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Old 02-26-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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Bidding on a home that needs a 203k for repairs. Most likely the roof, at least. Would want a metal roof but under a tight budget. Does anyone have any honest, reliable roofers who will charge me a fair price for regular roofing?

It's a 1,890 sq ft house: anyone know roughly what I should be looking at cost-wise for that?

Ditto for furnace installation: honest contractors needed.

While we're at it, if approved for a 203k from the bank, anyone know if all repairs MUST be done using the 203k money? For example, if I want to buy the furnace separately on an installment plan with Home Depot, does it matter? I may not have enough for repairs as earmarked in the 203k and I am at my loan limit, this is why I ask.
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY (western NY)
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It's difficult to say exactly how much area your roof covers going only off of the square footage of the house, but assuming it's a typical split or colonial, you're probably looking at roughly 10k for a brand new tear-off roof. When it comes to a roof, you really don't want whoever is going to give you the lowest price, it's not an area to skimp on in quality just to save a buck. My brother did roofing and had his buddy give me a quick quote for half of my 1,600sq/ft split level, and it was going to be around 4 grand for labor and materials.

A furnace can be anywhere from 3 grand to 10 grand, it all depends on what exactly needs to be done and by whom. And definitely not an area I would skimp on by any means. One wrong connection somewhere and you're kissing your a$$ goodbye.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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Todd C. Kiley
Berkeley Heating and Cooling
(585) 943-2589
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:19 PM
Mvl
 
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Crossfield heating is a very reputable company that has been around for quite awhile.
(585) 872-4420
I highly recommend them.
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