When your roof is showing signs of extensive disrepair due to storm damage or old age, it would be best for you to have it replaced by a reliable roofer. While there are many roofing contractors in our area, you should be aware that there are also those who are only in it for the money. It can be hard to tell if one is telling the truth, especially when it comes to the roofing estimate.
What Is an Estimate?
A slip of paper with a flat rate written on it is not considered an estimate. If a contractor gives you one, move on to another contractor. Ideally, it should contain an estimate for both materials and labor. Here’s a look at each:
- Material costs – The market price for roofing materials can vary depending on your location. So, you must check with a roofing supplier in your local area to make sure the contractor that gave you the estimate is charging you a fair markup percentage of 30% or less. Of course, you should be certain about the type of roofing material you want for your roof replacement and the amount required based on the roof’s total area.
- Labor costs – This must also be a part of the roofing estimate. Labor costs often involve removal and tearing, and replacement. Be sure to speak with the pros to help you understand the details involved.
Things to Remember
A reputable roofing contractor should provide you an accurate representation of your project’s costs. The pros must inspect your roof first as well as the areas in your home that may be affected by the project. They should also explain the project’s scope and potential issues that may arise while this is ongoing. Rotting or damaged spots on your roof decking may be discovered while they tear off the old roof covering. Don’t agree to the estimate if they don’t do any of these things.
To get the best roofing estimate and services, turn to Barnett Roofing. You can count on us to provide true value for your money, whether you require a roof repair or replacement. Call us today at (865) 936-6959, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.