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Roof Estimate (by Pat [VA]) Apr 20, 2019 6:35 AM
       Roof Estimate (by Jeff [OH]) Apr 20, 2019 7:04 AM
       Roof Estimate (by Richard [MI]) Apr 20, 2019 7:19 AM
       Roof Estimate (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 20, 2019 7:46 AM
       Roof Estimate (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 20, 2019 9:28 AM
       Roof Estimate (by Smokowna [MD]) Apr 21, 2019 3:11 PM
       Roof Estimate (by plenty [MO]) Apr 22, 2019 4:40 AM

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Roof Estimate (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 6:35 AM

Still working on deal with possible rental. Got figures from our roofer today, $6,400.00! He says it needs some plywood in places, I don't doubt him. We've had him to do 3 other houses for us, they were all 3,800.00 each. So, it is because house is larger, 2,400 sq ft ad says, house is chopped up/added onto, about 9 rooms, but totally weird layout. This is the one they are asking 76, but I offered 25, but upped it to 28. We did find out the well water has iron in it, so there is a filter & water is rusty looking. On the market for about 60 days, not looking for a rush on this one.

I liked the idea of turning it into a duplex, the only way to come out on this one. Main reason I was interested, property has 5 acres with it, 2 of which are across the road beside a rental we already own.

Roof Estimate (by Jeff [OH]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 7:04 AM

Around here we are paying $250-$350 a square for tear off/dimensional shingles. Amish are $250, large companies are $350.

Roof Estimate (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 7:19 AM

Chopped up and added onto places, in my experience, are money pits. Who knows how these additions and alterations were done and if they were done by competent workers.

Usually they are a mess. Bad wiring, poor roofs, and plumbing and more. Many, many problems.

I don't get involved. There are plenty of ways one story, basic places to do. --204.38.xx.x

Roof Estimate (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 7:46 AM

The roof price sounds very fair for the size you're dealing with.

Around here, most of the houses have been around since the 1940's, and there hasn't been a lot of choices for people to upgrade to when their needs change, so the houses usually get expanded over the years. Porches get enclosed and turned into rooms, additions get tacked on to give a few hundred more square feet of living space, and so on.

But I do agree that a lot of the expansion wasn't always carried out competently! :) It's important to open up the walls and see what you're dealing with.

Land is always a nice thing if you have a use you can put it to. Sometimes letting it work as a buffer is good. Sometimes using it to get an ag exemption is good. Sometimes building on it is good. And so on. :)

Good luck!

Roof Estimate (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 9:28 AM

A friend wanted to buy his second rental that also needed a new roof. He asked for my advice. I told him to get several professional written roofing estimates. Also for the estimates to estimate how many layers and the age of them. When the estimates came back, there were currently 3 layers and the first layer was an original roof.

So I told my friend that is most likely contains asbestos and would require special handling.

My friend got mad at me for string up a can of worms. I told my friend that he could use this "defect" and negotiate a better price.


Roof Estimate (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 3:11 PM

Reminds me of a house outside of Annapolis. Every time I walked from one room to another the ceiling was lower...there were four stages. Each addition was added and made to work with the previous roof line.

I too have grown bored of those houses that were added onto over and over again. I prefer to tear them apart to the studs and bring them up to my standards.

Have you also shopped for metal roofing as an alternative? --96.241.xx.xx

Roof Estimate (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 4:40 AM

What would you do with the land? --99.203.xx.xx

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