What To Look For In a Roofing Estimate
A roofing estimate or quote is essential when planning your next roofing project. Whether you’re installing a new roof or repairing your current one, it’s crucial to get a detailed estimate to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money. Hidden costs and surprises can throw you off budget so that’s why it’s important to do the research and be familiar with the company you choose to hire.
We pride ourselves in being a highly reputable and honest company. Unfortunately, some contractors don’t live up to their promise and can take advantage of homeowners. A roof is one of the most important and costly purchases you will make on your home or commercial property, and we understand you want it done right. We are here to help walk you through the entire process.
Your estimate should include a detailed breakdown of all the materials you have chosen for your project, including the type and quality of material, the roof decking, underlayment and the thickness, the location of the flashing, size of nails and fasteners, type of ventilation, gutters if needed and the type of sealant for waterproofing. The specific brand, model, and color of each material should also be indicated so you know you’re getting the exact product you selected. Take your time when choosing your material and be sure to meet with your sales person as he walks you through the estimate and provides exact samples of the color and quality of the roofing material. You can even play around on our website with the samples.
Your estimate should include a breakdown of all costs, including the outline of the project, and the estimated number of hours required to complete the job, and any additional fees for debris or trash cleanup.
One great thing about Patriot Roofing is that we clear the debris at the end of every day, even if the job takes a week. We do not want anyone stepping on nails or getting hurt because of our lack of attention to detail.
The cost breakdown should indicate if there is an upfront deposit, most cases a deposit is required to get the job started. It also should include how the final payment is going to be made; by check or is financing needed. Patriot Roofing offers financing options which can be helpful when a full roof replacement is needed.
The timeline for your roofing project is also an essential consideration. Your estimate should provide a detailed timeline for each phase of the project, including the start and estimated completion date, and any potential delays.
Factors that may affect the timeline, such as weather, material availability, or unforeseen issues that may arise, should also be discussed with your salesperson.
Our sales team are experts in their field and know what materials are on hand or if there are any delays. The weather can also be an important factor, especially here in in our coastal community, however, when it comes to finishing up a project, our team will work diligently to get the job done before a storm hits. Your safety and your home are our main priority.
Permits and Inspections
Most roofing projects require permits and inspections, and your estimate should account for these costs. Ask your contractor about any necessary permits and inspections are required for your project, as well as the associated fees.
At Patriot Roofing Company we work closely with the city and county to be sure your roof passes inspection without any delays. We will provide the necessary permits and will have the inspector scheduled once the timeline has been established.
Finally, a roofing estimate should include information about the warranty. Ask about the contractor’s track record with warranty claims and how they handle any issues that arise after the project is complete.
Patriot Roofing offers a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty which covers any material defects. We also offer workmanship warranties which you can choose from several different tiers; 2 year, 10 year and 25 year. And the best part is, we stand behind our work and offer 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are unhappy, we will come out and fix the issue.
As always, be sure to work with a licensed and experienced roofing company to get the best possible outcome for your project. As an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, we guarantee we will deliver excellent workmanship at high-quality service.
If you have questions or concerns about the current condition of your roof – now is the time to get an inspection. Give us a call today at 910-218-0600 or email us at email@example.com to schedule an inspection.