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What to Expect from a Roofing Estimate

What to Expect from a Roofing Estimate

Big jobs involving your roof should only be done by a skilled expert that can supply you with a trustworthy estimate. Roof replacements and repairs are included in the category of big jobs. Be careful that you don’t trust just any roofing contractor to handle these weighty tasks. One thing that you can do to be sure that you are dealing with an open and honest roofing contractor is to get a proper roofing estimate. 

What is a Roofing Estimate?

There are two types of estimates: roof replacement estimates and roof repair estimates. Any professional roofer will provide an estimate before commencing their work.

Roof Replacement Estimate

The cost to replace a new roof may frighten you. It is a big investment, there is no way to sugarcoat it. However, the benefits outweigh the expenses. You can handle this stressful experience better if you have an honest roofing estimate. It is best to get this long before you need the replacement, so you can prepare for it better. A roofing estimate is vital to covering the new roof cost in full.

Roof Repair Estimates

Although repairs won’t cost nearly as much as a replacement, you still deserve to know how much they will cost. This has to happen before the repairs happen, not once they are done. The repair may be costly, and you may need time to cover the costs. As a homeowner, you deserve to know how much your repairs are about to cost.

What to Expect from a Roofing Estimate

You should know the general process of a roofing estimate so that you can get all the information you need to pay for your roof replacement or repair. Your roofing contractor will have to ask you a few detailed questions to provide a thorough roofing estimate. They will inspect your roof and ask you about the current condition it is in. They will also need to know how big your roof is, what type of roof it is, and what you want to change about it. If you are replacing your whole roof, you will need to decide on a roofing style and preferred material. A new roof cost estimate is complicated and may take some time.

What Should a Roof Estimate Include?

A roof estimate is, essentially, a breakdown of the costs involved in repairing or replacing your roof. Ensure that your estimate includes a detailed list of the material prices and labor costs. For instance, if you want your shingles replaced with new ones, your estimate should include their price and brand. Not only should a roof estimate include the prices of these things, but it also has to give you a detailed description of each task that the roofer will undertake. Before you give the go-ahead for the job to begin, be sure that both you and the roofing contractor agree on the prices and reasons. 

Roof replacement and repair costs depend on the amount of work being done. If there are multiple layers, or if the material needs to be removed first, the price may be higher, as this will require more labor. 

Your estimate should also include the timeline of the project, so you know long it will take. A roof replacement may unsettle your daily routine slightly, so you deserve to know the time it will take to complete the job. 

Make sure you have these prices, timelines, and descriptions, along with a total price, on paper before you agree to start the roofing project. If you aren’t happy with the price and scope of work, look around for better roofing contractors. It is also important to understand that the best roofing companies may not be the cheapest. You may need to pay more for better quality work. Keep in mind that an estimate is not the final word on how much roof replacements and repairs will cost. Unexpected things happen that may increase or decrease the price. However, a roofing quote will give you a general idea of what to expect. When in doubt, contact Roof Plus for all your questions on roof estimates.

Have You Heard of Our Overhead Care Club?

As an Overhead Care Club member, you are entitled to repair and maintenance discounts. You can become a member by signing up and paying a small membership fee each month. Our Overhead Care Club members receive:

  • Annual Roofing Inspections
  • Repair Discounts
  • Maintenance Discounts 
  • Priority Service

If you would like to become a member of our Overhead Care Club, contact us at (732) 899-8118.