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What to Expect from Your Roof Estimate?

If you’re ready to get starting with the process of getting a new roof for your home in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, or Tacoma the first step is to get at least three estimates from reputable contractors. But what should a quality estimate include? Let’s learn a little more.

Project Information and Company Info

These are some of the basics and include:

  1. Contact information for the contractor, and the project foreman (the person who will oversee the project day-to-day).

  2. How to make your payment

  3. Project start and end dates

Materials and Cost

A quality estimate will detail all the costs associated with the project. It also helps you compare estimates. At a minimum, this should include the cost of:

· Labor

· Permits

· Materials

· Cleanup and removal of construction debris

You should expect this to be a detailed list, not just numbers. It should also include contingencies for unanticipated repairs for things like new roof decking, gutters, or flashing.

The Warranty Terms

When you get a new roof installed by Rain Day Exteriors, you not only get the manufacturer’s warranty, but we provide a workmanship warranty that is for the life of materials and as long as you own your home.

Warranties are complex, so we have a blog post just for this. Check out What you Need to Know About Roof Warranties.

How Long the Contractor will Honor Their Estimate

Because labor and materials costs are constantly fluctuating, estimates are usually good for 90 days.

Time to Review

Any reputable contractor will take the time to review the estimate to make sure all your questions are answered. Never feel pressured by a contractor. Always take your time.

If you’re ready to get started, we would be honored to be one of the three companies that provide you with an estimate. Our process includes an inspection and estimate that are done by our owner, Jim.

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