“What should a roofing estimate include?” This is one of the first questions you should ask yourself before hiring an expert for the job. Getting an estimate should be your first priority as roofing jobs can cost an arm and a leg. No homeowner would like to experience the shock of discovering hidden costs after the job is complete. To prevent this situation, here is what you should look for in a roofing estimate.
Is your roof heavily damaged? Will it need to be broken down to make way for a new roof? Demolition is an arduous task that adds to the cost. Since demolition takes time and effort, labor costs comprise a significant portion.
The cost of roofing materials is usually one of the biggest costs in any roofing job. This cost depends on the type of materials that you are opting for your roof as well as the dimensions of your roof. Larger roofs will need more materials and will, hence, incur higher costs.
The roofer will specify the kind of ventilation, shingles, flashing, and underlayment that will be involved in the project.
For determining labor expenses, you need to know the time required for the job as well as the hourly wages of roofing workers. The longer the job, the more the labor will cost.
In case your roofer is using rented equipment, these costs will also be included in the estimate.
You will need a local permit for your roofing project. Your roofer will have a good idea of the permit cost. You can do your research to find out the number of permits required in your locality as well as their costs.
A good roofer will give you a 5 to 10-year guarantee for the job. If something goes wrong with your roof during this time, they will fix it for free.
You should not hesitate to ask the roofer to include their guarantee in the estimate.
You should get a warranty on both the materials as well as workmanship. The details should list what is included in the warranty and what is not. There should also be a clear description of what will make the warranty void.
Inquire from the roofer what payment methods they accept and the due date for payment.
If you decide to hire the roofer then you should draw out a contract specifying the payment terms, milestone payments, down payment and the final payment.
There should be a clear provision where you can release the final installment after you are satisfied with the quality of the job.
We can give you a detailed breakdown of the job and explain anything that you want to know about the costs. We believe in maintaining open communication to build trust. You can count on us for the best roofing job.