My roof was damaged during Hurricane Matthew, and I’ve been approved for a full re-roof. I’ve called 26 contractors/roofing companies, and have had only 2 estimates. I’m asking for a full re-roof with replacement of 4-5 pieces of sheathing and repair of a ceiling joist and rafter (both can be sistered),
Roof size: 2,346 sq ft.
Roof Slope: 4/12
Home location: Edgewater, Florida
The first estimate was with a roofing contractor and it was for $11,500, with an additional $1.200 if my porch roof doesn’t have transition metal, and $1,000 for gutters. $13,200 seems steep for no interior repairs, and just a re-roof. Estimate also includes a new 2’x2’ low-e skylight, installation of a ridge vent, and new rubber vent pipes.
The second estimate was with a roofing company, and it came out to $10,700 for just the roof - no gutters, only basic skylight replacement.
Both estimates seem ridiculously high to me because I have a relatively average home/roof (1,300 sq. ft home). People at work at telling me they had 1600 sq. ft. homes re-roofed for $6,000 - $8,000 just last year.
Can someone provide some insight as to whether I’m being quoted high numbers because it’s a hurricane insurance claim (the re-roof is not going through my insurance claim, I am paying them)? I have several more roofers coming out to give me estimates, but I feel that they’re way out of the ballpark of where they should be simply because it’s related to the hurricane. I understand there is damage that needs repaired, but they’re replacing sheathing so that shouldn’t jack up the price that much!
Any help/insight would be greatly appreciated!!
TL;DR: Roofing estimates are coming in higher than I expected - what costs should I expect?