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Question DetailsAsked on 4/17/2012

How much to replace a 2500 square foot roof Melbourne, Florida

Looking to get my shingles replaced

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How much does a car cost? - See you can't answer that question either. Is it a 2 seater or 4 seater? Mercedes Benz or Hyundia? Compact or SUV? Too many variables to answer such a broad question.

I don't work anywhere near Florida but I suspect every professional roofer nationwide will approach each project about the same. How tall is it? How cut up is it? How many existing layers? What about flashings? What about ventilation? What is my access for tear off debris? What is my access for loading material? What about bushes to protect? All of these variables are factors in determining price, and none have really anything to do with the products you choose.

Then we must consider the obvious. Cheap commodity shingle or something a little more designer, or somewhere in between? Minimum code roof or something that exceeds minimum code?

Your best bet is contact 3 local contractors who have been around longer than 3 years, who have good reputations with Angies LIst and the BBB (FYI when checking the BBB don't pay any attention to their rating, simply see how many complaints they have. If more than 2 or 3 watch out!). Ask each one to explain to you what needs to be done and to put it in writing. Don't sign anything until you are absolutely ready to hire someone and don't be pressured into signing. Take a few days to compare the estimates you've got and make sure they are basically apples to apples and basically what you think you need.

Don't base your hiring on price. At the end of the day hire whom you trust the most even if that person is the most expensive.


Answered 8 years ago by ReliableAmericanRoof

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