Roof decking materials, insulation, and other factors can significantly change the price of an estimate, so ask questions if one estimate uses materials that are significantly different from those recommended by other companies. Inquire about the products’ warranties from the manufacturers; those with lengthier guarantees will typically last longer.Learn more by visiting Roofing
Do not be hesitant to request that roofing contractors’ detail not only the materials, but also the cost of each component. Rather than providing you a single price for everything on the list, they should price each item separately. If most firms sell your slate tiles at similar costs, but one company sells the same brand, style, and size slate tile for significantly more, that contractor may be padding the price they paid for the materials.
Even if two roofing contractors estimate that installing your new roof will take four days, you could not get the same amount of labour from them. Do they work eight-hour or ten-hour days? Will they be doing many jobs at the same time? Inquire about whether professional, licenced installers will be assigned to the job or if parts of the work will be subcontracted to temporary labourers.
One is less expensive, but may not perform as well, whilst the other has greater expertise and talent. Remember that the amount of time and labour required varies greatly from work to work, so if your quotations are greater than your neighbours’, take a closer look at your home. Do you have any further gables? Is there a severe pitch to the roof? Roofing professionals will need to devote more time and attention to a more complicated roof.
The best roofing companies are typically meticulous in their clean-up. If you come home to a beautiful new roof but your yard is covered with shingles or shakes wrappers, nails, and old felt, contact the installers and inform them that the project isn’t finished. To avoid this, make sure that every quote includes the cost of clean-up and disposal of any old materials, as well as any scrap or excess new products left over from the installation (if applicable).