Having a roof replaced is a big project, and it can be a costly project. As such, you will generally want to get several quotes before you choose a roof replacement company to hire. You will also want to make sure that the quotes you receive are accurate. This helps you make a better choice between the companies, and it also helps ensure there are no surprises when the bill comes. To some degree, it is the responsibility of the roofing company to make sure the quotes they are offering are accurate. But there are a few things you can do, as a potential customer, to ensure accurate quotes, too.
Let the roofers look inside your home, too.
When the roofers come to look over your roof and give you a quote, make sure you are home. This way, you can let them into the attic of your home. They can look at the underside of your roof deck, which will give them more insight into what condition the roof deck is in. This way, they can include any roof deck work that may be required in your quote.
If you want new vents and gutters, say so.
Roofers do not always replace gutters or vents when they replace a roof. They may put new ones in place if they discover yours are damaged or rusty, but if that was not included in your original quote, it may add to the cost of the project. So, when your roofers come to give you a quote, let them know whether or not you want new gutters and vents. Or, you could ask what the cost will be if they discover you need new gutters or vents.
Ask them to create the quote using the specific roofing material you want.
Some roofers will tell you how much a roof would cost with their average material. Then, when you choose a material later on, you find out that one will cost more. You'll get more accurate quotes if you ask the roofer for a quote specifically with the exact roofing material you want. Select the color and model of shingles you want before you even decide, for sure, whether you are going with that company.
With these tips, you can get more accurate roof replacement quotes. If you simply let your roofer know that this is your goal, they will generally be more vigilant in giving you very accurate, specific numbers.
Contact a roofing contractor to learn more.