Whether you need roof repair or replacement, it is always a good idea to reach out to roofing companies in your area to obtain estimates. Once you get a few of them, the next step is to compare them. Read on as we discuss the considerations to keep in mind in this phase of your roofing project.
Examine the Materials Included
Each roofing estimate contains a breakdown of the materials and components for your roofing project. Take note of each item on the list, including the sealants, flashings, underlayment material, and nails. It should have exact specifications, from the brand name to the quantity, to determine whether your project involves the use of high-quality products or not.
Review the Cost of Labor
Many homeowners who are tackling any home improvement project would want to achieve savings while getting the best workmanship out of their hired contractors. Then again, choosing a roofer just because it provided the lowest bid could lead to substandard materials and poor installation. When comparing estimates, see to it that you review the labor costs and check if it is justifiable. Take note of the roofer’s manufacturer certification and find out if they are licensed and insured.
Consider the Warranty
Investing in a new roof often involves a manufacturer’s warranty. The coverage, however, may depend on the contractor’s manufacturer certifications and the brands they’re affiliated with. Some offer the basic 25-year warranty, while others offer coverage of up to 50 years. Find out if the contractor also offers their own warranty. If so, then they are confident with the quality of the installation the same way they do with the products they use for roof replacement projects.
If you’re looking to update or upgrade your roofing system, Pruden Roofing has you covered. Book a free consultation today to discuss our different types of roofing options. Call (209) 810-5401 or fill out our contact form.