3 Tips to Help You Understand Your Roofing Estimate

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Needing a roof replacement can be a frustrating experience, especially when it comes to picking a roofing company for the replacement. On top of trying to find the best company, you’re likely also looking for the best deal.

That’s where roofing estimates come in. These estimates should detail labor costs, materials, any permits needed, and clean-up/removal. Even still, it can be hard to understand exactly what you’re looking at.

Here are our top tips to better understand your roofing estimate:

Know what type of contractor you’re looking for.

Roofing isn’t a one size fits all – there are actually many different specialties in roofing. Make sure you’re getting the right contractor for your needs. For example, one contractor may specialize in environmentally friendly roofing options, and another specializes in asphalt roofing.

To save time and effort, have a list of the specifications you need in a roofer before reaching out for estimates.

Check the warranty and guarantee.

With a warranty and guarantee, it demonstrates confidence in the materials and quality of work the contractor has. It also means the contractor is willing to make small repairs to maintain their quality reputation.

If your contractor offers a warranty or guarantee, make sure to read the fine print so you don’t void the contract.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

You likely aren’t a roofer or someone who understands the ends and outs of replacing a roof – and your contractor knows that. If you don’t understand something in your estimate, don’t be afraid to ask for clarity. This will help set clear expectations for both parties.

Some questions you can ask your contractor include:

  • How long will the repair take?
  • Was this the only issue my roof had?
  • Do you offer a guarantee or warranty?
  • How can I be sure I won’t need another repair after this one?

If you’re in need of a roof replacement, Hewatt Roofing can help! Call us today at (770) 297-3585 to learn more about a FREE roof inspection.

Let us know what you have in mind, and we’ll get back to you in an instant!


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