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What’s Included in a Roofing Estimate?

All home projects that you involve a professional in should also include an estimate. An estimate will give you all of the information you need whether you’re just looking to repair your roof or do a complete replacement. It should give you an idea of how the project will move forward and the costs associate with it. Not sure what you should look for on your next estimate? We’re here to share the basics.

Project Information

You should be able to find general information about the project on the roofing estimate. This will include important details like who your contact will be as well as how to reach them, the timeline for the project including estimated start and end dates, and the details surrounding payment.

Company Credentials

Your contractor should provide proof of any licenses and insurance that is required to complete the job. This ensures that you’ve hired someone that is well-qualified for the job and has a reputation for good work. You can find the license number on the estimate and check it against the state board.

Cost Breakdown

The costs that will come with the project will also be listed on your estimate. This gives you a quick and easy way to see what’s covered, what isn’t covered, and compare with other bids from other companies you are looking into. A couple of items to look for on this cost sheet would include the cost of labor, the cost of permits, the cost of materials, and the cost of cleanup. Expect to find a detailed breakdown of everything. It shouldn’t just be a number representing the total, but everything associated with the work.

Additional Details

Beyond the general details of cost and project scope, the estimate should also include important information such as a means of exit, any warranties or guarantees, and provisions. This can give you an idea of how to terminate the agreement if needed as well as the terms of how long the roof should last and the type of work the contractor will come back for when workmanship comes into question.

Your roof is a first-line defense against the outside elements and it’s important that you have a clear idea of your roofing project before it is started. If your Atlanta, Georgia home needs a roof replacement or repair, do not hesitate to call Superior Roofing Company of Georgia at 770-279-2621. You can also send us a message using our online form.  

 

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