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Apr 28, 2019
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Roofing Quotes

Really tired of being bs-ed by contractors regarding my roof repair. I've had about 4 come out now, the 4th being the only reputable one that has pin pointed the real problem, issue being the price seems quite high considering my house is a
tiny detached 700 sq ft home. Requires full roof replacement with synthetic shingles, drip edge, ice and water, and regular debris removal etc. Quoted $4800 plus tax bringing it to $5400. I also require replacement eavestroughs which is not included in this quote.

Am I right in thinking this is way too high? It's the same amount I paid for a house double the size a few years ago. Thanks in advance.
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Labour costs and material have risen. Also see it from the companies point of view, if they show up and do a 700 sq ft house in a day, or do a 1500 sq ft house in a day, the only big difference is the guys get to leave a little earlier on the smaller house and use a bit less shingles. But the bulk of your costs will be the same.
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sachang35 wrote:
Apr 29th, 2019 6:28 pm
Really tired of being bs-ed by contractors regarding my roof repair. I've had about 4 come out now, the 4th being the only reputable one that has pin pointed the real problem, issue being the price seems quite high considering my house is a
tiny detached 700 sq ft home. Requires full roof replacement with synthetic shingles, drip edge, ice and water, and regular debris removal etc. Quoted $4800 plus tax bringing it to $5400. I also require replacement eavestroughs which is not included in this quote.

Am I right in thinking this is way too high? It's the same amount I paid for a house double the size a few years ago. Thanks in advance.
Sounds about right to me as you will pay extra for a smaller roof. Everything renovation related has sky rocketed in the last 4-5 years.
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Thanks so much for your input. I've just had people tell me it's on the high side so wanted to do a little more research. I'm trying to get quotes from at least 3 companies before I make my final decision.

It's been a rough ride as I've had roofers come out and tell me what I needed fixing when it turns out that wasn't the case (had a whole new chimney made) and have also had some hastily done minor repairs. So trying to be as diligent as possible this time while fixing the problem in its entirety.
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sachang35 wrote:
Apr 30th, 2019 12:50 am
Thanks so much for your input. I've just had people tell me it's on the high side so wanted to do a little more research. I'm trying to get quotes from at least 3 companies before I make my final decision.

It's been a rough ride as I've had roofers come out and tell me what I needed fixing when it turns out that wasn't the case (had a whole new chimney made) and have also had some hastily done minor repairs. So trying to be as diligent as possible this time while fixing the problem in its entirety.
I did a house that was 1250 square feet (so whatever the roof is) and an attached 2 car garage about 4 years ago. The garage roof was a hip roof (3 rooves) so that increased the complexity and thus the cost. Higher rooves, more messing around increase the cost. Mine was $5500 back then. $1500 was labour I think so ask the labour vs materials component.
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