Roofing costs?

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Submitted by Drew on November 18, 2009 - 11:47am

Has anyone had any roofing work done recently?

I'm curious as to how much I should expect to spend to re-roof a 1900sqft, single story home with a two car garage and light-sloping roof. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Andy

Submitted by UCGal on November 18, 2009 - 1:48pm.

More information needed.

Is it asphalt shingle? tile? cement shingle?

If it's asphalt shingle - what's the condition... multiple layers? (you can typically do a second layer over the first - but then you need to tear it off after that. Which adds cost.)

What's the condition of the flashing and the decking? Do you have any leaks you'll be addressing at this time?

Submitted by UCGal on November 18, 2009 - 1:49pm.

Oh... And unfortunately I can't reccomend a roofer. The company that did the roof on our granny flat has lost it's license...

Submitted by jennyo on November 18, 2009 - 3:17pm.

Earlier this year we were looking at buying a distressed property that needed a new roof and the bids were in the $17K range for a single story, 2200sf ranch house with alot of "peaks." Our friends just re-roofed their 3,000sf single story duplex and paid $18K. Both were for 30-year composition shingles. Metal and tile are much more costly but last longer.

This is not as recent, but we had a 30-year comp shingle roof put on our 1600sf house in 2006 for $10,000. The previous roof was shake with a layer of comp over it, so they had to tear the whole thing off and put down plywood before doing the new shingles. Has held up marvelously.

These are all in the Sacramento area so not sure whether there are regional cost differences with roofers.

Submitted by carli on November 18, 2009 - 4:01pm.

I know an excellent roofer. His name is Tim Yanitor, and his company is T.C. Enterprises, tel # 619-920-8000. He's a "general building contractor specializing in roofing" according to his business card. His address is in Spring Valley but he works all over the county (we're no. county coastal).

I don't know what Tim charged our General Contractor to do our roof because we were on a fixed price contract w/the GC (but that also means that Tim probably was the low bidder). I know that Tim is our GC's first pick for roofers as long as price is right.

Tim stands out as one of the most pleasant and professional subs who built our house. He had a great crew, cleaned up the job site every day, and was very accommodating. Our job was a little complicated because our architect had designed various hip roofs that were a little tricky, but Tim was way into doing it right even though it took a day or so longer than he predicted. He was a good communicator and totally professional. He worked with one other guy who had been with him for awhile. Both were incredibly hard workers in tough, brutally hot conditions but always had a great attitude and really took pride in what they did.

Our roof looks great and has held up fine so far (although it's been a little less than a year).

Good luck!

EDIT - Sorry, I got a little carried away...I just re-read and realized you were just looking for a rough idea of cost, not a name. Tim's the kind of guy who would probably give you a ballpark estimate on the phone if you call him.

Submitted by meadandale on November 18, 2009 - 4:44pm.

I paid about $5500 last year to have my 1100 sq foot house done with 50 year comp shingles.

Logsdon Roofing in Allied Gardens.

Submitted by waiting hawk on November 18, 2009 - 8:36pm.

Drew wrote:
Has anyone had any roofing work done recently?

I'm curious as to how much I should expect to spend to re-roof a 1900sqft, single story home with a two car garage and light-sloping roof. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Andy

I inspect roofs for large shingle/roll manufacture. Do not get a warranty from a roofer their life spans are 2 years in this economy. Get an authorized roofer to install a manufacture warranty they hold their worth. Do not get an asphaltic product on a light sloping portion (under 2"/12" pitch) go with a reflective single ply. If you really want good info send me an email if you really want a good roof.
john67elco@yahoo.com

Submitted by UCGal on November 18, 2009 - 9:48pm.

waiting hawk wrote:
Drew wrote:
Has anyone had any roofing work done recently?

I'm curious as to how much I should expect to spend to re-roof a 1900sqft, single story home with a two car garage and light-sloping roof. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Andy

I inspect roofs for large shingle/roll manufacture. Do not get a warranty from a roofer their life spans are 2 years in this economy.


Are you saying the roofers (licensed company) only last 2 years in this economy. (Vs the roof itself) If so - I have to say you have a good point.
The folks who did our roof issued an extended warrenty just a few months after it was installed (because we had concerns about the materials used being different than the bid set called for.) But they'd already lost their license at the time they gave the warrenty... so the warrenty was totally null/void/worthless.

Submitted by jamsvet on November 18, 2009 - 11:08pm.

Call Jerry the roofer at 5967778. Did my house and referred him to several friends. The job just gets done.

Submitted by j on November 19, 2009 - 3:40pm.

Try Greg Stalnaker, he has been a roofer for over 30 years. I have seen him talk to past clients, and they still refer work to him. http://www.stalnakerroofing.com

Oh, he may be a relative, but his work is quality.

Submitted by waiting hawk on November 19, 2009 - 7:35pm.

"Are you saying the roofers (licensed company) only last 2 years in this economy. (Vs the roof itself) If so - I have to say you have a good point.
"

yes

Submitted by XBoxBoy on November 19, 2009 - 7:45pm.

There are lots of factors that aren't getting called out here. We recently reroofed an older house that originally had shake shingle installed on skip boards. To upgrade the roof, we had to have the singles taken off, and OSB board put down to cover the skip boards, then the shingles installed on top of that. The roof was also lots of small sections, not simple large areas. It was a 2000sqft house plus garage. We got a triple layer shingle. All in all, it cost just under $20k. We did a number of bids and that was not the absolute cheapest, but was one of the lower cost bids. We could have lowered the cost by going with a cheaper shingle so if you're looking for a rock bottom price, don't use our cost as an estimate.

The company was Premium Roofing, (619) 239-8880 and I highly recommend them.

XBoxBoy

Submitted by JC on June 6, 2019 - 9:46am.

Does anyone know if TC is still around? I used him for a small repair awhile back and he was awesome and now need a bit more done. Thank you!

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