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I just received a re-roofing quote from a contractor that says that the job
will require 17 squares. The property is 950sqft under roof and the pitch is
4.5/12.

Is it possible that a 950sqft house can have a 1,700sqft roof? I'd measure
it myself but it's a 500 mile trip to the house.


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I just received a re-roofing quote from a contractor that says that the job
will require 17 squares. The property is 950sqft under roof and the pitch is
4.5/12.

Is it possible that a 950sqft house can have a 1,700sqft roof? I'd measure
it myself but it's a 500 mile trip to the house.


Get a couple of more quotes.
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I just received a re-roofing quote from a contractor that says that the job
will require 17 squares. The property is 950sqft under roof and the pitch is
4.5/12.

Is it possible that a 950sqft house can have a 1,700sqft roof? I'd measure
it myself but it's a 500 mile trip to the house.


Given that pitch, 17 square for the roof seems VERY high for a 950 sqft
house.

Check out this calculator. The results are rough -- no accounting for
type (hip, gable, etc) of roof -- but it won't be wildly off:

http://www.servicemagic.com/resource...oofing.13.html
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JonP wrote:

I just received a re-roofing quote from a contractor that says that the
job
will require 17 squares. The property is 950sqft under roof and the pitch
is
4.5/12.

Is it possible that a 950sqft house can have a 1,700sqft roof? I'd
measure
it myself but it's a 500 mile trip to the house.


Given that pitch, 17 square for the roof seems VERY high for a 950 sqft
house.

Check out this calculator. The results are rough -- no accounting for
type (hip, gable, etc) of roof -- but it won't be wildly off:

http://www.servicemagic.com/resource...oofing.13.html


I JUST had my roof done...24X42(1008 sq. Ft.) Raised Ranch with a 5 pitch
roof...15 square did it....Stripped and re-roofed 2,100 dollars for labor..I
bought the materials....(about 1500. bucks)

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Erma1ina wrote:

JonP wrote:


I just received a re-roofing quote from a contractor that says that the job
will require 17 squares. The property is 950sqft under roof and the pitch is
4.5/12.

Is it possible that a 950sqft house can have a 1,700sqft roof? I'd measure
it myself but it's a 500 mile trip to the house.



Given that pitch, 17 square for the roof seems VERY high for a 950 sqft
house.

Check out this calculator. The results are rough -- no accounting for
type (hip, gable, etc) of roof -- but it won't be wildly off:

http://www.servicemagic.com/resource...oofing.13.html


I dusted off some brain cells I haven't used in a while and tried to
calculate based on the geometry
I can remember......close, but my calc. was under 1,000. Even with a 2'
overhang and 10% waste,
it comes to around 12 squares. If the roofer is known and reputable,
nothing wrong with questioning
the estimate. Could be something as simple as a typo. If he tries to
explain it away, then another
roofer is in order.


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Erma1ina wrote:

JonP wrote:


I just received a re-roofing quote from a contractor that says that
the job will require 17 squares. The property is 950sqft under roof
and the pitch is 4.5/12.

Is it possible that a 950sqft house can have a 1,700sqft roof? I'd
measure it myself but it's a 500 mile trip to the house.



Given that pitch, 17 square for the roof seems VERY high for a 950
sqft house.

Check out this calculator. The results are rough -- no accounting for
type (hip, gable, etc) of roof -- but it won't be wildly off:

http://www.servicemagic.com/resource...oofing.13.html


I dusted off some brain cells I haven't used in a while and tried to
calculate based on the geometry
I can remember......close, but my calc. was under 1,000. Even with a
2' overhang and 10% waste,
it comes to around 12 squares. If the roofer is known and reputable,
nothing wrong with questioning
the estimate. Could be something as simple as a typo. If he tries to
explain it away, then another
roofer is in order.


Just x**2+Y**2=r**2 is all ya need to dust off. Remember ol' Pythagoras?
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