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\r\n I needtoreplace roof in our house. Can anybody recommend some resonably priced roofing contractors in GTA?
\r\nGenerally, what is estimation cost of roof raplacing in 1850 sq ft house?\r\n
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    \r\n Quote Originally Posted by gibor365\r\n View Post\r\n
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    I needtoreplace roof in our house. Can anybody recommend some resonably priced roofing contractors in GTA?
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    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.\r\n
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    \r\n I can recommend Roof-Tek Ontario Ltd. 416.580.6156 ask for Andras. PM me if you\'d like any more details..\r\n
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    \r\n Quote Originally Posted by Dilbert\r\n View Post\r\n
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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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    How do you know this guy? I couldn\'t find any review on the Internet for this company. And on website they have "Eavestrough and rain gutter installation " , not roof replacement ....\r\n
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    \r\n Quote Originally Posted by gibor365\r\n View Post\r\n
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    How do you know this guy? I couldn\'t find any review on the Internet for this company. And on website they have "Eavestrough and rain gutter installation " , not roof replacement ....
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    I sent you a PM.\r\n
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    \r\n Toronto area roofing estimate
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    \r\nGood Ontario based listing of most reno costs
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    \r\n Quote Originally Posted by like_to_retire\r\n View Post\r\n
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    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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    Just standard 2 story detached home.
    \nUsually 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.\r\n
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    \r\n Price will depend on type of roof. Asphault shingle?and quality. Rip off existing shingles or bang over?
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    \r\n Quote Originally Posted by twa2w\r\n View Post\r\n
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    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.\r\n
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    From what all the roofers I have spoken to have said, stay away from IKO and BP shingles. GAF, Owens Corning and CertainTeed are the brands to stick with.
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    There was a lawsuit related to IKO shingles due to their failure. I shingled my parents house and a year later on a windy day they lost 30 or so shingles...and not due to a poor instillation.
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    \r\nI found out about the lawsuit, but they refused to pay because they weren\'t installed by a "professional" roofer. That was pure BS because the failure had nothing to do with the installation....the shingles tore off and left a little bit under the nails, all of which were still holding. It wasn\'t an installation failure, it was a shingle failure.\r\n
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    There was a lawsuit related to IKO shingles due to their failure. I shingled my parents house and a year later on a windy day they lost 30 or so shingles...and not due to a poor instillation.
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    Oh absolutely. I think every manufacturer of shingles has had/does have a lawsuit against them. It is nothing out of the ordinary.
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      Quote Originally Posted by AltaRed View Post
      They have their downsides too. Really noisy in a big rainstorm, never mind a hailstorm. My bro has had to replace some of his twice due to hailstones as big as golfballs. Consider polymer 'shingles' as an alternative to asphalt. One brand name is from EnviroShakes (am giving them some consideration for a roof replacement this year).
      We went with a stone coated metal shingle, so it's not noisy during a rain storm.

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