Alright, so you’ve had that reliable, trusted roofer take a look at your roof. The inspection has been done and now we are on to the next part of the process: the quote. Also known as the estimate, this is the report that the roofer provides at the end of the inspection process to let you know how your roof is doing and the approximate cost of the repairs that they have found. To help you fully understand what goes into a roofing estimate, check out the below!
What is Included in the Roof Quote?
Any professional roofing company will break down your quote into easy-to-follow items so you can know exactly what you’re paying for and how much it should be. The materials used and services provided should be specifically stated in the estimate so there is no guesswork when it comes to your roof work. The roof quote will also give an estimated timeline for your project so you can make sure that it fits into your schedule.
Will the Timeline Take Your Life’s Schedule into Consideration?
Your life should not be interrupted because of roof work. Whether you need your home or business’s roof done, you should feel confident that your day-to-day schedule will be minimally interrupted. Another part of the schedule is the availability of materials. All of the materials needed to do your roof work should be acquired well before your job is started- you definitely don’t want the job to be 75% done only to be waiting on materials. And lastly, the bigger the roof, the longer it will take. But this should all be explained by the roofer and in the quote!
Does the Roof Quote Expire?
With the cost of materials and their availability changing every day, there should be a clearly established expiration of your roofing quote. The price will constantly be changing, so knowing how long you have the price on the quote locked in will help you with how quickly you need to make a decision.
Will the Roofers Fix Unexpected Damages?
No matter how in depth the inspection is, there is always the possibility of hidden damage. It could be hidden under the layers of roofing, it may have made itself known as the project is underway- no matter the way it was discovered, you are going to want to know your roofing company’s plan on dealing with these unexpected hurdles. Some quotes may have an extra line on the estimate for unforeseen damages, some may add them to the labor costs. But no matter what, you will want to know your roofer’s plan for how they’ll deal with it and how that will affect you.
Any reputable roofing company should go over this and so much more when discussing their roofing quote with you. They should be eager to answer any questions you have and make it a top priority to make sure this whole roofing process is as simple as it can be for you. After talking with your roofer about your quote, you should be confident in the cost, the timeline, and the scope of your roofing project.