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Question DetailsAsked on 9/15/2017

Labor cost for felt and three tab shingles on 1 story home per square in Wichita falls TX

I have all materials and tear off completed

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Hard to tell, considering you have taken away probably 3/4 of the contrator's potential revenue on the job, so they may charge you significantly more than they normally would just to take your job. Taking the roof off unless Harvey pretty much had it mostly off anyway is risky, not having a contractor already on tap to do the reroof - with the flow of roofers to the hurricane areas it might be months before you find a qualified one willing to do a partial job. You may find yourself stuck with a very small local outfit or a handyman or such given the double hurricane demand - a LOT of contractors are sending most of the crews into the wowrst hit hurricane areas.

Normally - in the ballpark of $1-3/SF (that is square feet of area being roofed, not the "reale state" square footage of your home) for the reroof, not including any tearoff or disposal costs - in your area I would expect $1.50/SF or less.

Note you have not said anything about tearoff debris removal, or installation of flashing, drip edge, etc - don't forget if doing a "finish the job" contract that it clearly spells out the entire scope of work, because you cannot just say something like (replace shingles and all associated items including all water barrier elements" like you could on a normal reroof.

Also be sure to spell out what materials you are providing and make him responsible for everything else - because most people don't realize you are talking typically about 20 thypes of materials for a reroof job - not only the shingles and moisture barrier but roof-edge ice and water shield, flashing, drip edge, vent roof jacks, bathroom/kitchen vent hoods, ridge vent and end caps, large-ring nails for the barrier, roofing staples or nails, edge shingle adhesive, consumable toolslike cutoff knife blades, etc, etc, etc. And of course staples and nails have to be compatible with the contractor's staple and nail guns.

Also, since you have it torn off, be sure to specify in the contract from what point in time the contractor becomes responsible for keeping the roof dry until roofing is completed.

Here are a couple of links to related questions with answers, FYI:

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