When The Roofer Assesses Your Roof

When a new roof is in your future, finding a reliable and trustworthy roofer is important. In many cases, the first time you meet your roofer is when they inspect the job to provide an estimate. Learn what to expect by reading below.

What To Expect From a Roofing Estimate

When a roofing contractor provides an estimate for a new roof, homeowners should expect the following information to be included:

  • The type of roofing materials that will be used, including the type of shingles, the color, and the warranty
  • The square footage of the roof, which is important for calculating the total cost of the project
  • The labor costs, including the cost of the roofing contractor's time and materials
  • The cost of permits and inspections in compliance with your city or town needed before construction
  • The total cost of the project, including materials, labor, permits, and inspections

Use Care With Estimates

In addition to this information, homeowners should also expect the roofing contractor to provide a detailed breakdown of the estimate. This should include a list of all the materials that will be used, as well as the labor costs for each step of the project.

Homeowners should also be aware of the following issues when they receive an estimate for a new roof:

  • If the estimate is significantly lower than other estimates you have received, ask the roofer for clarification on the cost breakdown
  • A detailed breakdown of the estimate will help you to understand where your money is going

If you have any concerns about an estimate, you should ask the roofing contractor to explain the information. 

Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips for homeowners who are getting estimates for a new roof:

  • Get several estimates. This will help you to compare prices and find the best deal.
  • Ask about the roofing contractor's experience. Make sure that the roofing contractor has experience installing the type of roofing materials you are interested in.
  • Ask about the roofing contractor's warranty. A good warranty will protect you in case there are any problems with the roof in the future.
  • Get everything in writing. This includes the estimate, the contract, and the warranty.

By following these tips, you can be sure to get a fair estimate for a new roof and protect yourself from problems down the road. For more information on roofing services, contact a roofing company near you today.