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Help in Chicago (Roselle)

jhausch's picture

My MIL has a single storey house with a footprint of about 40x40.  I'd like to talk to some contractors in her area about pulling off the roof and replacing with another half-storey using room-in-attic trusses.

The house was originally build with a 40w x 25d footprint.  The previous owner added a 40w x 15d addition on the back.  However, the roof on the addition is nearly flat, and, well, as I am sure you can imagine, it has performed less than ideally over the years.

If interested, please send me an email at jimhausch (at) gmail (dot) com


Mostly just a ' rez bump' , (post #200581, reply #1 of 3)

Mostly just a ' rez bump' ,  but hope you post if & what type responses you get.

5 years ago my Mom's house in Spfld needed a new composition roof, due in part to a recent tornado, and my brother in town asked 8 roofers in Spfld for quotes.  Ony one person replied, they  wanted about 30% of the value of the house for just a roof (e.g >$1000/sq for composition! - 35 YO son and self ended up traveling back to IL from West coast to do the job).  

Not much building boom now, hope you get some responses, 5 years ago would not have given anyone much of a chance finding anyone reasonable.  Of course, pretty sure Roselle older homes probably sell for more than Spfld?

Bump Appreciated (post #200581, reply #2 of 3)

No action so far, but thanks for the bump.  If this does not turn up any options I'll go web-searching next.  While I was comfortable doing my house, I don't think I am up to this one.  I have concerns about my lack of knowledge of the permitting and approvals process down there.  We live about 3 hours away and I don't think I want to take this on if I can't be there all the time.

Thanks again.

Best contractor (post #200581, reply #3 of 3)

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