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What to expect from a roofing quote

The roof is a property’s first line of defence against the elements, and as such, you can expect it to sustain some damage over time. When your residential or commercial roofing system sustains severe damage and you need to have it replaced, you first need to get a quote, and, as the homeowner, it’s best that you know everything that should be included in a roof replacement quote.

Here are the six things that should always be included in a roofing estimate

Company Contact Info

All quotes should have the roofing company contact information which includes the company name, address, phone number, and email address. The insurance and licenses should be visible on the quote so that you know they are legit. If a roofing contractor doesn’t carry the right insurance or have the proper licenses required, do not consider them for the job.

A Full Work Description

A very detailed description of the work to be done should be included in a roofing quote. All roofing materials, underlayment type and thickness, flashing locations, and even the size of the nails and fasteners that are to be used should be listed. Each step should be clearly defined.

Approximated Timeline

A roofing quote must also spell out a project’s start and estimated completion date so homeowners can adjust their schedules accordingly. However, keep in mind that the latter can change if additional damage is found on your roof.

Materials to Be Used

All materials that will be used to complete the roofing job are essential to determining the cost. If you notice that one quote does not include something others have listed, then this is a red flag.

The Total Cost

Every roof quotation will need to include the total project cost that you will have to pay for the work done.


Any available warranties should also be presented down to the finest details in your quote. That way, you can know how long it lasts, the exact terms of the warranty and whether or not it’s transferable to the new homeowner if ever you decide to sell your home in the future.

A roofing quotation can sometimes be confusing. So, make sure to take your time, read through the entire quote carefully, and ask any questions before signing the final contract.

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