Reviewing several roofing quotes and estimates is an integral step you need to take when tackling a roofing project. Doing so not only helps you examine your budget carefully but also allows contractors to be competitive with the prices they offer. Dior Construction, your local provider of residential roofing services, explains what you need to know about these items.
1. Estimates and quotes are different from one another.
We often use both terms interchangeably, but they do have distinct differences. A roofing estimate is what a contractor believes a project will roughly cost. The actual project cost could be either more or less than the provided estimate. Meanwhile, a roofing quote, also known as a bid, is a detailed document outlining everything about the project. Once signed, it becomes a contract.
2. Check the quote for important information.
A quote from a local residential roofing contractor should contain the following pieces of information:
The scope of the roofing project
List of materials and accessories, including a breakdown of the cost of each item
Start and end dates
Labor costs, including the workers’ hourly rate
Miscellaneous costs (e.g. permit application and construction disposal)
Information regarding project changes, delays due to weather, and unexpected repairs.
3. Estimates and quotes vary.
No two estimates are the same, and this is dictated by several factors. Roofing product costs vary depending on the manufacturer, and can increase when you select upgrades, such as asphalt shingles with anti-algae features or a metal roof with reflective coatings. Expect higher prices for products with longer service lives and high fire- and wind-resistance ratings.
Also, take note that if an estimate provided to you sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Unscrupulous contractors often provide lower bids but will cut corners by performing shoddy repairs and use substandard materials. Disregard those who provide you with a lower quote or estimate right away.
For your asphalt shingles installation needs, turn to Dior Construction. As a GAF-certified company, we bring our customers the most durable and most reliable asphalt shingles in the industry today. We’re confident enough in both our products and top-notch installation services to give you a lifetime warranty coverage surpassed by none.
Give us a call today at (201) 472-5462 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve New Jersey residents, including those living in Bergen County, NJ.