When you’re ready to replace or repair your Delaware roof, it’s time to find the right roofing contractor for the job. Contractors vary in skill, experience and track record. Finding the right roofer is a process that you shouldn’t take lightly.
Before you settle on a particular contractor, getting multiple roofing estimates is key. Only when facing comparable choices, you will know who’s the best fit for the job and what the project is going to involve.
The easiest way to avoid confusion when comparing multiple estimates is to make a checklist of everything you want and need, present the checklist to each contractor, and have them submit competitive bids.
So gather your written estimates with warranty information from all of the contractors you’ve contacted and will help you decode them.
Roofing Estimates 101
All quality roofing estimates should include:
- Estimated project duration
- Detailed description of work, including roofing materials, flashing locations & underlayment type
- Type of sealant used to weatherproof flashing and nail holes
- Cleanup expectations
- Total project cost:
- Building material costs (roofing material, fasteners, flashing)
- Labor costs, broken down by man hours or listed as a project bid
- Additional expenses, such as sheathing repairs, tear-out of old shingles, etc.
For a more detailed list of what to expect, please check our recent post on 7 crucial points to remember when requesting an installation estimate.
Additional Information to Request
When obtaining a roofing estimate, inquire about the types and lengths of warranties or guarantees for materials and workmanship. These warranties should be detailed in writing within your final contract.
Liability insurance information is another important information you should request. Reputable roofing companies should supply general liability insurance while on the job, and should provide all employees and site managers with worker’s compensation coverage.
Need a Reputable Roofing Contractor?
All Roofing Solutions is a family-owned business with 15 years of experience in residential and commercial roofing. We are passionate about providing great service and excellent workmanship and offer a wide range of roofing services to customers throughout Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania!
Call All Roofing Solutions today for a no-obligation and free roofing estimate: 302-725-7663 (Delaware) or 610-551-7663 (Pennsylvania)!