|This is the view of the back of my house from on top of my shop roof.|
I got the recommended three estimates and that was an interesting process. In years past I have been on the other end of this process, one of those giving out the bids. This time I was receiving them. I knew because 25 years ago I put the roof on myself, that it takes 27 squares and one bundle to complete my roof. Two of the estimates said I had 30 squares, that is a ten percent overage!
The low bid was Steve Williams Homes, LLC and I found him honest and likable. He bid the job at $5,551 and the highest bid was for $7,100. I took Steve's bid but raised it to an even $6,000
and he was a bit surprised by that. He repaired a little rot in
the sheathing and replaced some downspouts without charging me extra.
So it was a fair deal all along. He had a great crew and they
were in and out in 4 days, leaving a clean job site.
It is inspiring to have this new roof. I am already replacing some
wooden railings on a back deck and look forward to painting my house
|Moss is the destroyer of roofs in Oregon|
It is still only February but I have already planted Snow Peas
and the greenhouse is clean and ready for tomatoes next
month. It is going to be a great summer!