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DaisyBelle

Shelby, OH

#1 Nov 11, 2009
My daughter is having her roof re-shingled. The contractor siad its 30 square. Does anyone know what the going rate around here is for something like that? I know she wants to be an adult and do it all herself, but I just want to know shes not being taken advantage of. Any ideas? Is it done by X dollars per square?
what

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Nov 11, 2009
shingles have gotten pretty pricey in the last few years. It depends upon the kind of shingles being installed and if the existing materials are being removed and hauled away as to the actual price per square.
DaisyBelle

Shelby, OH

#3 Nov 11, 2009
how about the price of just the labor? She and her husband have purchased the shingles, etc and have a dumpster rented.

Since: Jun 07

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#4 Nov 11, 2009
You could call Carter Lumber and they'd tell you exactly how much the shingles and necessary materials would cost.
Roofer

Asheville, NC

#5 Nov 11, 2009
DaisyBelle wrote:
how about the price of just the labor? She and her husband have purchased the shingles, etc and have a dumpster rented.
You may be looking at between $500-$900 more for labor if it is a one man crew. If you don't mind how much did you pay total for materials?
Roofer

Asheville, NC

#6 Nov 11, 2009
DaisyBelle wrote:
how about the price of just the labor? She and her husband have purchased the shingles, etc and have a dumpster rented.
The figure I just stated would only be for application of the new materials. If the old needs torn off it would be more of course. I read where you said they already have a dumpster so that must be the case. In that case it would be more like $1000-$1200 total.
Silent Bob

De Graff, OH

#7 Nov 11, 2009
DaisyBelle: Your daughter needs to get 3 or so estimates. I may be a couple grand difference between estimates.

Try nine-three-seven/four-six-four /two-seven-nine-eight and ask for jerry.He recently did good work for someone that I know.

Some contractors get discounts off shingles/materials. Some contractors are still booked up from last spring's wind storm,so they'll raise the price of their estimate drastically.
what

Cincinnati, OH

#8 Nov 12, 2009
this depends on how many layers. If it has multiple layers, there would be more time involved.
Roofer wrote:
<quoted text>The figure I just stated would only be for application of the new materials. If the old needs torn off it would be more of course. I read where you said they already have a dumpster so that must be the case. In that case it would be more like $1000-$1200 total.
Simple Answer

United States

#9 Nov 12, 2009
About $300 a sqare is the going rate. Variables would include roof pitch, how many layers of shingles need to be removed and does the sheeting under the shingles need to be replaced. Two solid roofing companies in this area are Stoner Roofing and Lee's Roofing. Good Luck! Not saying anything bad about the others but do have good first hand knowlege of the two mentioned.
i agree with

Dublin, OH

#10 Nov 12, 2009
silent bob. the more free estimate the better. A friend of mine does excellent work, guarentees satisfaction, and is quick and very reasonable. I would be suprised if he isn't the lowest quoted price. call five-six-five, four-five-three-eight, and ask for rich. evenings would probably be best time.
Mudsockgirl

Van Wert, OH

#11 Nov 12, 2009
i agree with wrote:
silent bob. the more free estimate the better. A friend of mine does excellent work, guarentees satisfaction, and is quick and very reasonable. I would be suprised if he isn't the lowest quoted price. call five-six-five, four-five-three-eight, and ask for rich. evenings would probably be best time.
There was a Rich that did work for us. I would highly recomend him if it is the same man.
Roofer

Asheville, NC

#12 Nov 12, 2009
Simple Answer wrote:
About $300 a sqare is the going rate. Variables would include roof pitch, how many layers of shingles need to be removed and does the sheeting under the shingles need to be replaced. Two solid roofing companies in this area are Stoner Roofing and Lee's Roofing. Good Luck! Not saying anything bad about the others but do have good first hand knowlege of the two mentioned.
$300 a square? Are you kidding me? Just how many roofs have you done for that amount? Doesn't sound like many at all. Roof pitch has absolutely nothing to do with it but the amount of layers does. The OP already said that all of the materials are supplied so where are your figures coming from?$300 a square would make their roof job $9,000 and to me that is fleecing the hell out of them.

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Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#13 Nov 12, 2009
Someone does not know the meaning of the expression "so much a square." You might want to define what a square is. One square foot? I hardly think so. Ten square feet? 10' x 10'= 100 square feet? Let's talk apples to apples.
Simple Answer

United States

#14 Nov 12, 2009
Roofer wrote:
<quoted text>$300 a square? Are you kidding me? Just how many roofs have you done for that amount? Doesn't sound like many at all. Roof pitch has absolutely nothing to do with it but the amount of layers does. The OP already said that all of the materials are supplied so where are your figures coming from?$300 a square would make their roof job $9,000 and to me that is fleecing the hell out of them.
So I guess you do not take into account pitch, that is fine. I will tell you though if you have a two story house with a 10/12 pitch versus say a 6/12 one story most roofers will price it differently. There is no doubt you can get it cheaper than $300 a square but is the roofer insured and licensed?
what

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Nov 12, 2009
I agree a "walkable roof" such as a ranch style house takes a whole lot less time to do, and usually is less. A 2 story with a steep pitch is harder and usually will cost more. Being licensed & insured should be a huge part of your decision of who is going to do the work on your home.
Simple Answer wrote:
<quoted text>
So I guess you do not take into account pitch, that is fine. I will tell you though if you have a two story house with a 10/12 pitch versus say a 6/12 one story most roofers will price it differently. There is no doubt you can get it cheaper than $300 a square but is the roofer insured and licensed?
what

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Nov 12, 2009
I think the $300 per square is labor & materials - otherwise yes it is high.
Roofer wrote:
<quoted text>$300 a square? Are you kidding me? Just how many roofs have you done for that amount? Doesn't sound like many at all. Roof pitch has absolutely nothing to do with it but the amount of layers does. The OP already said that all of the materials are supplied so where are your figures coming from?$300 a square would make their roof job $9,000 and to me that is fleecing the hell out of them.
Wrusty Wrench

Greenville, SC

#17 Nov 12, 2009
B-Town Business
ALL contractors must be REGISTERED with the City Engineers office, post a bond, and have proof of insurance.
Don't do business with an unregistered fly-by-night
if you do, don't come crying after you've been ripped off
Wite_Out

Marysville, OH

#18 Nov 12, 2009
$275 to $300 a zquare is right in line with reputable roofers in the area. Cheaper than that and buyer beware, no licence, no insurance, no credible warranties and shoddy work.
x-roofing customer

Saint Marys, OH

#19 Nov 14, 2009
PRO III roofing from Richwood works this area. They are Awesome. Total roof done in 1 day. Crew of 9 on same job. clean up is excellent. guarantee is awesome. 10 years on labor. if you have a shingle blow off just call. within 24 hours they are there at no charge. very reasonable rates and high quality work.
Lyla Burns

Salt Lake City, UT

#20 May 23, 2012
Thanks to everyone who has commented on this topic. I'm in the same situation as her daughter, and I don't want to be taken advantage of. I just want my roofing done good and right. http://northstar-exteriors.com Thanks again!

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