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Question DetailsAsked on 2/7/2017

what is the average cost for installing 1036 square feet in Lakewood California

Tear off, Attached garage house , Color: Brown wood same color for jacks & caps, 50 feet Ridge vent

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Not sure if you are talking normal asphalt composition shingles here, or stained wood shingles or shakes - for the former there are a lot of previous similar questions with responses in the Home > Roofing link under Browse Projects, at lower left - not very many on wood roofing.

Asphalt composition shingle reroof commonly about $3 something per SF on the cheapest end in very low labor cost areas (not yours, sorry) and with blow-and-go contractors, to $5-8/SF range more normally for normally used shingle typess on normal roof, on up to around $8-12/SF for highest grade shingles, special hurricane or hail resistant shingles, or complex roof geometry.

Wood shingles/shakes commonly more in the $5-8/SF range for shingles, and $7-10/SF for shakes - but varies of course depending on how commonly wood roofing is in your area. Bear in mind if in wildfire area both local regulations, and insurance company requirements, regarding fireproof chemical treatment of the roofing materials, and wind-blown ember resistant ridge ventsif applicable for your area.

Both these assume tearoff down to the sheathing (plywood or OSB) but no repair needed to sheathing or roof framing - though that should certainly be inspected from the underside BEFORE the job is scoped out to be sure you do not encounter major repair needs as the roofing is already stripped off.

I would expect the painting of hoods, caps, pipes and caps to be about $150-300 extra for the normal number - though an easy DIY thing if you are not adverse to roofs. My favorite paint for that - Sears Weatherbeater 20 year Ultra Latex Exterior Satin - bonds to reasonably washed clean metal and plastic well with long life. Needs two coats to cover right on metal or plastic, so unless DIY'ing it or hiring a separate handyman or painter (making sure they are careful not to spill on the new roofing) will mean the roofing contractor has to send someone by another day to do the second coat - something they may balk at because it breaks up their crew unless you are willing to wait a week or so till they have a day they finish early. Should NOT be painted in early morning when theremight be dew on the surfaces.

On the painting - if you are going to have them putting in dripedge or exposed flashing you probably want that painted too - so consider ALL then things you want painted up front and get it into the scope of work.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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