I am a first time home owner and now have to buy a new roof. I know I can call roofers to get an estimate but I'm not ready to deal with them yet. Right now I just want to start setting aside money for it so I can start getting bids maybe a year from now.
What can I expect to pay for a new roof on a 3200 sq ft house. It's a two story with a steep roof.
My house is 2350 sq ft on the first floor. Nine years ago my roof was a little over $000. This guy's price are very reasonable. My neighbor had a new roof and it was $14,000 so I called my guy and he said my roof replacement would now be $6,000 due to cost increases. Now he basically does replacements for insurance companies since his prices are great. His name is Jan and number is 281-236-2067. He has been doing this for well over 30 years.
I negotiated a decent deal with Wesco Roofing. In mid-2013, I had them do a High Definition 50yr roof on my 2,500 sqft 2-story house. Plus, I had them replace some (not all) of my siding and put solar screens on all of my windows. All of this combined was done for a LOT less than the prices I'm seeing on this thread. I promised them I wouldn't reveal the price, but give them a call and ask for Art. Oh... and get at least 3 quotes, and tell each company that they will be bidding against others.
Never, ever pay them up front. They will disappear. If they are legit, they will do the job and bill you. I have several friends who paid up front and the contractor disappeared. Believe me, even if you win in court, you will never collect. Also, my last contractor sub-contracted it out to some drunks. It almost never got done. Plus who do you sue if something goes wrong? Pay the extra money and get a reputable company, you can google them and see if they are legit. Bottom line is, if they are scumbags you will lose your money. And homeowners association dont care about that, they just want it fixed.
Watch whoever you use... On our old house we paid for roof to include new decking where needed and new felt (think that's what it's called, big black rolls). I took a day off to watch them, roofers never replaced the felt! Called main office on breach of contract and next day new roofers showed up with all new materials and replaced complete roof again!