Many homeowners need work done on their roofs. In their YouTube video, “Picking the Best Roofer,” the Roofing Channel explains how to select a roofing contractor. Narrator Brandon Haefeli believes watching how the contractor calculates the estimate is essential.
How Is the Estimate Calculated?
Brandon says how they calculate the cost reveals more about the company than the price. For example, if they quoted a price, and you say another company quoted a lower one, be wary if they immediately lower their price.
He says the company should demonstrate how its cost was calculated. If the contractor can’t show an itemized estimate, Brandon recommends you shouldn’t hire them.
Brandon continues by saying that if a company is preparing an estimate for working on your roof, they should go up on the roof. If the weather is prohibitive or the roof is damaged, the contractor can look at the roof by climbing a ladder. He also notes a contractor unwilling to go into your attic isn’t a good choice.
Go Over Their Findings
After the inspection, the contractor should review their findings. Brandon feels strongly about the quality of communication. For example, roofing companies that don’t respond to a question within 24 hours aren’t displaying concern for your business. A company that wants your business should show concern about your questions.