Knowing what you should expect to see in an estimate can help you avoid shady roofing contractors. It’s recommended to get at least three quotes before settling on one company.
Here’s what should be in a roofing estimate.
Contractors usually add a markup for the products they offer. Sadly, there are roofing companies who place higher numbers on the price of materials. This is why it’s important that you have an idea about the cost of construction materials in your area. You shouldn’t hire a contractor who’s charging over 30% markup.
The market price for materials vary on your location so consult your local roofing supplier to ensure you’re being charged fairly. Before visiting your local supplier, determine the type of shingles you want and the amount your roof needs.
Labor costs should be laid out in detail. It normally includes the costs for removing shingles and installing new ones, and the cost to tear off and replace old decking. Choose a contractor who can precisely explain what composes the labor costs.
You can also expect to see the cost of removing debris and renting a dumpster to store them as the workers do their job. Don’t hesitate to ask your roofer about the additional costs in the estimate. The better they can explain the reason behind the costs, the more likely they’re giving a reasonable quote.
Only put your trust in a reliable roofing company like Designer Roofing & Restoration LLC. We specialize in asphalt, low-slope and metal roofing. As a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™ and GAF-certified Weather Stopper® roofing contractor, you can only expect excellent services from us. Call us at (912) 200-6613, or fill out our online form to request an estimate. We work with homeowners in Savannah, GA.