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  • Handlebar Stache
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Re: New roof advice
« Reply #50 on: August 04, 2015, 09:01:08 AM »
^ thanks. Very helpful. We do have soffits, but, it will be interesting to see what the bids are and what problems are identified.


  • Bristles
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Re: New roof advice
« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2015, 09:54:45 AM »
We had soffits to let air in, but no ridge vent to let the air out.  Adding the vent has made a huge difference this summer.

Le Poisson

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Re: New roof advice
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2015, 10:09:40 AM »
FYI - since we are doing our roof soon, I just called around a couple places for shingle prices - Lowes is $40.00 per bundle, the local roofers supply is $22.00. If you DIY, you might want to hunt a little.

I'm going to move my roofing discussion to my journal once we get started so I don't monopolize your thread. Good luck!


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Re: New roof advice
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2015, 03:44:54 AM »
So after 6 estimates I went with a very reputable contractor.  Cost was $11,000....I bought my house in 2009 and never thought I would be getting a new roof in 6 years.  Anyway, they did a great job and offered a 2 year Interest deferred loan...which I opted to take in leiu of wiping out my emergency fund.  Thanks for all your help and insight on this project! 


Wow, a phone plan for fifteen bucks!