Jul 19, 2012, 03:54 PMjvallee
Roof Repair Estimate help
This is not a DIY project for me. Tree limb fell and punched 2 4-5" holes in roof over attic space. Estimator said rafters were splintered. Estimate was $1700. Does this sound reasonable?
Jul 19, 2012, 06:43 PMJaybee
If the damage was such that some rafters were damaged and need to be replaced or sistered, then $1,700 is a fair price for that amount of work.
You are going to have shingles and felt removed from the damaged area, replace some roof decking and the repairs to the rafters. On reinstall, the new shingles will have to be woven in with the old.
Jul 20, 2012, 10:27 AMRe-mdlr
Sounds right to me, if you have any paint or spare roofing sitting around, volunteer it. They may not need the paint, depends on the extent of damage.
Jul 20, 2012, 11:24 PMron45
Do yourself a huge, no gigantic favor and always do your own estimates. Never agree to any estimate that you did not give without checking the situation first. Without seeing the damage one can not tell, it could be more or less, and that's no joke.