When planning a big project like roof replacement, one of the most serious mistakes you can make is only getting one written estimate. As a general rule, we recommend that you obtain at least three written estimates from three different companies. Once you’ve done that, the next step is to do a side-by-side comparison of those estimates to ensure that you’ll end up with a roofing contractor that is best suited for your needs.
Why Compare Roofing Estimates
Evaluating multiple roofing estimates helps you determine what is a fair price. For contractors, it is a way to be competitive with their pricing.
How to Compare Multiple Estimates
Most roofing materials come with a basic manufacturer’s warranty that will cover any damage caused by defects in the product. That’s standard. What you really need to look out for is a warranty from your potential contractor that covers installation and materials.
A good roof repair and installation company will usually offer a workmanship warranty that’s similar in length to the warranty of the roofing product itself. Your estimate should also contain a detailed breakdown of all the expenses to give you a clear idea of where your money is actually going. When you review this itemized list, make sure that it includes all supplementary materials such as plywood and sealants. Some contractors will intentionally leave this out to make you think that you are getting a good deal, only to charge you an exorbitant add-on fee later on.
The labor section of your estimate should be equally detailed. Contrary to what some people might think, labor is not the same across the board. Some companies charge more for labor than others, depending on things like years of experience and whether the installation crew is certified by leading manufacturers.
From simple repairs to full-on roofing restoration services, you can count on the experts over at Quality One Roofing Inc. to exceed all your expectations. For all your roofing needs, be sure to give us a call at (610) 489-3057 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today.