I am located in Maryland and getting ready to have a contractor install a new 3 layer shingle roof on the main roof atop my house and the roof which overhangs my front porch area and I know absolutely 0 about what he is suppose to properly do ...
He has provided me with the estimate and contract , I have not signed the contract yet because I wanted to get some know how on what he has listed as what steps he will provide in the install ...
I am quoting From the contract :
" We propose to remove the existing roof shingles down to the wood . Cover the entire area with 15LB roof felt , and bad wood that has to be replaced will cost extra 3.00 per foot . To flash chimney, to install vent collars around all pipes. Then install a 25 year factory bonded roof shingle , front porch roof will be included in the cost of the job . Dormors will not be included in this price of the job. Will haul away all debris and old roof shingles, clean gutters and yard . Cost is 6300.00 with a deposit of 1/2 down before starting work .".
OK, a question I have is this ... after clearing the old 3 layers of shingle off the roof down to the wood , how many layers of roof felt should be applied , from what I get from his writing hee's covering it with 1 layer , is this sufficient and is there a particular roof felt that should be used ?
Also with what I posted from his quoted contract writing is this a good deal and proper way to do this ???
Please let me know anything that stands out to you as a potential red flag ... as I already stated I know 0 about this job .