Before you start any roofing project, it’s important that you get a roofing estimate. Far too often, homeowners find themselves paying way more than they expected because they didn’t take the time to thoroughly review the estimate or even get an estimate in the first place!
Step one – always get an estimate. Step two – know what to look for in an estimate to ensure you’re working with a reputable company. So how do you know what things to ask when getting roofing quotes? That’s where we come in! As the roofing experts in San Diego, we can walk you through what to look for in a roofing estimate. Read on to learn exactly what you should expect from your roofing quote.
So what should a roofing estimate look like? First and foremost, be sure that your roofing estimate includes a timeline. While you may think of an estimate as being all about pricing, the pricing means nothing if the roofing company is going to take months to complete your project.
Note that the timeline will likely be tentative and not set in stone. Since it is an estimate, the timeline is also estimated. It’s possible that, after starting the project, the crew may find unforeseen damage that may require additional work/time.
Now that we’ve discussed the timeline, let’s get into pricing. Labor costs are an important part of a roofing quote. Labor costs include more than just the removal process and the installation. This portion of the estimate should also include pulling permits (if applicable) and disposal of materials as well.
If the labor costs are not broken out into specific line items, be sure to ask for more information if you’re unclear on anything. The roofing company is looking to get your business, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Similar to labor costs, a roofing quote should also include material costs. This is a section where you should expect a lot of detail. In order to provide an accurate estimate, the roofing company should have a good understanding of the exact materials they plan to use and how many, even down to the fasteners and nails.
This is a part of the estimate where non-reputable companies tend to take advantage of homeowners. Again, ask questions if you’re unsure of anything.
Description of Roofing Work
The description of the roofing project should also be very detailed and descriptive.
What should a roof estimate include when it comes to company info? Along with general contact info, be sure that the quote includes the contractor’s licensing and insurance information.
Warranties and Guarantees
Lastly, the estimate should feature any warranties or guarantees that the company offers regarding the workmanship, materials, and expectations of clean up.
Now that you know what to look for in a roofing estimate, why not get one from us? We’re ready to provide an estimate for whatever roofing job you need. Give us a call at (858) 206-9685 and we’ll answer any of your roofing questions.