The first thing that a homeowner does when they plan to have a roof replaced or repaired is to get a contractor’s estimate. What is contained in a written roofing estimate varies from one contractor to another. Sometimes, some contractors will give only a very general cost estimate for the project.
However, an estimate, whether for roofing or exterior painting service or any project for that matter, must spell out the following inclusions to help the homeowner better compare the offers of those bidding for the project.
Project details outline what is and what is not included in the project. It must also specify the responsibilities of all involved parties—the homeowner, the contractor and subcontractors, if any; the start and completion dates; and payment terms.
Materials to Be Used and Their Cost Estimate
The materials to be used are based on the suggestions of the remodeler or roof replacement contractor with consideration to the homeowner’s preferences. For a roofing replacement, this may include the type of underlayment, flashing, shingles and ventilation to be used. The estimated cost of materials must also be listed.
Cost for permits to be pulled
Cost of cleanup and debris removal
Proof of roofing or contractor’s license
Knowing the above mentioned key information will help you choose the contractor that can meet your budget and requirements. Likewise, it will help set the expectation of both parties and avoid surprises when the project is already ongoing.
If you need estimates for roofing as well as exterior vinyl siding, you can trust Independent Construction Services to give you transparent information and quality service.
Independent Construction Services is an expert in roof repair, maintenance and replacements, siding installation, gutter replacement, and interior and exterior painting service. To learn more about our services, call us today at (828) 358-1780. We serve Candler, NC.