If your roof has sustained damage, whether by stormy weather or regular wear and tear, it’s important to get a professional roofer to evaluate the damage, so you will know if you’re dealing with simple issues that can be easily repaired or serious issues that may call for replacement. An important step that should take place early in the process is getting a roof estimate.
Unlike other estimates you may be familiar with, a roof estimate will usually be more detailed than just an estimated total for the work. Usually, a roofer will need to visit your home to inspect your roof and provide an accurate assessment. However, with satellite technology, roofers can provide you with an accurate estimate faster and without having to visit you in person. Here’s what else you should expect from your roof estimate:
- Itemized Costs- Rather than listing a total price for their services and nothing else, great roofers will provide you with a breakdown of all the things they are charging you for, including the materials used for each task, like replacing shingles. This way, they can be transparent and you can be sure there aren’t hidden costs.
- Timeline- A roofing estimate will often provide you with an estimated start and end date so you can be prepared and get it on your calendar.
- Licenses and Insurance- When you get your estimate, you can expect that it will include important information like licenses, insurance, certifications, or other credentials that prove you can trust your roofer.
- Warranties- A roof estimate will also probably include warranties that you need to be aware of, such as manufacturer or workmanship warranties.