And on goes the roof!
I wanted to do a house in the typical Spanish style with the red clay shingles. Plus, I wanted to do a lighter-weight roof with “flex”, like the ones offered by Bradenton Roofer as they would be better for earthquakes than the typical cement roof (losa) common in Ecuador, which is why I’d to contact TheRoofClinic.com to ensure the safety of the house.
Also, I thought it would be nice in the case of a big quake the thought of gypsum and shingles above me appeals to me much more than blocks of concrete.
Plus, i decided to do a four-sided sloping roof with multi-colored clay shingles in a typical-Japanese style. Rare in Ecuador. Commerical roofing contractors faced this issue professionally. The primary item on a roof replacement estimate is the actual roofing material. The estimate will list the manufacturer and type of shingles the contractor intends to use. It will also show the style of shingle. Architectural or dimensional shingles are the most popular. They create more interest and often mimic the look of other roofing materials such as slate or tile. It may include color choice or options if design was part of the initial discussion. The estimate will also indicate the length of the manufacturer’s warranty for that type. You can check this site out for commercial and industrial roofing services.
But first came the metal frame…
Labor cost for installation of metal framework for roof (3 days)= $500
anti-corrosive paint $82.50
metal beams for roof $1326
Then came the plywood on which goes the shingles are held in place by a little bit of cement. The costs highlighted below are for the roof, the roof installation cost $580 and took about 2 weeks. Find further information or get a quote now.
Then came the shingles…
In Ecuador to lay roof shingles costs around $3.50 per m2, whereas most commercial roofing companies in Aurora Colorado take far less. When installing make sure there is a decent slope or you will have big leak problems later! Trust me, I know from a different property! The moral of your friend’s story and its lesson was clear, it is better to invest time and energy to find a qualified metal roofing contractor to install your roof in the first place than, it is to hire the wrong crew that has never installed a metal roof before, and will treat it as another asphalt shingle “get it done in one day” project. Now, that there were no questions remaining as to the importance of hiring a roofing company that specializes in metal roofing, your friend advised you to use a Roofing Contractors directory broken down into categories by specialties; metal roofing contractor companies organized by location in the U.S, and by specialty categories such as standing seam and metal shingle installers. The roof on your home or business is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your real estate property investment! Roofs are generally the most expensive single item that property owners will replace. When it’s time to have a new roofing system installed, it is often difficult to know which roofer to hire for the job! Homeowners should be skeptical of hiring their roofer based on price alone. When hiring a roofer, you generally will get exactly what you pay for! Hiring a roofer solely because they provided the lowest bid may result in a poor quality roof that may leak and diminish the curb appeal of your home.
Total roof install= 2 weeks.
The total spent on the roof for a three bedroom two bath house was $3,788.09.
See full costs below of weeks 5-10 of build project…
1239.41 plywood for roof
18.84 screws for roof
11.45 electric tubes
7.50 screws for roof
248.86 ceramics for balcony $7.60 per m2
9.22 latex paint
15.73 bondex roof
11.28 disc for electric saw
8.00 grapa metalica
1492.90 shingles roof (165m2) for 145m2 house
3.00 electric outlet
3.00 gyprocks misc.
1.20 placa plastica
$580 manual labor for roof. $3 per m2
219.15 More shingles
$7.75 sack of cement
940 maestro Jimmy for foundation work (out of $9500)
150 metal door and install for water tank
13.20 tubes (codo)
73.18 supplies for tank
1810 of 2260 Gypsum drop off installation included materials. $15 per m2
17.50 screws for gypsum
160 last payment for electritian
30 transport for tiles
1598.25 porcelen for bedrooms at $15.98 per m2 (100m2)
1175.25 porcelen for bathrooms
1200 last payment maestro for laying foundation (out of $9500)
79.11 ceramic tiles
23 telephone calls
8.35 tubes varios
$103 bondex for roof
$105.69 electric cable
14.58 roof supplies
140 payment electritian
40 uplift metal framing for roof
63 stucco for walls
298.58 bondex for flooringWEEKS 5-10- TOTAL SPENT INCLUDING ROOF for 190m2 HOUSE: $12,207.If you liked this you’d love my wekly newsletter on living and investing in Ecuador, fill in below to sign up now (you can unsubscribe at any time):