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What to Expect When Getting a Roofing Estimate

Contemplating a new roof can be a scary decision filled with all sorts of unanswered questions. How can you be assured of a quality installation? Will it be expensive? How long will the roof last? These questions are some of the most frequent that customers need answered to make this important decision. With answers to these questions, you can be assured that you are getting a quality product, installed by qualified contractors, at a cost-effective price, in a reasonable timeframe.

Are the installers licensed and insured? Ask if the installers are paid by the job, or by the hour – so they have incentive to complete your roof quickly and with high quality workmanship.

Do they provide the necessary permits? All reputable remodeling companies will pull the required permits for you, and will do the necessary paperwork, so you don’t have to.

What are the payment terms? Most large remodeling companies offer financing options that either require a small deposit or will allow you to pay for the job over time through a reputable bank or lender. Or you can talk to your own bank or credit union to see what their rates might be.

Where can I see previous customer’s references? You can look online or ask the company to give you addresses of jobs that were done in your neighborhood. Ask a neighbor who did their work.

What type of warranty is available? A warranty should include the labor to repair any potential problems. The labor is most often the most expensive part of a repair or service call. Just including parts is not taking care of the whole job. Ask about the warranty before you sign on the dotted line.

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