Replacing a roof is a major investment, and if not done correctly, can turn into a giant money pit. With so many factors to consider and an abundance of roofing contractors on the market, it’s important to stay informed on what to look for in a roofing estimate. Whether you need a roof replacement, repair, or maintenance, you need to keep an eye out for a few things.
Here’s what you should look for in a roofing estimate:
Many roofing contractors provide estimates based solely on the shingles. As a professional roofing contractor, it’s more accurate to inspect all elements of the roof system. There is so much more to a roof than just the outermost layer. Each component of a roof is designed for a specific job, meaning when one element is compromised there can be repercussions.
When going over your roof estimate, dive deeper into the details. Your roof inspector should not just be looking on the exterior parts of the roof. It’s their job to understand the complexity of the roof and know exactly how to maneuver it for the most accurate roofing estimate possible.
Breakdown of Cost
Often times you will be handed a roofing estimate that has no explanation for the price. Our family at Aastro Roofing understands the importance of breaking down cost and explaining to the client the importance of each detail. Whether it be labor, materials, permits, or cleanup, our free roofing estimate is thorough and meticulous. Here’s what costs you should expect to see in a roofing estimate:
- The project outline
- Type of materials, warranty, etc.
- Contractors license
- insurance / workman’s’ compensation
This may seem obvious, but getting in touch with your roofing contractor is crucial. If there is ever an emergency or a change of plans, the correct contact information will save you a lot of time. Having the business’ number, the contractors’ direct line, and email address will be your best bet for discussing plans, costs, and possible future projects.
Guarantee of Work
Roofing contractors are trained to detect issues prior to beginning work. However, there are instances and problems that are difficult to anticipate. It’s not uncommon for a roofing contractor to discover a deeper problem in a roof. This is when a guarantee of work is necessary for a roofing estimate. If an issue is detected, this guarantee ensures the client that their contractor will take care of it.
Customers will always go with the contractor who has great customer service, awesome recommendations and goes above and beyond with their quality of work. Including insurance and their contractors’ license is definitely important, but also including special certifications or involvement in organizations resonates trust in the customer. Look out for these special details in your roofing estimate, these aspects will set average roofers apart from spectacular contractors.
A roofing estimate is the first step towards a healthy roof. If you’re in need of a professional roofing contractor, contact the Aastro Roofing family. With over 30 years of experience and superb customer service, we promise to always have your back. Drop us a line for a free roof estimate today. (561) 409-3280