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March 7, 2019


Roof Repairs


How to Get the Free Estimate That Works for You

With regular maintenance and some care, most roofs will have a considerable lifetime of about 15-20 years or more, but regardless of how careful you are, you will inevitably need to have a new roof fitted one day and it can be a large outlay of money. However, your roof provides an invaluable service to you. The house itself and the contents within it is so important that you do not want to compromise the quality of your new roof by taking the cheapest quote around. The key is to shop around as much as possible.

Prepare before you request a free roofing estimate

It is always important to do your research, especially if you know little or nothing about roofing. Searching the Internet will usually yield impressive results for your research and you can always call a roofing contractor to ask a few questions; they will usually be glad to help in the hope they will be invited to work on the project. Try to research as much as possible regarding the potential materials and some basic building techniques that may be utilized.

Picking the right contractor

Homeowners look for star ratings on trusted sites like HomeStars.com to filter roofing contractors that they can approach for roofing estimates. Check out how we fare with our services – our reviews and ratings speak for themselves. 

Word of mouth is another effective way of finding good roofing contractors. This way you will already know that the company you are considering has done good work on previous client houses. Look around for houses that are having their roof done and ask the homeowner what they think of the work; if the work has been good, they won’t mind telling you.

Compare on a like for like basis

When you have a list of quotes for anything, whether insurance or for your roofing work it is vital that you compare them on a like for like basis. Therefore, it is also important that you research the product you are looking to buy before you begin your hunt for the best free roofing estimate you can find. If you have a quote from one company offering you two layers of slate shingles and an offer from another company only offering one layer it is immediately obvious that the latter is going to work out cheaper because they have a lower cost of materials and lower labor costs.

A free roofing estimate is invaluable in your search for the best value-roofing contractor but only when used properly, otherwise, it can do more harm than good. Call us for a free estimate or fill our online form.