Summer is an excellent time to undertake a roofing project because of the warm weather and good conditions. However, you need to do a few things before you look for a roofing company. First, you need to research the company you’re considering hiring and verify their qualifications. Second, you need to interview the roofing contractor about their work experience. Third, you need to make sure their roofing estimate contains all the information that you need.
Thompson Roofing and Construction discusses what should be in your roofing estimate.
Costs of Labor and Materials
Your prospective roofing contractor needs to be clear about the costs of materials and labor. The estimate needs to specify the scope of work involved and leave no detail out. One detail that many homeowners forget to check is the cost for permits that need to be pulled for the project. If the contractor plans on doing this for you, then they need to include these costs in the estimate. Make sure to look for this so that you don’t get surprised when it’s time to pay.
Some other details that should be in your estimate are information on the types of flashings, shingles, ventilation and underlayment that your roofer will use during your roofing project. These may seem like unnecessary details, but they are, however, vital to the overall success of your roofing project. Details help keep everyone on the same page and accountable.
Questions You Need to Ask Your Contractor
Review the estimate together with your prospective contractor, and take this opportunity to ask them several important questions. Ask about their work experience and the homeowners that they have helped. If possible, secure some local references and testimonials. Question them about the possible challenges that they think they will face during your project and how they plan to overcome these challenges.
Thompson Roofing and Construction offers roof repair, replacement and maintenance services. We can also help you with your siding and gutter problems. Our mission is to provide quality home improvement services at a price local homeowners can afford. Our dedication to excellence has made us one of the top roofers in the country as shown by our GAF Master Elite® certification. Give us a call at (256) 952-3309 for more information on our services and products. We serve Huntsville and many other areas in Alabama.