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What Should Be Included in a Roofing Estimate?

When it comes to roof replacement, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by the to-dos and the costs. To help you navigate the first stages of planning this project and avoid unnecessary expenses, here are five things you should look for when checking roof estimates.

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Project Details

The scope of work and who’s responsible for specific tasks should be indicated in the roofer’s bid. The start and completion dates as well as payment terms should be noted, too.

Cost of Materials

You can expect your contractor to add some markup on the prices of the materials that they will use. This is a common and accepted practice among roofing professionals since this enables them to afford the overhead for running their businesses. However, make sure that the roofer you’re dealing with is charging a fair markup value.

Typically, markup on roof materials shouldn’t exceed 30%. Then again, market prices for materials vary depending on the location. The best way to check whether your roofer is charging a fair markup is by contacting a local supplier. Make sure you know the specific type of shingles and amount to be used by your roofer. This way, the supplier can give you a clearer idea of what a reasonable price would be for your roof replacement project.

Cost of Labor

This isn’t necessarily a singular amount in the roof estimate. Typically, labor costs are further specified according to the particular tasks that will be done. For instance, the cost of removing shingles and installing new ones should be properly indicated. If the roofer offers cleanup and disposal of construction waste, the estimate should clearly state how much these jobs would cost.

State Roofing has a team of trained and experienced professionals who will ensure top-notch results for your project. Whether you need help building decks or installing roofs, you can count on us to do a high-quality job. Call us at (360) 794-7164, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Seattle, WA.

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