Getting a proper estimate is the first and perhaps most important step in every roofing project. It’s at this stage that you can learn as much as you can about your prospective roofers and how they plan to proceed. There are also essential items that you need to look for in these estimates.
These are the essential elements of a proper roofing estimate.
Start and Completion Dates
Right from the start, your roofer should be able to draw up a plan and give details on specific dates. Start and completion dates, along with milestones in between, if any, will calibrate a homeowner’s expectations. This can help you work around the given schedule, as well as prepare your finances.
Information on Materials To Be Used
During the consultation, your roofer will give recommendations as to which materials are best suited for your needs. Take this opportunity to ask about the materials you may already have in mind to learn about their pros and cons. A reliable roofer will give detailed itemizations on materials they plan to use.
Total Cost of Labor and Materials
Materials that your roofer plans to use on the project should be clearly stated and itemized. This way, you will know exactly what you are paying for. Furthermore, this affords you the chance to discuss the advantages and possible disadvantages of the various material options you have.
Now that you’ve covered the nitty gritty of the project itself, you can expect your roofer to discuss the payment schedules and terms. Most roofers will require an initial payment but never the full cost upfront. The remaining balance should always be paid only after the project’s completion.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. is the roofing contractor you can depend on to give you honest and accurate estimates. We strive to be consistently conscientious, innovative and reliable. We serve multiple areas in Florida, including Tampa, and other nearby cities. Call us now at (813) 257-9355 to get a free quote.