Originally Posted by Badgerbadger
It's not hard to do it yourself.
Agreed. After getting a quote for $13K or $14K to redo our 4000 sqft of roofing, I figured "how hard can it be?"
The work is very labor intensive and I did 80% of the work alone, but I saved a lot of money. I bought malarkey 50yr shingles, plus all new vents, flashing, ice shield, tar paper, etc for under $4k total, delivered to the roof.
In my eyes, I made $9k that week by doing everything myself. Over a year later everything still looks great and haven't had a leak. "How hard can it be?"