Property Rehab

Property Rehab

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Asbestos Shingles

How much would removal cost to remove asbestos shingles from a 1400sq/ft roof and replace? And what would be involved? Would that removal have to be supervised by any sort of authorities? Please advise


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I know in my area hiring a licensed asbestos remover to remove and dump the single siding off a 1900 sqf house cost around 10K. Now I can do it yourself and take it to a dump in NJ yourself, for pennies.



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I believe that Hazco is correct but you may want to check with your local EPA about disposing of them correctly. If you want to remove them yourself look into purchasing a roofing spade. They are very easy to use, and it takes hardly any muscle to complete the process. The end of the spade has teeth on it that will remove the nails, and it is also designed so that all you do is push in underneath the shingles and push down. I removed a roof that was approx 6 squares (approx 550 feet I think) by myself in about 3 hours and the roof was steep. It is also a city ordinance just about everywhere here in Illinois that you must be certified to install a new roof, unless you are the homeowner. Even though I am a contractor, I can not install a roof unless I do it under someone elses liscence, but if you own the homeowner you should have no problems. If you wish to do it yourself, rent a coil roofing nailer and button tool, it is worth its weight in gold when completing the project. Good luck with the project and good luck to everyone else, keep up the great work!!!

Double shingled roof

I am writing up the property evaluation and timing for a rehab of a 2200sq ft home that has two layers of shingles on the roof. Neighbor tells me that the previous owner, just bought shingles and longer nails add did it himself. Not knowing how roofing actually works.... those 4 year old shingles are blowing off and curling up in the Iowa harsh weather.

I want to do it right and start from the bare wood roof. Any ideas of what I am going to run in to, except the obvious xtra debris from the bad doubled layer?

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Very difficult to give cost

Very difficult to give cost esimates. They are very much a local issue.

replacing a roof

It's hard to say exactly what you are going to find under that double layer roof. I see why some people put on a layer on top of others (waste disposal), but here's the thing. Roofs are made to breath, so what I'm guessing is the decking; ie. the either plywood or solid wood, may be soft and need to be replaced. If the roof was in bad shape previously and he just covered it, then you are going to have to fix the things that he should of. Be carefull when walking up there because if you find a soft spot you may fall through. Check in the attic and see if you can tell if there are any bad spots that may be soft, and at the same time see if you can tell if there were any other parts of the trusses or beams that are bad. He may have just put bandages on things. It's like putting a small bandage on something that needs stiches on your body. Either you have an expensive repair job, or this guy just did a bad job on installing the new roof. Don't go cheap and skimp by. Remember, you have a ton more money underneath that roof, and if it fails you'll spend more fixing problems. Sorry for the long message, but this is not an area that needs to be taken lightly. Good luck everyone and keep up the great work!

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