At 25 years on a 30 year roof, we had spots with very little gravel and we decided it was time for a new roof (it was more important than the new flooring we’d been considering for this year). The two major decisions were using painted steel or shingles and which roofer to use. After researching it and considering our wooded location, we decided on painted steel with a 40 year warranty so I went to the local company that makes the roofing and got the names of three installers they would recommend. They each gave me a bid for both metal and 40 year shingles (about $1000 cheaper) and some homes we could look at to see their work and look at colors – we knew we did not want one of the bright ones and it’s better to see a whole roof rather than just a small sample.
Of the three bids, which were pretty close, we opted to stick with our metal decision and go with the middle bidder (Valley Vista Construction) as I felt the best about him personally. If you are considering a metal roof, our cost to remove the old roof, clean up and haul off, replace any damaged wood, and install felt and roofing with a two year installation warranty was $272/square or $2.72.sq.ft.
So they showed up at 9am on the coldest day of the fall at 22F (8 degrees below normal) and began the removal process – note the frost.
Garage partially complete
Felt down or back of garage (actually reinforced plastic)
Unfortunately they only got in 1½ days of work before the rains came so they weatherproofed everything and resumed work after three days. Finally the rain quit and they showed up at first light to work all day without a break to finish up in one day and I believe it looks good.
The real test will come when it gets leak tested over the winter but I am optimistic.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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