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Jblumbe t1_ja44x8h wrote

I do this for a living, all I can say is those are high numbers. I did a complete tear off and new joists to replace all the failed ones and brand new roofing membrane for under 15k a few years ago. Do your homework and hire right. No one should EVER be holding you hostage when there's no roof on your home. Replacing old 2" joists with new when they're not bad is a waste of money. Those 2" joists pocketed into the brick are REALLY strong. Also are some people confusing "particle board" with OSB - OSB is fine and allowed just not on the sides it's got to be fire treated Ply.


weebilsurglace t1_ja4ljj0 wrote

After having an OSB roof disintegrate and blow off without warning this past spring, I'm a firm believer that "allowed" isn't always synonymous with "best."


DoNotWeepAtMyGrave t1_ja5cqpk wrote

Yeah OSB is not approved for roofing. The minute it gets wet it’s trashed.


funcommander t1_ja4ck1q wrote

>a few years ago

The key phrase ^...

EVERYTHING is much more expensive than a few years ago.


flipypy t1_ja4qygi wrote

Not nearly as expensive as OP paid, though. He definitely got ripped off.