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    Replacing roof

    I needtoreplace roof in our house. Can anybody recommend some resonably priced roofing contractors in GTA?
    Generally, what is estimation cost of roof raplacing in 1850 sq ft house?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gibor365 View Post
    I needtoreplace roof in our house. Can anybody recommend some resonably priced roofing contractors in GTA?
    Generally, what is estimation cost of roof raplacing in 1850 sq ft house?
    It would certainly depend on whether it was a one or two story. It would also depend on how busy the roof was, i.e. dormers, number of peaks, etc.

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    I can recommend Roof-Tek Ontario Ltd. 416.580.6156 ask for Andras. PM me if you'd like any more details..

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    Toronto area roofing estimate
    http://www.sum-itroofing.ca/replace-roof.asp


    Good Ontario based listing of most reno costs
    http://www.ontariocontractors.com/costs.htm?printable=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by like_to_retire View Post
    It would certainly depend on whether it was a one or two story. It would also depend on how busy the roof was, i.e. dormers, number of peaks, etc.
    Just standard 2 story detached home.
    Usually I do research and raed reviews on homestars.com,,, for roofing there are about 15-20 companies with very similar rating.... so was womdering if anyone had good/bad experience with some of the companies.

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    Price will depend on type of roof. Asphault shingle?and quality. Rip off existing shingles or bang over?

    Some may depend on your expected remaining time in house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twa2w View Post
    Price will depend on type of roof. Asphault shingle?and quality. Rip off existing shingles or bang over?

    Some may depend on your expected remaining time in house.
    I suppose "Rip off existing shingles". Current roof is 17 years old and couple of years ago 5-7 shigles was replace by some contractor.

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    Did ours about 9 yrs ago. 2100. sq ft house with hightlights as follows:
    tear off old shake roof
    resheet with osb
    apply 30 lb felt to all valleys and eves
    apply 15 lb felt over rest of roof and deck
    install metal valleys
    install 30 yr fibreglass laminated shingles
    install raised ridgeglass capping
    install AF50 low profiil roof vents (I think ot was about a dozen)
    replace plumbing flashings
    install step and wall flashings (for chimney)
    clean up and haul away debris

    Pd $11,500. all in

    oops, thought it was done only about 4 yrs ago but decided to send it to you anyway. How time flies!

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    Gibor talk to Andras, tell him you want the old stuff removed and snow/ice shield underlay installed. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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    Be careful. Lots of shysters out there. Last time we replaced a roof it was somewhat entertaining. My spouse bore the brunt of most of the visits since she was home. We had four quotes. We needed to take off 2 layers of interlock shingles, add more vents, plus other usual roofing items/flashings.

    The highest quote came from someone who climbed on the roof for ten minutes, stamped around, and then gave DW a price. He told her to sign now (May)otherwise he could not schedule before the 'October/November rains'. DW got a low ball quote for someone else who did not think we had to take off the two existing layers of shingles. When questioned...he said that all that was needed was to 'snip off the curly bits' so the old shingles would not push up the new ones. He said no new vents required. We finally got someone recommended who did a great job.

    One of our neighbours went with the ball quote Sears quote. It was a disaster. Multiple trips back to fix problems. They re shingled their roof a few years later.

    These guys come and go like the wind. Get a recommendation from someone who had had work done in a professional manner. If you are going with shingles, check the bundles when they show up to ensure that you are getting the quality of shingle that you contracted for. No use paying for higher end shingles if the contractor does a bait and switch with cheaper product.

    The guarantee is not worth much. Many of these companies re-incorporate every few years or disappear altogether. The shingle warranty is typically pro rated and may not include the removal/replacement labour costs.

    If you go with a reputable company they will be around to service you for years to come. Our experience, several years after, was that when we had an issue they showed up quickly because we were a past customer. Worked out well when there was bad weather and everyone was scrambling to get a contractor.

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