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David, Home Buyer in Strauss

Roof replacement cost? 3500 sq foot Victorian era roof.

Asked by David, Strauss Mon Aug 4, 2008

I'd like to use 50 year architectural shingles which I have priced retail at $200 a square. Apparently there is cedar shake underneath the existing roof that will need to be removed and replaced with ply wood.

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It's always difficult to determine costs such as this, since there are so many variables. I would think that with the various things that you need replaced and repaired, it would be best to just talk with some different contractors. Then you could get different quotes on the cost and see what would be good for you. I'm sure that each contractor has a different price, so you'll not only want to look at price, but also their quality of service!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 30, 2015
call precise contracting to give a reasonable estimate
there website is

or just call @ 518-858-7694
ask for john
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 19, 2009
Here in CA :
50 Year Composition Roofing goes for $200 Per Square.
Tear off of existing & Haul Away goes for $40 Per Square.
More if you have 2 layers of roofing.

If your existing cedar shake roofing has "spaced sheeting" underneath it, It will have to be covered over with solid sheeting (plywood).

If you are going to undertake this adventure, I would suggest using the plywood sheeting with the Radiant Barrier to keep most of the heat out of your attic and house.

Hope this helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 20, 2009
there are many material differences...looks for a roofer with many years of experience...from a pricing point, I would be wary of a lowball...but you need to compare all aspects to make a good descision that you willl be happy with

ps: a guarantee is only as good as long as the company is still in business! beware of long term guarantee
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 29, 2009
The best advice is to interview a few contractors and work with someone you feel very comfortable with..reputation and previous customers will tell you much! Your roof is a very important component keeping you and your belongings protected and safe. If not done properly it can become very expensive...and every job is different depending on roof design, complexity and access. You will most likely recieve a wide range of pricing and the most important consideration should ba that the job is done correctly!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 15, 2009
My guess is your roofing contractor will figure 25% material, 25% tear-off, 25% install, 25% profit/overhead.

Adders will be replacing any rotted underlayment, rotted fascia, ice/water barrier, lots of stepped flashed walls, valleys etc. extremley steep pitches.

If you are going to put a 50 year shingle make sure the flashing used will last at least as long (aluminum coil stock probably won't)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 6, 2008
Sounds like 10-20 grand plus material and disposal fees.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 6, 2008
Try Jerome roofing
518 383-3537
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 4, 2008
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