Are you in the process of scheduling roofing estimates for your Buffalo home? Gathering roofing estimates for a roof replacement or repair can be overwhelming for many homeowners, often leading to confusion about what to expect. However, some of this stress can be alleviated by preparing questions for your estimate ahead of time.

Here are three important questions to ask during your consultation:

Will a written estimate be provided?

There’s a benefit to having your estimate in writing, especially if your roof replacement will be scheduled for several months after your initial consultation. During your meeting with the contractor, ask for a detailed estimate of what’s entailed in the job, including the cost of removing the old roof, installation of the new roof, materials needed, and any other costs incurred from the project.

Will a project manager be onsite to answer my questions?

During roof replacements, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to have questions as the installation gets underway. It’s a good idea to ask ahead of time if there will be a point person onsite who can answer your questions and provide updates along the way. This can provide peace of mind and ensure any concerns you have about your new roof or property are promptly addressed by one designated contractor or project manager, rather than a large group of workers.

Do you carry worker’s compensation and general liability insurance?

The last thing you want to do is to hire a roofing company that’s not insured! It’s critical to make sure all roofing employees working on your property have worker’s compensation and general liability insurance so that you won’t be personally responsible for any damage to your roof, home, or property that could occur during the roof replacement. This also protects you from being responsible in the case of a third-party bodily injury. When you meet with the roofer to get your estimate, it’s advisable to get copies of the insurance certificate so you can verify that it’s valid.

These are just some of the important questions to ask during a roofing estimate. Taking time to prepare for your initial consultation will ensure you have all your questions answered and feel comfortable with the roof replacement process.

Are you ready to schedule a roofing estimate for your Buffalo home? Get in touch with AVA Roofing and schedule a consultation with one of our insured roofing contractors. 

7 Responses to “Three Important Questions to Ask During Your Roofing Estimate”

  1. If I were to increase my home’s curb appeal, I would make sure to hire a roofer that may replace the property’s old roof. Well, I also agree with you that it will be best to seek a quotation. Thank you for sharing the importance of opting for a licensed roofer.

  2. Thank you for your suggestion to ask for a detailed estimate of what the job entails. I’ve been wondering what kind of questions I should ask the different roofing contractors that are coming next week for estimates. I’ll be sure to remember this so that we can get a better idea of the details and breakdown of the costs.

  3. It really helped when you talked about asking for a written quote before working with a roofing contractor. I have an uncle that wants to replace his house’s roof in a few months, and he wants to start interviewing contractors next week, so I’ll be sure to share your insight with him before that. I appreciate your advice on roofing contractors and how detailed quotes help you keep your project’s cost.

  4. My roof has been having issues, and I’m not sure what to do about it. It makes sense that I would want to get a professional to help me out with maintaining it. That seems like a good way to ensure that I would want to get a professional to help ensure that I do things properly.

  5. It really helped when you said that we should hire roofers with insurance coverage so that we can be sure that we will not be liable for any damage to our property in the process of getting a roof replacement. I will share this information with my husband tonight when he gets home, because we have been thinking about getting that kind of service. It’s because the house we live in has been from his grandparents, so you can just imagine how old the parts are by now.

  6. I like that you talked about being protected from damage and injury expenses when the roofers have liability coverage. I will make sure that I will ask about that when looking for roof repair services here in Charlotte, North Carolina. We never know when incidents can happen even if the professionals are careful and trained.

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