Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - How much would a standard roof cost on a one story 3200sq ft house cost on average? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate These are some of the best ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ These are some of the best non-answers to be found on the internet. Great job. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-11-08T17:57:00Z Before obtaining bids, it's ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ Before obtaining bids, it's important to know what's most important to you - are you looking for the absolute lowest price to get you by for now?&nbsp; Are you looking to stay in the home indefinitely and want the roof to last for several decades?&nbsp; Is the manufacturer and workmanship warranty important to you?&nbsp; Knowing your priorities ahead of time will be helpful in selecting the right contractor for you.<br/><br/>Many people obtain several bids and are surprised at the price differences, not realizing that they're likely comparing apples to oranges.&nbsp; Your roof is an important investment, so take the time to learn what it is you're getting for your hard-earned money and make sure the contractor explains everything included in the bid.&nbsp; If one seems extremely lower than the rest, there's probably a reason - either you're not getting everything that's included in the other bids, or perhaps they're cutting corners elsewhere, such as hiring unskilled laborers to save money.<br/><br/>To assist you in knowing what type of questions to ask, we have included this <a href="http://goldroof.com/products-services/how-we-stand-apart" rel="nofollow">printable bid comparison checklist</a> on our website. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-09-30T16:41:00Z Its very important to get ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ Its very important to get several bids and compare what you are getting. &nbsp;I have clients that have received estimates double or triple what was required. &nbsp;Don't be afraid to ask around.<br/><br/>Aaron Scott<br/>Rodeo Realty<br/><em>[deleted by Zillow&nbsp; moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-09-27T22:34:00Z We got a $10,000.00 estimate ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ We got a $10,000.00 estimate for a 2,000 square foot home and that was from a friend. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-03-14T15:33:00Z 3200 sq ft of home does not ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 3200 sq ft of home does not give enough information to the sq footage of roof to be reroofed.<br/>First things first, only allow licensed&nbsp;and insured qualified contractors up on your roof to do a field measurement and takeoff of materials needed for your job....at that time they may also update you to conditions you cannot see from the ground, such as dryrot in the fascia and eaves/overhang areas, problems with gutters, paint&nbsp;and such.(it is best not to put GOOD WORK over POOR&nbsp; existing conditions)<br/>From there you should be able to compare bids with all work and material&nbsp;included and sq footage being equal. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-02-21T18:19:00Z [self promotion deleted by ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ <em>[self promotion deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a> for posting guidelines]</em> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-02-18T20:16:00Z When getting quotes, there ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ When getting quotes, there are several things to remember, including:<br/><br/>* Ask questions until you feel satisfied you fully understand what they are offering.<br/><br/>* They should be able to provide you proof they are licensed and insured.<br/><br/>* Do your homework - research the companies online.&nbsp; How long have they been in business (you want someone established that will be there down the road in case you have any problems.)&nbsp; What is their Better Business Bureau rating?&nbsp; Are there reviews about them on sites like Angie's List or Yelp?&nbsp; Verify their license online at <a href="https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/CheckLicense.aspx" rel="nofollow">https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/CheckLicense.aspx</a><br/><br/>* For more tips, see <a href="http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Consumers/HireAContractor/" rel="nofollow">http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Consumers/HireAContractor/</a><br/><br/><strong>REMEMBER</strong>:&nbsp; Not all estimates are equal.&nbsp; Prices will vary for several reasons so make sure you're comparing apples to apples.&nbsp; What materials are they going to use?&nbsp; Do they offer a manufacturer's warranty and a workmanship guarantee?&nbsp; Lowest price doesn't always equal the best value for your money, and on bids that are significantly lower, you need to ask yourself what corners they may be cutting to be able to offer such a low price.&nbsp; Remember the old adage "You get what you pay for".<br/><br/>Your roof is your home's first line of defense against the elements&nbsp; - invest wisely. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-02-13T18:28:00Z If you are getting this done, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ If you are getting this done, be sure that a complete tear off down to the decking is included. This really is a new roof at that point, and treated as such by insurance companies when insuring the home. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-02-13T01:08:00Z The thing to remember on ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ The thing to remember on roofing is that there are overhangs, slopes and overlaps. Trying to do a quick estimates of the number of squares of roofing you have is trickier than it looks. Trust me, my degree and background are in architecture, I've drawn dozens and dozens of remodel projects, and it is trickier than it seems.<br/><br/>One of the easiest ways to to get started might be to call Home Depot, their Home Services department will happily come and give you an estimate. You can expect premium products and usually a good installation by local roofers, but at a&nbsp;pricey&nbsp;number usually (maybe $28,000+ on the roof you're talking about - without seeing the pitches, etc.)... but hey, they offer excellent financing! &nbsp;<br/><br/>That would be a way to start - take that estimate around and shop the price. Make sure you get solid guarantees on workmanship and materials. If they aren't installed correctly, it will often void the warranty.<br/><br/>As the other guy said, insurances, bonding - very important. You may end up liable. Also, any price is only an estimate until the old roof comes off and they can look at the decking and support system underneath. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-02-13T00:27:00Z Roofing is typically prices ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ Roofing is typically prices by the square ... 1 square is 100 square feet of roof area. Price will depend on if they are "tearing off" your old roof before installing a new roof. Also, the price of shingles varies by the quality and style selected.<br/><br/>As with any job, get several quotes and demand to see their insurance coverage before they start the job. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-a-standard-roof-cost-on-a-one-story-3200sq-ft-house-cost-on-average/478390/ 2013-02-12T23:59:00Z