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Question DetailsAsked on 2/23/2015

How much should I typically pay a contractor to remove and replace a 3000 square foot asphalt mansard roof in Va.

1. Tear-off existing roof and install 3,000 sq. ft. of Lifetime Architectural shingles.
2. Inspect roof decking for damaged plywood and replace as necessary.
3.Replacement of damaged plywood upon tear-off of existing roof
3. Install 30 lb. felt underlayment.
4. Install aluminum drip edge, step flashings, and apron flashings according to codes.
5. Install CertainTeed “winter guard” ice & water shield (CCW WIP 100) on eaves.
6. Install ridge vent
7. Install new flashing on brick chimney.
8. Install new tool pipe collars ov
9. starter shingles,
10. Ice and water shield,
11. Pipe boots
13. Installation of hip and ridge cap shingles
14. Installation of all new chimney flashing

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Your list has a few duplicates but very nice rough scope of work. (Duplicates - 3 is included in 2, two #3's in list but no #12, 14 would be included in 4, 10 appears to be included in 5, 11 and 8 appear to be the same thing


Be careful on the "as required by code" - very little of what you have in your list is specifically or universally required by code - under the basic IRC valley flashing or water shield (in a woven valley) and cheap shingles with 15# tarpaper would suffice in many areas, so don't count on code. If you were going to reference something (though even that does not require everythying you list) go by the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) Roofing Manual - though even most of the things in there are "recommendations", not required, and deals more with methods and fastening and such than with materials. So if you want it, spell it out in the scope of work in the contract.


You can get some idea of general costs in the prior questions with responses in the Home > Roofing link in Browse Projects at lower left - including some discussion of brand/grade of shingle (add to your list), types of underlayment (and the fact true 15# and 30# aren't really used any more and 30# is prohibited by some manufacturers due to bulging and creasing issues), types and effectiveness of different kinds of ridge vents, and of course some ballpark cost info.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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