How to Assess & Compare Roofing Estimates

If you’ve finally gotten around to replacing your old roof and have spoken to three or more roofing companies, chances are you’ve already received several estimates of how much the replacement will cost. But before signing a contract and handing over a check, you need to have a good idea of what a good estimate looks like. Sure, you probably want the best price–who doesn’t?–but this shouldn’t be your only consideration. In today’s post, your friends over at Bone Dry Roofing – West share how to properly assess a roofing estimate to make sure that you’re getting a great deal without sacrificing quality.

What to Compare

Materials. Not all roofing materials are created equal. Make sure that your roofer sends you a detailed list of all the materials that are going to be used. Obviously, your roofing contractor will include major items like shingles on the list, but you’ll also want to make sure that supplementary materials such as sealants, underlayment and even nails are included as well. This will give you a better idea of how much your roof will actually cost.  

Warranties. While most roofing manufacturers will offer a material warranty, you’ll want to make sure that the roofer you’re thinking of hiring offers a workmanship warranty as well. A reputable roofer will have no problem standing behind their workmanship and will often offer a guarantee that’s similar to the length of the material warranty.

Incidentals. Here is where shady roofers will try to sneak in hidden fees for services such as cleanup and waste disposal. Be sure to compare this section on competing estimates carefully. You definitely don’t want to work with a company that’s going to leave a pile of old shingles on your driveway unless you pay extra to have them removed.

If you’re looking for a reputable company to replace your old roof, look no further than Bone Dry Roofing-West. We are an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. Give us a call at (970) 329-8938 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today.

1 thought on “How to Assess & Compare Roofing Estimates”

  1. I’m absolutely grateful you said that while the majority of roofing manufacturers provide a material guarantee, you should confirm that the roofer you’re considering employing also provides a workmanship warranty. You’re right as well that a good roofer won’t hesitate to stand behind their work and will frequently provide a guarantee that is comparable to the duration of the material warranty. This ought to be read by my husband who is on the hunt for a roofing service that can install our summer house’s new ones in preparation for monsoon season. Thanks a lot.

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