What to Expect From a Residential Roofer in Indianapolis Indiana Estimate

by | Apr 29, 2014 | Roofing

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It’s best to get at least three estimates for your new roof from three different contractors. Not only can you compare the prices, but all of the services included in the estimate. Remember that the final price should not be the only thing you look at when comparing estimates. An estimate is strictly that an estimate. It is not guaranteed that your final bill will be the estimate total. Here is what you should expect from a good Residential Roofer in Indianapolis Indiana.

Everything Itemized

It’s very important that everything be clearly itemized on your estimate. These should include separate amounts for getting the necessary local permits, for each material, for labor, for getting rid of any trash from your old roof and taxes. This helps you easily compare your estimates to see if one company includes a service, such as trash cleanup, that the other companies don’t.

Project Start and Finish Times

These do not have to be exact dates but an estimation of how long the project should take. A week? Two weeks? Before winter? This is stuff you need to know. If there should be a problem with the roofer later, you can show to a small claims court that the estimate did include how long the project was supposed to take.

Roofer’s Contact Information

It’s remarkably easy for anyone to design a professional-looking company logo. That logo and name should match the name on the van or truck that comes to give you your estimate. If the vehicle is privately owned, that’s okay. There should be a physical address, phone number and website address. Double check the website address to make sure it exists. If possible, go tot the physical address listed to make sure it is what it claims to be.

Final Price

Look at the final price of each estimate. If one is far higher than the other two, eliminate that contractor. However, if one is a lot lower than the other two, also eliminate that contractor. The contractor with a bid so low that it’s too good to be true may have underestimated the work involved or is planning to charge you double.

If you still have questions about what a roofing estimate should include, please Contact Fort Wayne Roofing And Sheet Metal Corp. Today.

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