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Unread 04-03-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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Default How much does a new roof cost?

I'm in the King of Prussia area with a 2,400 sf home. I have no idea how much they go for- any opinions? Thanks!
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Unread 04-04-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: WNC
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what kind of roofing? In most areas now, metal roofing is cheaper than shingles, and if you buy a quality metal roofing panel, there is no advantage buying shingles over metal, unless you simply dont like the look of metal.


one thing I forgot to mention is that alot of metal panels(depends on the color) are energy star rated and will be eligible for a tax credit.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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We're looking at shingles. I'm not opposed to metal but we'd be the only house in the neighborhood with it.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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We have a 2,278 sq ft one story house with a hip roof, three car garage and 12x15 covered porch that we had reroofed last year with regular asphalt shingles for about $17,000, including tear off of old roof.

Had about a 1,400 sq ft roof with a two car garage done four years ago for about $8,500.

Hopefully there are no more hail storms in my immediate future.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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We have a 2,278 sq ft one story house with a hip roof, three car garage and 12x15 covered porch that we had reroofed last year with regular asphalt shingles for about $17,000, including tear off of old roof.

Had about a 1,400 sq ft roof with a two car garage done four years ago for about $8,500.

Hopefully there are no more hail storms in my immediate future.
Holy moly. Now I'm real glad I live in earthquake country instead of hail and tornadoes. Ouch!!

Roof costs are much cheaper out here.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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we had our roof done about 5 or 6 years ago. just totally reshingled. all the old torn off, a few new roof vents and the cost was around $5000. our home is a two story home.
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Unread 04-05-2010, 12:17 AM
 
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We paid close to 6k several years back. Used a good shingle. It will depend on the going rates in your area. Not fun to pay for unfortunately.
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Unread 04-05-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I see you already posted your question on the Philly forum- That was my first suggest.
As you can see cost can vary across the country.
Here's some info I posted awhile back (use the "search this forum" box, the subject has been cover several times before):
Some general info:
Roofing is sold by the square (100sq/ft). One square is three bundles.
Installers charge by the square- tearing off or installing.
Then there's extras; like any pitch over 10. Ridge vents, turtle backs, membrane for valleys or for ice dam protection. Some installers even charge for step flashing.
Usually, the haul away is a separate line item- but not always. Sometimes it's included in the tear off price.
Also, not knowing the condition of the decking may also escalate the price. There maybe sections that will need replacing. Usually, installers will give an allowance of about 96sq/ft- 3 sheets of OSB/plywood.


This should at least give you an idea of what they're looking at-
Remember, get at least 3 bids and make an educated decision.
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Unread 04-05-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the info!
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Unread 04-06-2010, 04:18 AM
 
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Just did mine 6 months ago, used all owens Corning product, upgraded to archatectural shingles, snow sheild was installed, about 2500 sq ft, 2 storry with several peaks, dormers, etc....

$10,500
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