Finding the right roofing contractor is an integral part of any roof repair or replacement project. Before you make your selection, you’ll have to create a short list and vet each one’s qualifications for the job. Your candidates will provide estimates, which you can then compare and assess. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Examine the Breakdown of Materials
One of the things to look out for when comparing estimates is the breakdown of materials. Apart from the primary roofing material, you’ll also have to consider other items like flashings, sealants and underlayment. A good estimate will provide detailed information about each item. This helps you learn whether or not the materials are of the best quality.
2. Review the Costs for Labor
Whether it is residential roofing or any other type of home improvement, you want your project to be completed to the highest standard and at a fair price. That doesn’t mean you should automatically choose the lowest estimate. Check the section for labor costs and find out if what they are charging is justifiable. Look up the contractors’ websites to see if they are manufacturer-certified. Ask them if they carry adequate insurance as well.
3. Never Forget the Warranty
If you are tackling roof replacement, expect your new roof to come with a manufacturer warranty. Coverage will depend on the certifications and the industry brands the contractors are partnered with. Various warranties cover the product for 25 years, while others are up to 50 years. Find out from the prospective roofer if they offer their own warranty as well.
For all your roofing needs, turn to TopTier Roofing. We’ll help you understand the estimates we provide you, including every detail so you can make better decisions. We specialize in residential and commercial roofing, as well as window installation. Give us a call at (315) 877-3760 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.