Find out the important things that you can know by carefully going through your roof estimate
The roof is one of the most important components of any home as it is a property’s first line of defense against the elements. As such, you can expect some damage over time, and when your residential roofing system sustains serious damage, you may need to replace it sooner rather than later.
However, when you’re going to replace or repair your roof, you need to get an estimate first, and as a homeowner, you better know everything that needs to be included in a roof replacement or repairing estimate.
Repairing and replacing your home’s roofing system is a complicated job. The homeowner and roofing contractor must establish and agree on an estimate for your roofing project before any roofing work can begin.
The budget determines the financial parameters of the project, the project schedule, the payment date, the materials to be used, and much more.
Here are the eight things that should always be included in a roofing estimate:
- Project description
The roofing estimate must include a complete description of the roofing project. It details a step-by-step process of how the project will unfold, the design specifications, what parts of your roofing system will be removed or installed, the materials that will be used, etc.
- The schedule
The homeowner and the roofing company must determine and agree on a set schedule for the roofing project. This includes a start date by which each step of the project will start and an estimated completion date acceptable to all parties involved before work begins on the site.
- Budget allocation and payment
This section provides details on how much your project is expected to cost. It includes how your budget will be allocated, the payment structure of the project, whether the payments will be split, or if there will be a lump sum payment for the project. It also sets a date by which these payments must be made.
- Insurance and Licensing Information
This includes your insurance information and license details of the roofing company you are working with.
It also consists of any documentation or proof provided by your contractor to show that they are qualified for this type of project, as well as their level of experience regarding roofing work.
Both the roofing company you hired and your insurance have a vested interest in ensuring that all necessary license information is correct.
This ensures their peace of mind, knowing that if something happens to their work or vice versa, they can recover from the damage suffered without worry.
If the roofing company offers warranties and guarantees on the roofing project, it should be stated and detailed in the roofing estimate.
- Materials and Costs
When obtaining an estimate for your roof replacement or repairing project, the materials to be purchased for the job should be itemized in the estimate along with the cost of materials and labor.
By doing so, homeowners like you will know exactly where their money is going when they replace or repair their roofs.
According to residential roof replacement experts, provisions for add-ons or order changes should always be noted in the project estimate, as they can affect the total cost of the roof replacement job.
- A way out
If either party has a reason to terminate the roofing project, there must be a termination clause in place which must be agreed upon, that allows either party to abandon the project without legal implications.
For more information on roofing estimates or any other roofing questions you may have, call 12 Roofing today and get a residential roofing estimate by 12 Roofing. For further roof related queries, contact us for more details.