When a contractor or salesperson comes to do an estimate there are a few key things to make sure he has included. Some companies offer a great deal to get you to call and then add cost onto the back end. Other companies play games and take up precious time to convince you to sign on the dotted line.
The following things should be included in every roof estimate to insure manufacturer warranty and building codes.
- Ventilation, intake and outtake
- Quality lifetime/30yr shingles
- Ice & water shield
If all of this is included in the quote, then you have the information you need to make your decision.
All contracts have a 3 day cooling off period. This means you have 3 days to cancel with no penalty.
It is almost impossible for a contractor to guarantee there will be no extra costs because we can’t actually see through the existing shingles. Sometimes there may be rotted wood, carpentry work or baffling needed to ensure a sound roof that will last for life as guaranteed by most manufacturer’s.