The most useful advice you can get before doing a residential roofing replacement is to ask for an estimate from your local roofers. Estimates can give you a rough idea of how much the project will set you back, which is helpful if you’re considering to complete the work within a budget. However, estimates are exactly what they are –estimates, and the final price can still change depending on the situation.
After a roofer conducts an initial inspection of your roof, they’ll provide you with a cost estimate of the whole job. Estimates are usually divided into two parts: labor and materials. Familiarizing yourself with how estimates are determined can give you a good idea of how to get your roof replacement started. Here is a quick primer on roofing estimates from our experts at Moss Roofing.
Estimates and Quotes
A roofing company can give you either an estimate or a quote. The difference between these two is pretty much on the timing. Estimates are a close approximation of the total cost of the project. These are subject to changes based on a number of factors. A quote, on the other hand, is more or less definite and they become contracts once they are signed.
The cost of materials covers everything that will be used in a roof replacement, from the actual shingles themselves right down to the very last nail. If your roof replacement includes a gutter upgrade or repair, you can expect to see these listed as well.
Labor costs can change from one roofer to another. Generally speaking, labor costs will cover the number of people needed to complete the job as well as the hours they’ll put in. Some roofing projects, such as metal roof installations, might require specialized training and, therefore, specialized roofers. This will also affect the final cost overall.
Get accurate and reasonable estimates from our professionals at Moss Roofing, your number one go-to resource for roof replacement, repair, and maintenance services. Give us a call at (317) 784-3227 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Noblesville, Indianapolis, and all surrounding areas in IN.