Planning home improvement projects for your home can be overwhelming. Even if it’s just a simple residential roof repair, it can be a bit costly unless your budget is managed wisely. You just can’t afford to take these issues lightly, so these renovations have to be worth the cost. Part of knowing how much you need to spend for your project is to know what to expect in a given roofing estimate. To help you with this, we’ve given a quick rundown of what to expect.
These are the estimated costs you’ll receive from your hired contractor. These costs are usually broken down into parts such as the cost of removing your old shingles and installing new ones. These also include an estimate of how much it costs to tear off old decking, as well as to replace it with new materials. It’s okay to ask and have your hired contractor give a more detailed explanation on some of the labor costs if it makes you feel better. Just remember to hire a contractor that you can trust.
When it comes to material costs, some roofers may charge you with a slightly higher market price, so they can afford the overhead when running their businesses. This is where we highly recommend that you hire a professional roofing company that specializes in residential and commercial roof replacement, because the pricing of these materials can be estimated too high. The hired contractor may only have a vague idea of how much a certain material actually costs, probably not as much as knowing its markup value.
But then again, the price of the materials also depends on where you live, so it helps to know its local pricing so you can have an idea of how much your hired contractor is adding to the pricing estimates. For instance, knowing just how much your preferred shingles are in your local market can help you negotiate a better price with your hired contractor.
Other Things You Need to Remember
Any good and reliable roofing contractor will try their best to give you the most honest quote of your roofing project costs. But you need to remember that it’s still just an estimate. There will always be unforeseen costs that your contractor will encounter during the renovation process. This is why your roofer should inspect your roof first thoroughly before giving a quote. Also, remember to sign a contract once the inspection is completed and you’ve both agreed on the quote given.
When it comes to commercial and residential roof installation services, you can count on our professional team at Creative Construction Group. Call us at (815) 459-1750 for an honest quote. You can also reach us online through our contact form. We serve Rockford and nearby IL areas.