When your roof starts showing signs of disrepair, you need to contact a roofing company to get an estimate to fix it. While most minor problems can be handled with quick fixes, major concerns like a full roof replacement will often require professional help. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes difficult to understand the details in the estimates.
Here are some tips to help you better understand your roofing quote.
To accurately gauge the extent of your roofing problems, contractors will often carry out a complete inspection of your roof system. They will concentrate mainly on a specific problem area, but may also expand the inspection to include all related parts that could have some bearing on the issue. It’s best to walk through the process with your contractor and provide them with as much information as they need about your current problems with the roof. Feel free to ask any questions about the issue as well.
The estimate should be in writing if you intend to submit it as part of an insurance claim. Even if it’s not part of a claim, it’s still best to get it in writing so you can compare apples-to-apples all their products and services.
Some problems can be solved with only one solution, but a few will have two or more options. If this is the case, any reputable roofer will offer all the available options to you so you can make an informed decision. If your chosen contractor seems to strongly advocate one solution, but you feel there may be a better way to address the problem, feel free to ask other providers for a quote as well.
All in all, your estimate should answer all basic questions you may have about the roof installation services or repairs you’re about to get. These questions include the pricing, products and materials used, work schedules and warranties.
At Hill Roofing Corporation, we are your leading provider of accurate and trustworthy estimates for roof repairs and replacement. Give us a call at (703) 291-0311, or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Manassas, VA.