Whether you’re preparing for a roof repair or replacement, you’re bound to find several local roofers in your local area. After discussing the project details and asking questions about their capabilities, you’ll be presented with estimates. They might be worded differently, but they should contain the same key elements. We discuss them below:
Breakdown of Materials
A typical estimate should have a breakdown of all the materials that will be used to complete your roofing project. Apart from the primary roofing material, the list should also contain other components like the nails, underlayment and flashing. Each item should indicate the type and brand to justify the cost.
Scope of Work
This section of the estimate describes the extent of the roofing work and the project’s required labor. Apart from the actual project itself, the roofers should also include structural repairs and other changes to the roof. Check if this part also indicates information about post-installation work like cleanup and disposal. If there’s none, look for it in the other sections of the estimate, or ask your contractor about it.
A roofing estimate should provide you the payment schedule. It should start with the down payment upon signing the contract, another payment upon delivery of the items and up to two payments from then to completion. Make sure the prospective contractor doesn’t ask for the full payment upfront. If the person does, then move on to the next roofing company.
Important Note to Remember
As you review these estimates, be wary of roofing contractors providing unbelievably low bids. It is a red flag to watch out for as this could put you at risk of paying much more than what is initially provided to you in the estimate. Only work with roofers who offer fair prices and have years of experience in the industry.
Goodrich Roofing provides detailed estimates. Call (505) 219-4450 today, or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners across New Mexico.