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Lowes roofing / hvac install

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by chrisasst, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    Yeah I don't know. Trying to find another HVAC person around me to get another quote, but not many here.

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  2. Ncountry

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    Yikes!... I gotta move my business downstate. Do not forget to make sure they use the proper underlayment. The more ice and water shield the better.
  3. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    That was actually one of the things they talked alot about.
    I got a couple more roofing guys coming to give me an estimate as well. Lowes did say they will price match anyone..
  4. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    Updated: I had another roof company give me an estimate. Theirs was around 17,000. I called lowes again to confirm the price and they again said it was $10,281.

    I also had another heat guy come out. This guy just recommended that I just put in a ventless gas fireplace(propane) that sits up against the wall. Said it would be around $3500.
    He said that these things are bank approved as far as heat source when I sell the house. Thats all I am looking for really.
  5. heat seeker

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    I would still check with a bank or two about the approval.
  6. Pallet Pete

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    I use angies list a lot it sounds like you should check out the website. We have not had a bad contractor since we started using that site its all A-F customer ratings and reviews of participating companies. Believe me if they don't do it right they gat bad reviews. Secondly stay away from store credit cards if at all possible they are not good. If you have to do a card read everything in full before you sign to protect yourselves. It took us years to pay off our debt and you could not drag me into another credit card kicking and screaming let alone a store card.
    Pete
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    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Bank approved? For what?

    That's WAY high for a ventfree install. We paid less for a DV stove and install. If that's where you're going, check with some stove companies in your area. We used two DV stoves as heat in our old house for 10-12 years.

    DON'T go over the old shingles. You may not even be able to, depending on if there's a layer under them already.
  8. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    Thats what I am thinking about the price as well. Almost $1500 just for the install. That heater sells for around $1700 online. But then again for $1500, I would feel safer because I had the pros do it instead of me.
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    i have not been a homeowner for to terribly long. but here is what i have learned. never, ever go with the contractor that low bids the job. price is almost never an issue for work now for me. quality is.

    i wouldnt skimp on a roof re-do. the roof on my new house build was done very poorly. i have had many problems so far, and will continue till i fork over the cash and get it re-done well before i should have to. be sure the contract stipulates what products go where. ice/water shield and other flashings are very important. VERY important.

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