How much is a roof replacement on a Victorian home in San Francisco?

Asked by Garytgardner2009, New York, NY Mon Oct 29, 2012

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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Tue Oct 30, 2012
As pointed out below, there is no way to give an intelligent answer without knowing more. size, type of roofing, and condition of support structure have huge impact on costs. Get some estimates from licensed roofing contractors. If you'd like a referral contact info is below.

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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Thu Oct 30, 2014
It's going to depend on a number of factors. You should talk to a roofer and get a quote. Generally with roofing if you know what you want the price will be similar no matter who does it. You still might be able to get a good deal by looking around a bit for quotes.
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Is it an old house, or is it just Victorian styled? I think if it's a newer house it would be cheaper to get the roofing redone. I would get in contact with your local roofing contractor and see if they can't get you an estimate. It shouldn't be too expensive.
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There are a lot of factors that would be taken into consider when doing a roofing project. The complexity of the roof is a big part of that. There are plenty of roof I have seen that help me know that I could never be a professional roofer.
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Zach Thalman, , Midwest, WY
Mon Oct 27, 2014
The cost of replacing a roof really depends on how big the roof is as well as the materials you want to replace it with. You end up having to make a judgment call or having to call someone to get an estimate. I would make sure you do that before you call a roofing contractor. It will give you a heads up on the amount you will be paying.

Zach |
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Derrick Sly, Home Buyer, Albuquerque, NM
Thu Oct 23, 2014
Roof replacement involves a lot of fine labor, safety precautions, and materials. There are probably a few things that are more expensive to fix but I don't know what they are. Our roof gave out last winter. It warmed up and we've been putting it off. We really need to get it patched up again before next winter rolls around.
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Javier Monti…, Agent, Covina, CA
Sun Oct 12, 2014
It depends on a number of things such as materials, size etc... As others have mentioned, you should probably get 3 different estimates from licensed roofers... you can also try checking on yelp.
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Sam Shueh, , San Jose, CA
Sun Oct 12, 2014
what is the size of upper floor? Slope, turrets....
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Caleb Hart, Renter, Orem, UT
Fri Oct 3, 2014
I have been looking into replacing the roof on my home before I sell it. I feel like it will up the resale value and attract more buyers. I just don't know how much it's going to cost and I'm afraid to ask. I hear that roofs can be good for anywhere between ten to thirty years. Does anybody have more information about that?
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Sam Shueh, , San Jose, CA
Sat Aug 30, 2014
what size? Metal, shake roof,warranty time etc? These are not meant for every roofer.
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davis-partri…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Fri Aug 29, 2014
That would depend on several different factors. First, what materials do you want to use? Are you planning on slate, metal, or another roofing material? It would also depend on the size of the roof and the rates of the company.
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You are right, Davis. It is impossible to give you an estimate without more specific information. In reality, you want to get in-person quotes so the contractors can more accurately visualize your requirements. Get several consultations to keep everybody honest.
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Tim Johnson, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Tue Aug 19, 2014
You'd have to ask someone who does roofing the specifics. It will depend on square footage and type of roofing you want. There are a lot of options from metal to fiberglass roofs. Ask someone who you would trust to do it to give you an estimate and go from there.
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Ryan Rudnick, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Thu Jul 31, 2014
As others mentioned, this is a question that can vary greatly depending on the specifics of the home and type of roof.

Repairs can be inexpensive - as little as $5,000 depending on roof type and amount of repair needed, and full replacement can be as much as $50,000, again depending on the type of roof, size, and location (some areas may be more difficult to get materials to, and therefore take longer or be more expensive to replace).

I work on renovations in SF regularly and would be happy to help out with the process or recommend some architects, structural engineers and contractors that would be able to get the job done for you.

Hope this helps!
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Wed Jun 19, 2013
Tough question based on the amount of information provided. There are so many variables that need to be considered.

square footage
degree of difficulty
amount of roof decking needed to be replaced
type of replacement roof used etc.

The fact that the home is a Victorian and located in San Francisco are not instrumental in determining the cost of replacing the roof. So essentially, you are asking us to provide an estimate for "replacing a roof" with no supportive details.

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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Tue Oct 30, 2012
somewhere between $10,000 and $40,000:
so many variables!
why not ask for a referral in San Francisco, (never call it Frisco!)

Good luck and may God bless
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FACT! SF locals absolutely hate Frisco, it's almost as bad as "San Fran"...blech!
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Sally Rosenm…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Tue Oct 30, 2012
I agree. I just want to add that there is a difference in costs if you need to totally replace the roof (which you are questioning) and/or if you are able to just add a new layer. (If you have 2 layers now, you will need to totally replace your roof.)

Lots of good roofers in San Francisco. You can go to my website and look under RESOURCES for a number of roofers. Get 2-3 estimates.

Good luck,
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Maria Gilda…, Agent, Manchester, CT
Tue Oct 30, 2012
I have to concur with Dan. The only best way to determine the costs is to get estimates from some licensed roofing contractors.

Good Luck
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Dan Tabit, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Mon Oct 29, 2012
This is a very broad question. The cost will depend upon the size of the roof, the materials you select, the pitch of the roof complexity of the specific home. A Victorian style home often has a number of different ridges which would also add to the complexity and cost.
My suggestion would be to contact a couple of local roofing companies in San Francisco give them the address and request a bid. If they need access that you can't provide, request a range of costs depending on the details once they are finalized. This will give you the details you need to make your decision. I hope this helps.
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