Should I get 20, 30, or 50 year shingles?
Our home inspection revealed we need a new roof. The home is 22 years old. They qouted 50 year shingles. I think thats overkill (we plan to be in the home 5-10 years). It's a Gable roof with two pitches estimated to cost $11,625 plus any plywood to be replaced. We're in Raleigh, NC. Lesser shingles should cut that down a bit. There are a few other things to be done in the home but nothing I can't handle myself. Are longer term shingles worth the considerable additional cost?
How much of the roof should we ask the seller to pay for? When we originally agreed on the purchase price she assured us it had been inspected and was in good shape so we agreed to pay much closer to market value (pending inspection of course). Also if the new roof affects the appraisal value the bank won't loan us the original price.
EDIT: I just found out the price will only drop $750 for 25 yr shingles.