Roofing Quote Key Elements
Getting a new roof is a great way to improve your home’s value, stop or prevent leaks, and refresh the look of your home to a more updated look. A full roof replacement is a big project, and when you search “roofing companies near me” to ask for a quote, you may wonder what factors play into the roofing quote that you get. Here is some advice from our roofer in Dallas/Fort Worth on some of the things that will contribute to the amount of money you pay for a new roof.
1. Comprehensiveness of the project
The most comprehensive roofing jobs will take off your old shingles and tar paper and throw them away before laying new tar paper and shingles. However, some roofing jobs involve simply nailing new shingles on top of the old ones. This is a cheap shortcut for the job, so if a roofing contractor is giving you a quote that is significantly lower than the other quotes, you should investigate whether they plan to actually replace your old shingles. There is a limit to how many layers of shingles you can lay down, and every layer involves punching new nail holes in the tar paper underneath, increasing the amount of locations where a leak can start.
2. Interesting features on your roof
If your home’s roof is a simple, boring rectangle on both sides, your job will probably turn out cheaper per square foot than if it has a complex design, like multiple gables and chimneys. For every corner, exhaust vent, or protruding structure on your roof, it means a job that takes slightly more time. This is because the roofer has to stop more often to install flashing or measure and cut shingles to precisely the right length.
3. Material your roof is made of
There is always more than one choice of materials, and this is true even between brands of shingles. If quality and longevity are important to you, then you’ll want to let your roofer know that you want a higher grade of materials, and ask them what options are available to you. Of course, if you go with a high-end or unique roofing material (like tile or slate), then your quote will be even more.
4. Quality of the roofer’s service
There are roofers out there who take shortcuts, and here’s one easy way to tell. Ask the roofer for a couple of addresses of homes they’ve recently done. Drive by those homes and look at the horizontal lines the shingles make across the roof. Do you see any waviness in the lines? If so, it’s a reflection that the roofer probably didn’t take the time to measure from the ridgeline for each new row of shingles. This is a tempting shortcut for roofers to take, and it probably reflects that they take shortcuts in other areas. Getting a roofing quote should be a simple process.
Guardian Roofing and Construction is a Dallas / Fort Worth company who offers roofing and other building services. We pride ourselves on giving fair and transparent quotes for roofing jobs, and we don’t cut corners. Contact us today for your roofing quote.
Guardian Roofing and Construction grew up locally and understands how people in this area value their homes. We’re committed to providing superior residential roofing services in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex including Arlington
, Denton, Keller, Mansfield, Bedford
, Plano, and Southlake, Lantana, Frisco, Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine. The experts at Guardian Roofing are leaders in the residential and commercial roofing industry and are here to help with your roofing needs.
The Better Business Bureau gave Guardian Roofing and Construction an A+ rating. Owens Corning rated Guardian “Preferred,” along with only 145 other Roofers for the entire state of Texas. We are also members of the Commerce of Fort Worth.
Whether you need a roof repair, routine inspection, roof restoration or a new roof, at Guardian Roofing and Construction, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and make it happen.
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