Devising a thorough roofing proposal is an integral part of getting needed work done on your roof. Roof repair or installation requires a careful evaluation of the existing roof and consideration of the options available to improve its condition. As such, only an experienced roofer can get the job done right.
Because you’re relying on experienced professionals to create a proposal for you, you should expect to pay for your proposal. Homeowners and others contracting roofing services often confuse a roofing proposal with a roofing estimate. It’s typical for a roofing proposal to come first. A roofing proposal is like a blueprint for a roofing project that is being considered. On the other hand, an estimate is a valuation of this proposal. In an estimate, a roofing contractor will look at your proposal and determine how much the project will cost.
What information do you need to provide to get a roofing proposal?
A roofing contractor can’t present you with an accurate and appropriate proposal if you don’t give the contractor the necessary information. The following are a few things a roofing contractor is probably going to want from you before being able to produce a proposal:
- A budget- You’re going to need to let the contractor know how much you’re looking to spend. It’s impossible to draw up a proposal for a customer if a contractor doesn’t know what your price range is because roofs can vary widely in cost.
- A timeframe for the start and completion of roofing repairs or installation- If you need your roof installation or repair done by a certain date or within a certain period of time, you need to share that information immediately to avoid problems later on.
- A description of the current problems that need to be corrected- Of course, the contractor needs to know why you’re contracting a roofer. Is your roof letting leaks in? Are your concerns aesthetic? What is the problem that you need to have resolved?
- Any material or aesthetic preferences you have- There are many options out there when it comes to roof appearance and material. While in some cases the best material for a given situation may be obvious, it isn’t uncommon for multiple materials to be appropriate and similar in cost so that the final decision is made based on customer preference.
What factors should be considered in a roofing proposal?
To evaluate any roofing proposal you receive from a contractor, you should look at all of the important considerations that your contractor hopefully addressed. They include the following:
- The type amount, and quality of materials that will be used
- An outline of the scheduling of the proposed project
- An explanation of liabilities the contractor will have in the project
- How any waste will be cleaned up
- What type of warranty the roof will have
- How the roof will be paid for
- Any add-on costs
What should you look at when evaluating a roofing proposal?
You want a proposal that’s thorough and doesn’t leave much room for uncertainty and questioning. At the same time, you want to work with a contractor who is willing to answer your questions and address any concerns you do have after looking over the proposal.
Evaluate proposals by considering how well they’ve met your specifications. A contractor should work to meet your needs as much as possible.
In the end, the quality of the communication a contractor offers and how thoroughly proposal details have been explained are probably the most important considerations in evaluating proposals. To have a proposal devised for your roofing project, contact Elevated Roofing to learn more.
Elevated Roofing provides the GAF roof deck protection products described above. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.