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armandochave…, Home Owner in 60625

Roofing a Deck in Chicago

Asked by armandochavez28, 60625 Sat Jan 12, 2013

We added a bedroom to our two story home about 15 years ago. The addition was done to the 1st floor, and above the bedroom was a deck for the 2nd floor. When we had the addition built, it was done with the intention of eventually adding a 2nd bedroom above it, so the foundation is good to go. We're hoping to do this in stages, and we want to add a roof to the 2nd floor deck now. What cost am I looking at per square foot for adding a roof to an open deck?

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I am having a deck added onto my home and will need to get it roofed as well. I would recommend looking into a few different options before you make the decision. I hope both our roofing jobs have a good turnout.

http://www.darnellroofing.com/Services
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 5, 2014
I have been needing to get my roof repaired for quite a while now and we have been doing a lot of research about which is our best option. We think we know what shingles we want to replace our old ones and we have some friends who have referred us companies that they have used. We are hoping to get this done before any big winter storms hit us.

http://www.mainlineroofing.ca/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 3, 2014
I think it really depends on the materials used as well as how difficult it might be to connect to the rest of the house. Your best bet would be to talk to a contractor. They would know what materials you would likely use as well as how hard it might be to do the work. It shouldn't be an extremely costly job, but it would be good to get a professional opinion on the topic.
http://www.allamericanroofing.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 1, 2014
You need to have good roofing to make sure you don't get any water damage. I would check the roof at least once a year to check that everything it all good. It's probably a good idea to check other things on your house as well. http://www.cooperroofing.com
Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014
It depends on material. There are some really fancy shingles out there. You can go for something showy like copper or something space-age like interlocking shingles. Going as cheap as possible, it shouldn't be too bad.
http://www.fivestarroofs.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 19, 2014
It depends on what kind of roofing you want to use. Different types of roofing provide different benefits and drawbacks. Are you planning on having it professionally done? This will boost the price but is a very good investment! http://www.amickroofing.com/about.asp
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 29, 2014
That is a good point to bring up about the kind of roofing. Materials is a lot of the cost when doing a roofing project. Of course the labor will also be a part of the bill, but that is a fixed thing. Be sure you know what you want.
http://dsbahr.com
Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014
Ask your neighbors if they have had their roofs expanded. They might be able to give you a ballpark figure. I would also suggest getting several quotes. Most contractors will give free estimates.

http://awkuettel.com/services/roofing/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 29, 2014
I agree, Eugene. There is lots of information available if you just ask around. Like you said, getting several quotes is a good idea because it will help you be sure you are getting the best deal for the roof. Different roofing companies will charge differently, especially depending on the type of supplies they use to install the roof.

http://www.dillydoor.com/roofs/
Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014
It all depends on how the roof is going to look. There are some designs that are more expensive than others. It also depends on if you are getting a roof guarantee or not. I've heard that some contractors can guarantee their roofs from ten to thirty years. I am also looking to get a roof done but I know they can get really expensive so I'm holding off. http://www.lucasroofing.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 22, 2014
The cost is going to depend on the materials and the contractor you use, or whether you plan to do it yourself. Square footage is one important variable, but there are many others. The cost will also vary depending on where you live. Materials may cost different amounts in different areas of the country. http://www.tsimpsonroofing.ca/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 26, 2014
The cost all depends on what type of material you use and how much of it you need. Also, different companies charge differently so that will have an effect on the total cost. It would be smart to call different companies to get quotes from them. You can then decide which material would be best for your budget.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 13, 2014
It depends on your area and size of project. It might not be very cheap so just be aware of that. My neighbors built a roof over their deck but I'm not sure what they paid.

Will Jenkins | http://www.americanroofingrepair.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 1, 2014
It really just depends on the companies that are in your area. You can call around to get a few quotes and see what the average is in your area. It also depends on what type of roofing you want to install.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 27, 2014
Not sure what the cost would be honestly. I'm curious to find out though. Personally, I'd expect it to be a pretty stiff cost but who knows, I've been proven wrong before!

Will Jenkins | http://dover-roofing.com/roofing/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 4, 2014
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