Estimate on a Roof Replacement

July 30th 2002

Question from Gail in Nelson, B.C. -----

Dear Shell,

Received a quote from a roofing company in Nelson to replace my tar & gravel roof (2000 Square feet). Does this quote look okay? Are the products okay? and is the price in line? -Remove existing roofing and haul away debris. -Install a fibreglass reinforced 4.5mm base sheet to entire surface. -Install a torch applied roof as follows: Base Sheet Flashing: Soprema Sopralence Flam 180g. Polyester reinforced, torch applied -Cap Sheet: Soprema Sopralene Flam Granules 250 G. polyester reinforced, torch applied, and granular finish. Cap Sheet Flashing: Soprema Sopralene Flam Granules 250 g. polyester reinforced, torch applied, granular finish. -Install pre-painted dark brown 26 gauge galvanized sheet metal flashings to entire perimeter and curb units. -Clean up and leave site in a tidy manner. -Provide a 5-year workmanship guarantee. Provide a 10 year Soprema Manufacturer's guarantee. Price $6959.00 (not including GST) Thank you so much Shell. This is a lot of money and I'm hoping this contractor is okay.

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Dear Gail,

Please consider getting another quote from a G.A.F. Certified Roofing Contractor. The description you gave is not complete enough for me to offer an opinion. As with most jobs like this, itís tough to offer an opinion without actually seeing the job. Thatís why I always recommend getting three quotes, especially for a job like this. Call Assured Roofing at 1-250-342-6398 in Invermere. Iím sure they will be happy to provide you with another estimate. Good Luck!

Itís Just That Easy

Shell Busey