Roofing projects are costly. A complete roof replacement can range anywhere from $8,700 to $22,000 on average, making it crucial to shop around for the best deal from a competent contractor. A roofing estimate should provide you with all of the information you require regarding your project. Local roofing contractors may give you a handwritten, one-page summary, while others may create a very in-depth document that spans multiple pages. Either will suffice, as long as the required information is included. But what should you expect from a roofing estimate? Storm damage roof repair experts from Arrowhead Roofing are here to tell you in this post.
Estimate vs. Quote
To begin with, you’ve probably seen these terms on home improvement websites or heard about them from your neighbors. Local contractors may provide you with estimates, quotes or bids, but these documents contain different information. A contractor will utilize their industry experience and expertise to generate an estimate on a project, which is how much the professional feels the job will cost. The project’s true cost could be anywhere between 10% and 15% higher or lower. A quote–or a bid–on the other hand, when signed, becomes a contract. These should be thorough documents that cover every facet of the project.
It’s critical to thoroughly analyze each roof replacement estimate or quote once you’ve gotten several of them. Your project quote should be clear, comprehensive and even lengthy (if your roofing project is that crucial). Every aspect of the project, including the cost of materials, start and finish dates and hourly rate, should be documented. Disposal, permits, labor and even porta-potties should all be included in your quote. It’s crucial to think about the numbers, as well as how they’re presented. A good contractor will make certain that all of the information is contained in a well-organized document. It’s in your best interest to request a revised quote before signing a contract if you feel your quote isn’t properly itemized and detailed.
Credibility Through Licenses & Insurance
Contractor licensing and insurance requirements vary by city and state (think liability insurance and workers’ compensation). Hiring a contractor that lacks the necessary skills carries a high level of risk, as you gamble on not only sloppy craftsmanship but also possible bodily injury. Proof will be provided by a reputable contractor. A contractor’s license can be verified by looking up the license number on your state’s licensing board, and you may also want to include proof of bonding in your roofing quote, which protects you if your contractor fails to deliver the agreed-upon services.
If you want a custom metal roof installed on your building, Arrowhead Roofing is a full-service residential and commercial roofing contractor with more than 30 years of experience in large and small jobs. We’ve continuously offered full-scale construction services in the residential and commercial marketplace since 1987, and we’ve committed ourselves to providing innovative products, systems and the latest technologies to provide our clients with the outstanding service and workmanship that’s expected with our name. We’re also a GAF Master Elite®, GAF Master and CertainTeed ShingleMaster® roofing contractor, and we’re even on the Honor Roll of the Better Business Bureau®!
If you have questions, you can reach us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in the state of Oklahoma.