Is it time to get a roof replacement for your roof leak? You may already be thinking of calling a contractor for an estimate. But did you know that you should ask for several quotes before settling on one contractor?
So, having established that you need multiple quotes before picking a roof replacement contractor, the next question is, how many estimates do you really need? Getting at least three or as many as possible is advisable.
Below are some reasons why you need to get several estimates when looking to do a roof replacement:
1. You Can Compare Services and Prices
A roof replacement requires a significant capital outlay. Knowing how several contractors price their work ensures that you can choose one that suits your budget.
It is also important to remember that while looking for the cheapest price is a great cost-saving tactic, investing in quality is more important. Some companies sacrifice quality to cut down costs and outbid competitors. Having multiple estimates ensures you know the average roof replacement price and can choose the contractor who fits your budget without compromising on quality.
2. You Will Learn if a Replacement Is Necessary
When you deal with only one contractor, whatever they say about your roof may be what you take as the absolute truth. Even if you trust them and they come highly recommended, you should never downplay the importance of a second opinion.
The feedback from several companies can help you decide whether you should do a full roof replacement. For instance, one contractor could say you should do the replacement, while two others tell you that your roof only needs some repairs. In such an instance, you should choose one of the two contractors who recommend repairs.
3. You Will Have More Bargaining Leverage
When you only have one quote, the contractor can make the right guess that they don’t have any competitors and charge whatever amount they want. However, when you have consulted several contractors, you can use the other quotes to convince the more expensive contractor to give you a better deal.
4. You Can Know Which Contractor Is Great for You
Choosing the contractor you feel comfortable working with and who you feel will do a great job is important. This requires you to have several entities inspect the roof and assess their feedback. If one of them tries to sell you a roof even when a replacement is unnecessary, they are not a great choice. Only the one with your best interests in mind can do a great job.
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At Roofing Optimum, we approach full and partial re-roofing work with the enhanced expertise and confidence we have been known for since 2008. This includes using only the best roofing materials and giving the best warranty in the roofing industry.
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