That's difficult to answer. There are a variety of roofing materials, including composition shingles, cedar shake, PVC membrane (flat), and metal roofing. Price can also be affected by the quality of materials you choose. There are 30-year, 50-year, and lifetime roofing materials. The price also depends on the size & design of your home. Some homes have a very simple roof design, while others may have dormers, peaks and valleys, and other features that make the roofing system more complex. I've seen prices range from less than $20,000 to more than $50,000 for a typical single-family home. It all depends on the size, style, and quality of roofing materials you choose.... more
The values can very greatly based on requirements. Things to consider as someone who has rehabbed homes are plumbing costs if you plan on adding a bathroom upstairs.....electrical costs if your current sub-panel is older and not sufficient size or style (screw fuses, etc) to support the addition. Structural issues downstairs to support the addition could increase costs. To reduce costs in materials, look at the condition of rafters and ridge beams for re-use of some materials.
I would do you a tremendous disservice by rattling off a price range with so many variables, lack of knowledge of your requirements upstairs (2 bedrooms and a game room, or a bathroom, or you trying to put in a rentable apartment with a kitchen, etc) and lack of current structural, mechanical and electrical component knowledge. I would shop around, get recommendations and definitely get at least 2 or 3 estimates before committing to a contractor. Good luck.... more
Check around with various insurance companies. As you have a history of three claims over the three years, you will have to pay a very large insurance premium. It will not be a standard home owners policy . Good Luck... more
I spent many years working for property claims adjusters. My understanding is the binder is provided by your insurer whoever that may be. If that's the case, Allstate, Safeco, Chubb Group or whomever you apply ,for HO Insurance should be able to provide that to you.
Do you have coverage currently? Have you applied and been denied as a high risk or uninsurable property?
There are brokers who sell your coverage to say Lloyds of London etc. Maybe you need to call one of them?