy. Took them 2 weeks to do my roof. My cousin had his done in July and it took a month (roofer has a boat he would rather be on in summer).
would you say the 301 maximum ventilation be the same? is GAF premium? I was reading through the other threads that was linked and BP, Cambridge and such are pretty much the same and low end?
chimaican wrote: Seems pricey for square footage, unless your roof is complicated.
are you talking about the $10k quote or the $4k?
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Aznkid2000 wrote: would you say the 301 maximum ventilation be the same? is GAF premium? I was reading through the other threads that was linked and BP, Cambridge and such are pretty much the same and low end?



are you talking about the $10k quote or the $4k?
Maximum Ventilation is better than turbines. It has no moving parts and using convection currents like a normal button vent but the difference is that it rises from the roof and has more openings, making it much better at removing heat. One Maximum vent can do the work of up to 4 button vents. You need to do the research ahead of time though to make sure that this vent is right for your roof though. If you have several peaks, each with their own button, then switching to one maximum vent would probably be more of a negative than a positive. The key is to have air movement within the attic before it exits.

GAF is a better brand than IKO & BP. I would say all the lower lines though are pretty much comparable and you only start to see the differences once you go above the economy lines. You should also research Owens Corning & Certainteed. Most important is the installer though, as well as the number of nails they use. You can purchase the most expensive shingles but they're worth crap if the installer doesn't follow the proper installation guide.

Your $4k quote will depend on what is involved and included in the install. Just saying that BP Mystique is a lower line comparable to IKO Cambridge, so it depends on the work involved and their labour costs.
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Does anyone have a recommendation roofer for Richmond Hill?

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