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the roofing thread

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by David Puddy, Apr 20, 2022.

  1. David Puddy

    yeah, that's right

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    I have a garage roof and a shed roof off the house that need to be re shingled.

    The main roof of the house is a typical 3 tab shingle done about 10 years ago and is holding up just fine.
    i'm open to doing the garage and the shed roof in a synthetic/metal material.

    who's upgraded their roof in the last few years with the latest and greatest, and what pro's/cons do you have
     
  2. Boots

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    My neighbor got a quote for a metal roof recently and I guess the price was bonkers due to material cost increases.
     
  3. Wayne

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    I had my house/dbl garage done in metal in Oct, cost me $17k (they installed it over the old shingles and put in a ridge vent). Down side is even with ice bars it does like to drop huge piles of ice/snow at random times and scare the shit out of us...especially when it lands on our sunroom.

    I can find some other pics if you want, zoomed this in from a recent photo

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  4. Boots

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    any worry of the sunroom getting damaged?
     
  5. Wayne

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    Yes...the ice rake was supposed to prevent it, but my experience is no so much. Survived this winter fine, but yes... definitely risk.
     
  6. Boots

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    it does look like it could take a beating. Maybe some extra ice bars or something? Seems like it'd be hard to prevent
     
  7. HairyAss

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    I am getting a new roof put on our cottage in the next couple weeks - going with standard shingles. I’ve had metal roofs in the past and the upkeep on them in the winter with ice and snow was always a huge hassle.
     
  8. David Puddy

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    17k i hope you got standing seam and corrugated

    i'm not a fan of doing it over the shingles, that's lazy imo. you have no way to inspect the roof deck doing it that way
     
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  9. Boots

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    I always wonder with a metal roof and getting to my chimney to clean it...or installing solar. Probably both non issues but I know little about metal roofing
     
  10. Wayne

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    Nope...would have been way more. The quotes I got were insane even for shingles.
     
  11. RoryTate

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    I had my roof done less than two weeks ago. Went with a 'premium' shingle, cost $6.5k. We had priced it last fall before prices went too bonkers. Quoted metal at the same time for $15k for the same job, opted for shingles as I doubt we'll be living here the next time it needs to be done.
     
  12. Wayne

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    I was quoted $13k avg for shingles
     
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    ewww i was going to do a metal roof this summer.....maybe not at those prices
     
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  14. Boots

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    Yeah I want to say my neighbor was quoted close to 20K
     
  15. David Puddy

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    i priced out just the materials at scotia metals this morning and it was $5k just for 550 sq feet.
    i'm using a premium shingle and ice and water shielding the whole roof for $1500
     
  16. Cheddar

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    If you’re planning on covering the whole roof in ice and water, make sure you put underlayment down on top of it.
     
  17. David Puddy

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    for sure. even if you do the perimeter you still have to overlap the I&W with the underlayment.
     
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  18. SilverMan

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    I shingled my house about 3 years ago with a premium architectural shingle for about $29.00 a bundle. I built a new garage last year and used the same shingles from Kent and they were around $30.00 a bundle. Other building materials have changed quite a bit, but roofing materials other than metal have remained pretty consistent. Mind you I haven't looked at the prices since the fall, so they may have changed again.
     
  19. David Puddy

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    premium Arch shingles are going for about $35 a bundle it seems now
     

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