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We got our first roof estimate back yesterday... at just short of $9000 I'm still suffering from sticker shock. We have another roofer coming to assess the job today, but I'm imagining we are probably looking at the same ballpark. This certainly tempts one to try the home handyman route, but while I know roofing is something some especially handy homeowners can actually accomplish, I am pretty confident that my lack of confidence in my skills in this area is quite well founded.

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50. Roofing Redux Apr 29, 2004, 12:51 jack shiznit
 
Apparently I'm more tired than I thought, because I meant to add:

The numbers in my estimate are close, but almost surely wrong, so don't pay too much attention to specifics. It's meant to give you an idea of what a good estimate looks like in format.

12 Squares is a small roof. 20 is maybe average 3 bedroom 2000 sqft ranch house. $9000 might not be a bad deal for that, but $9000 to fix a 30' by 30' area is definitely a rip (for 3-tab shingles). You weren't specific though.

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