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It is time to put a roof on my house and I am leaning towards a tile roof.

My house is 2000 sq ft, one level, concrete block.

What ballpark price am I looking at?

About 3 times the cost of regular roof?

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Material and labor?

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Material and labor?
Yes.

I have put on roofs when I was younger (15 years ago) and have read about installing tile roofs, but doubt I would want to tackle it.
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Contractors usually charge 3 to 3 1/2 times the cost of common materials.What is the price and size of each tile/box and I'll figure it out for you.Plus there is the cost of removal of your existing roof as well.

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RE: Tile roof

Do you have simple gabled ends? any dormers in the roof? What type of roof do you have now? Are their any issues that you have now ie needing new flashing or fascia? I take it that this is a spanish style house? in the SW? You want this to be done by a roofing contractor correct? If this is a common roofing material in your area then that will help keep costs down as there will be more than one roofing company that does this work. If I were you I would go drive through some residential areas where new homes are going up and ask the contractor or roofing contractor for an estimate. And I would also ask for some references. Get atleast 3 bids and compare the costs and materials they would use, as well as their references. The cost will be more than say an asphaltic tile roof, but if done properly, this roof should last 50 years if maintained.

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Just ask Bob[:D] Take a look at this link, should answer your questions, or most of them.
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Contractors usually charge 3 to 3 1/2 times the cost of common materials.What is the price and size of each tile/box and I'll figure it out for you.Plus there is the cost of removal of your existing roof as well.

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RE: Tile roof

What kind of roof do you currently have? It is possible that they current structure is not designed to handle the weight of the tile roof.
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I'll guess around $10,000.
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Installing a tile roof is easy if you can plan ahead where most strategic pieces will go. You will also need to look at the support planks and their spacings.
What kind of tile are you thinking about?
I just did my roof's valleys by replacing the copper work. I have slate and that's another ball of wax. Now I have to fix the dormer's water leak by removing old flashing and roll out some new copper. I am also putting copper on the window sills.
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