A roofing estimate (also known as a roofing quote) is a written estimate of the scope and cost of your roofing project provided by a roofing contractor. An estimate should be provided for a full roof replacement and small roofing repairs. While an estimate cannot provide exact figures due to the unknown state underneath the shingles, it will give you a price range to effectively prepare for. 

Roofing estimates vary widely from roofer to roofer. Some may send over a one-page quote while others may bring an entire presentation made with computer software to include an in-depth analysis to prepare your estimate. A basic roofing estimate should at least have an outline of the scope of work, materials, timeline, and labor.

The scope of the work is at the center of any roofing estimate. It includes the specific tasks that will be performed throughout your project. The scope of your project will be dependent on the condition of your roof, and the extent of work required.

For example, a simple repair job may only involve sealing a leak and replacing a few shingles. However, a full roof replacement may include tearing off the old roof, installing new decking, and installing new roofing materials. By clearly defining the scope of work, you can ensure everyone is on the same page from beginning to end.

The roofing quote you receive should include the brand and types of roofing materials your roofing contractor intends to use. The materials you choose not only effect the overall cost of your project, but the appearance and longevity of your roof. 

Typical Materials That Are Included

  • Shingles (Including the brand to be used, product line, and color)
  • Underlayment (Including the brand and product line)
  • Flashing
  • Ventilation Materials

Your estimate should include an estimated start date. Keep in mind that unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or supply chain delays, can sometimes impact the timeline, but your contractor should keep you informed of any changes along the way.

Roofing is a labor-intensive and skilled trade. Labor costs will vary depending on the size and complexity of your roof, local labor rates, and market conditions.

Reputable roofing contractors offer warranties to provide peace and protection for homeowners. The warranty section of your estimate should outline the terms and duration of the warranty and any exclusions or limitations that may apply.

A roofing estimate will ensure that you and the roofing contractor you choose are on the same page. It will also help you budget for your project. By knowing exactly what costs are involved upfront you can avoid unpleasant surprises down the road. The roof is one of the most important components of your home’s structure, so it is always worth taking the time to find a reputable roofing contractor who will do the job right.

If you are ready to take the next step to creating a safer, more beautiful home, call the experts at D&G Roofing and Restoration. Our experienced team is ready to answer any questions you may have and provide you with valuable insights into your home.

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