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pphalen14 Sep 2011 12:19 p.m. PST

I just got a $14,700 quote for a new roof, and gutters. That is for 30 Year shingles, with a $300 USD option for lifetime shingles. For a job that price, why wouldn't you just bury that in the price and leave it as is?

Plus, he is $2,000 USD more expensive than the guy already offering the lifetime shingles as their basic delivey?

Just plain weird…

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2011 12:39 p.m. PST

What does a metal roof cost? It would last for the life of the house.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2011 2:12 p.m. PST

Different contractors have different overhead and price points, and profits they are willing to take. I am a commercial estimator, I see it every day.

quidveritas Inactive Member14 Sep 2011 2:40 p.m. PST

Sometimes there are insurance considerations and you might have to pick up the additional $300 USD yourself.

Do you really think shingles will last a life time? Well I guess it depends on how old you might be -- or who's life we are talking about . . .

Sorry, its an attorney thing.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Sep 2011 3:21 p.m. PST

What does a metal roof cost?

Varies, depending on the metal chosen.

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The Dozing Dragon14 Sep 2011 3:45 p.m. PST

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Waco Joe14 Sep 2011 3:53 p.m. PST

It may also depend on how busy he is. He may already have enough jobs to keep his crews busy but if you are willing to meet the premium price he'll bump someone who is paying less.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2011 2:32 a.m. PST

Do you not have roof-tiles in America? They are very durable.

pphalen15 Sep 2011 5:02 a.m. PST

Different contractors have different overhead and price points, and profits they are willing to take. I am a commercial estimator, I see it every day.

OH, I get that part and didn't even mean that I wanted him to eat the difference, I was more wondering why not just quote me 15K without the option.

As far as "lifetime" goes, there is a pro-rated scale of what is covered, but the biggest chunk is the labor.

That said, $300 USD over 30 year shingles, makes me wonder how much the depreciation of "lifetime" would if I had a claim in 31 years?

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member15 Sep 2011 6:22 p.m. PST

30 year shingles don't last 30 years, I don't care what they say. Look into a tin roof while you're at it.
I don't know how big or steep your roof is, but 15k sounds like a lot, unless there's replacement of the plywood and such.

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