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What Should be Included in a Roofing Estimate?

When it comes time to repair or replace a roof, the most common question on people’s minds is, “how much is going to cost?” And rightfully so. You should know exactly what the work on your roof is going to cost. This is where the roofing estimate comes into play.

With a well-crafted roofing estimate, a roofing contractor should be able to tell you how much labor and materials are going to cost, as well as provide an accurate and thorough description of the work that will be completed on your home.

And while the format of a roofing estimate may vary from contractor to contractor, there a few a key elements that should be included in all estimates. After all, roofing projects are generally significant investments on the party who is having the work done. So it makes complete sense that you know exactly what you are paying for upfront.

With that being said, here are the things you want your estimate to include when it comes time to hire a roofing company for a repair or replacement.

Cost of Labor and Materials

This is a given for any estimate. The quote you receive from any roofing company should include at the bare minimum how much materials for the project are going to cost, as well as the cost for labor involved in the project.

Description of Work Involved

Another key piece of information that any estimate should include is a description of services. That is to say, what is the roofing company going to be doing to your roof? All of this should be spelled out to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the exact work that will be completed on your roof beforehand.

Proof of License and Insurance

Any roofing contractor working on your home should absolutely be licensed and insured. With that being said, the bid you receive should have the contractor’s license and some sort of proof of liability insurance and workman’s compensation. The last thing you want is to be liable for any injuries that could potentially occur on your property. These safeguards help protect against that.

Cost for Permits and Debris Removal

Let’s face it. Roof repairs and replacements can create a good deal of debris and trash. Often parts of your existing roof need to be completely removed. In doing so, this creates excess material that needs to be discarded. If a roofing contractor is going to charge you to have all of this excess debris removed, they should absolutely let you know about it in your estimate.  Otherwise you could be looking at surprise charges at the end just for discarding trash. And who wants that?

Workmanship Warranties

A roofing contractor that stands by their work, should offer a workmanship warranty along with their services. This guarantees that any work completed on the roof of your home is covered for a period of time, should your roof need an unforeseen repair sooner than later.

Need a Roofing Estimate?

At Norwest Roofing in San Antonio, we offer free roofing estimates. And you can rest assured that the estimates we provide are thorough, descriptive, and honest. In addition, we offer workmanship warranties for all roof repairs and 10-year workmanship warranties for all roof replacements. So if you need a roofing estimate, we encourage you to contact us today!

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