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Question DetailsAsked on 1/30/2018

how much per foot does it cost to install a 4x8 sheet o f plywood or average cost per foot ?

I was asked to install plywood only someone else will install shingles

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It is dangerous to ask that sort of question here - get too low a number and you lose your shirt, too high and you do not get the job.

Quantity makes a big difference too - if entire roof is being resheathed you can figure tthe number of sheets needed for that, but if a "as needed" job as the shingles are removed can involve a number of runs to the store (assuming you have pickup or trailer able to handle full size sheets) so if that is the case count on a bunch more labor for materials runs.

How you are going to get the sheets up there is a factor too - especially if a small quantity and you do not have a helper.

And be sure it is clear who is removing and disposing of the shingles - are you coming in after the shingle removal but before reroofing ? That would be a bad situation because it prolong the period of time the roof is exposed to weather.

And be sure it is clear IN WRITING who is responsible for weatherproofing the area and when - does the roofer do it before you show up and you have to peel it back to remove the sheathing, or are you supposed to show up immediately after he has stripped the shingles and then he is supposed to come back immediately after you call to say you are done to put on protection (tarping or water barrier as applicable). This situation sounds like an invitation to trouble.

Be sure to get in writing what you are resheathing with too - type of material and thickness, and if treated or not. And be sure to use correct expansion gap around the sheathing.

Here are some previous questions with answers on the resheathing issue:

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