Your roof is one of the most crucial parts of your home exterior. Replacing it is a big undertaking and requires careful planning and preparation. It is important to know what to expect in a roofing estimate from a professional contractor after a thorough roof inspection in order to make the best decision for your specific needs.
Here are the things that should be included in each roofing estimate:
A Full Work Description
A detailed description of the work to be performed should be included in a roofing estimate. From the type and thickness of the underlayment to the size of nails and fasteners, every roofing material should be listed. Even the removal of old shingles or rotted wood has to be determined in the document. Every step of the roofing process should be clearly defined.
Start and Completion Date
It is crucial to map out the duration of the roofing work, from the starting date to the approximate completion date. You need to make sure that the start and finish dates meet your schedule. A roofing professional should be able to complete your project on time. However, there are still a few unforeseen circumstances that can possibly affect your planned timetable.
A reliable contractor will include all materials that are essential to the completion of the roofing work. Some examples are shingles, flashing, soffit and gutter components. An estimate should also list the type of sealant that will be used to secure small gaps for adequate waterproofing and roof maintenance.
Total cost is perhaps the most critical element in a roofing estimate. Make to compare the costs of two to three roofing contractors to determine the most reasonable deal for your project. Keep in mind that going for the lowest bid is not necessarily the best option. Consider all the factors that come into play, such as the years of experience and certifications.
Check each estimate to see what guarantees and warranties each roofing contractor is offering you. It should include a discussion of clean up expectations, product guarantees and workmanship guarantees.
Precision Remodeling Solutions is a leading source of home improvement services in Pennsylvania. From roof replacement to storm damage roof repair and maintenance, our team of professionals has got you covered. Call at (215) 360-5857 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to transforming your dream home into a reality.