Going in for roof replacement in your home or commercial building can be an overwhelming experience. There is much research, planning and decision-making to be done if you want to make a sound, lasting investment into the property.
Getting roof replacement quotes from several contractors will be your first step towards starting with the project. To decide which roofing company will be right for you, it is important to understand the re-roofing quotes and know how these estimates differ between contractors.
Ideally, you should receive a roof replacement estimate in writing and it should include:
Cost of materials, labor and permits
The cost of roofing products is the primary item in the estimate. The contractor will list the cost of different roofing materials available for you to choose from. Labor charges for the project will also be factored in the estimate. Your quote will even list the cost (in your locality) for pulling of the relevant permits.
Cost of jobsite protection and cleanup
Keeping your property protected from damage during the entire roof replacement process is the responsibility of your contractor. There should be a mention of the items to be used for this purpose and the related costing. If the roofer offers jobsite cleanup and debris removal after the job, its cost will also be included in the estimate.
Information on recommended roofing material
The right roofers will talk to you in detail about the shingles, underlayment, flashing and ventilation system to be used on your project. The brand of products they recommend and work with should be noted. Providing this material information helps the contractor give a realistic and accurate estimate after taking into account your roof size.
Project timeline and other details
The starting and completion date of the project must be spelled out in the estimate. There should be full description of the work to be done. Payment terms also need to be outlined in your re-roofing quote.
Warranties and Guarantees
Manufacturer’s warranties on the roofing materials and workmanship guarantees, if any, must be presented in fine details in the quote. This information can be a big factor in your choice of the roofer to handle your roof replacement project. You must understand clearly the coverage and limitations of the given warranty.
Licensing and Insurance information
The estimate must include the proof of license, liability insurance coverage and workers’ compensation insurance coverage of the roofing company. Knowing this reassures you of protection against liabilities arising out of any accident happening on your property during the roofing project.
Searching for skilled and reliable roofers to replace your worn-out or damaged roof? Get in touch with Tedrick’s Roofing at (206) 824-3440. We serve Auburn, WA and the nearby areas.