Whether you’re in need of roof repairs or replacement, chances are, you’ll be contacting multiple contractors for the job. Each roofing contractor will present a different price. The question is, what’s the best way to compare their estimates? Read on as D & M Roofing discusses the factors you need to consider.
A detailed estimate will not only set your expectations on the potential costs but the quality as well. Your contractor will write down the roofing material you’ll use, whether it’s asphalt shingles or metal, but you’ll also want to see that they indicate all the supplementary items. This includes the underlayment, flashing and sealants. Their estimate should state the specifications for each item, so you can determine whether the contractor is providing you with a higher-quality product or they’re overcharging you.
While it’s understandable that property owners want to save on roofing projects as much as possible, they shouldn’t just choose any contractor who offers the lowest bid. Many companies charge more on labor because their roofers already have years of experience in the field. However, this doesn’t mean that contractors that are new to the business can’t do any better.
The key to choosing the right roofing company is to exercise due diligence. Look for manufacturer certifications, and verify their licensing and insurance. Depending on their credentials, they might be able to give you access to industry-leading products that others can’t provide.
Most likely, your new roof will come with a manufacturer warranty, but the coverage may vary depending on the contractor’s certifications. Some can only provide the basic 25-year warranty while others can offer an exclusive 50-year warranty. Additionally, it’s better if your contractor offers their own warranty. This signifies that they stand behind the quality of their work. In case of material defects or workmanship error, they can make the necessary repairs or replacement with no charge.
When unsure of your roofing options, D & M Roofing can help. We will help you understand what your home’s needs and explain every detail of our estimate so you can make sound decisions. Contact us at (330) 968-0002 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve Canton, Akron and surrounding areas in OH.