Everything You Need to Know About Roofing Contractor Proposals

Finding a reputable roofing contract isn’t always easy. A new roof can be a major expense for any homeowner, and you want to make sure the job is done right. Paying close attention to a roofing contractor proposal can ensure you make the best selection in price, materials and warranty for your family.

New Technology for Fast and More Accurate Bids

How do you make sure you are paying a good price? New technology allows roofing contractors like A-Top Roofing and Construction, Manalapan, NJ to accurately and precisely see how large the roof is, the pitch of the roof, and other features of the residential property, including waste calculations. An itemized list of services should be included in your contractor’s roofing proposal.

Preferred Roofing Materials & Warranties

Roof contractors who are successful can earn status with manufacturers of roofing material like GAF and Owens Corning. Roofing contractors like A-Top Roofing and Construction have earned Master Elite status with GAF as well as an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred status for multiple years running. In your proposal, make sure the manufacturer, color, and finish are listed. An explanation of your roofing warranties should which include the materials and the work done by the contractor during the installation.

Make Sure Your Roofing Contractor Proposal Addresses Time Frame

Do you need your roof completed in a certain time frame? If you are building a new roof or replacing an existing roof, the proposal should give time frames for how long the project will take and how the expected payment structure is scheduled into the job. Being clear on the proposal protects the homeowner and the roofing contractor as expectations are stated up front so there are no surprises.

Outline of Current Issues and Additional Costs

A good proposal from a reputable roofing contractor should include a list of items that are being completed. It should also include optional costs associated with your roofing project. Most likely, the additional costs may include sub roofing or installing flashing around the chimney.

The Importance of Waste Removal in Every Roofing Contractor Proposal

Replacing a roof can be a messy project. Nails and shingles flying everywhere and roof debris falling on your plants, landscaping and lawn. When you hire a roofing contractor like ATOP Roofing and Construction, the mess will be cleaned before they leave. Protection is put out to catch most debris and super magnets will collect the nails and metal bits. Homeowners should ask to make sure dumpster removal is included in your roofing proposal.

A-Top Roofing & Construction is Fully Licensed and Insured

You will need to make sure your roofing contractor has the licenses necessary to perform the work. Also, the roofing contractor will need to provide workman’s compensation for the crew members on the roof which will protect you from any liabilities that occur on your property.

Local Permits, Code Enforcement and Fees

Knowledge of the local townships in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex County means a reputable roofing contractor Like A-Top Roofing and Construction has filled out hundreds of roofing applications and is familiar with the process, fees and local codes which protect you as a homeowner.

It is important to read the full proposals and ask plenty of questions. Quality roofing contractors will have plenty of longevity (year of professional roofing service) and will most likely have completed many other roofing projects with-in the same neighborhood as yours.

If you received quotes for your residential roof replacement and are still confused, feel free to give Atop Roofing and Construction a call. We have been servicing the central New Jersey marketplace for decades and can give you a free estimate by calling (732) 446-6341.