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.
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.
Then came the shingles…
In Ecuador to lay roof shingles costs around $3.50 per m2. 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!
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):