When getting a roofing estimate there are things to consider. You may or may not know what sort of roofing material that you want to go with and you may or may not know what roofing contractor you want to use.
You can also find good contractors by referral - ask your friends, family and neighbors who they used and if they liked them. Moreover, do you like the look of these friends, family or neighbors' roof? In other words, do you like the roofer's craftsmanship? You can quickly send out an e-mail or post a need for a roofing contractor on Facebook, for example. Inform your friends, family and colleagues that you are looking for a contractor to replace your roof and ask for reputable references. Realtors are also a wealth of knowledge when it comes to contractor referrals.
You'll want to get at least three estimates. Your estimates will differ based on the various roofing materials available. Estimates might also vary based on the steepness of your roof, the different angles and curves and where you live. For instance, in many parts of the country, roofing cannot be done year around - so it might be more expensive on the Western side of Colorado, for example, than on the Eastern side.
If you haven't quite decided on a roofing material, you can ask the roofing contractor to provide samples of roofing shingles, like composite roofing. By seeing the samples, you'll be able to discuss and decide which roofing material is appropriate for your home or building as well as for your budget. Contractors who have experience and expertise, will be able to offer suggestions on what style would look best and which roofing material will last the longest. The style, décor and location of your home or business will dictate which roofing option would be ideal.
You might also want to ask questions regarding design and what the installation process involves - what is your roofer's time frame in getting the project done? how soon can he start? - so that you are reassured that you are on the same page as your roofer.
You might also ask your roofer about green roofing options, as nowadays it seems appropriate to have an eco friendly roof.
If you'd like to learn more about green roofs sustainable, please contact our customer service department with any questions you have.