How To Compare Estimates When Shopping For A Roofing Company

by / Wednesday, 13 September 2017 / Published in Tips

If you know you need a new roof, you have been diligently doing your homework and getting multiple quotes from local roofing companies. But now you have several quotes, have talked to more than your share of Napa roofers, and feel more confused than ever.

While cost is always an important factor in hiring a roofing contractor, it should not be your only consideration. Don’t make the mistake of hiring a company just because it has quoted the cheapest installation, only to be disappointed and dissatisfied with the results. Here are some other very important considerations when hiring a Napa roofing contractor for such a large investment.

Be organized by making a checklist of everything you will need for your roofing system. This way, each contractor will submit quotes based on your needs and not just their own talking points. Your checklist should also include things such as materials, labor, warranty, financing possibilities, and other questions. Beyond the price quoted by each of your selected companies, you want to consider the following:

Materials

Are the materials warrantied? Are all materials covered in the estimate? All supplementary materials such as sealants and underlayments should be covered as well as the raw materials such as shingles and wood and set out concisely.

Labor

Ask your Napa roofing professional to items all labor costs. Consider that a contractor with higher labor costs will have workers who earn a better wage — and may be more experienced.

Warranty

Always avoid Napa roofers who don’t offer a warranty. A good warranty should cover all materials and installation for an extended period of time. Most shingles will come with a 25-year warranty and many contractors offer the same for their installations.

Financing

If your Napa roofing contractor offers financing and you are considering taking advantage of it, weigh the interest rates and read all fine print carefully for any conditions or exclusions.

Make sure things such as cleanup and disposal of waste are set out explicitly. In addition, ask for referrals and do a concise follow up. Check the Better Business Bureau and any online reviews for the company. This will give you an idea if the contractor performed satisfactorily and honored the estimate they gave to others.

If you are looking for a reputable roofing contractor in Napa, call the roofing professionals at Modern Method Roofing. We have been serving the Napa area for over 63 years. Call us today for a free quotation.

 

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