You want to get some work done on your roof so you contact your local roof contractor. Most contractors and companies offer free estimates to their customers. This is a good thing as it saves a lot of time and money to know how much your roofing job will set you back. But before you jump on the roofing estimate train, you should ask yourself whether an estimate is what you really need.
In some cases, what homeowners actually need is a roof inspection instead of an estimate. Unfortunately, the difference between the two is not always clear. Let our experienced roofers at Blue Square Roofing & Construction, LLC explain what roofing inspections and estimates are and help you decide which of the two you need for your project.
If you already know that you need a roof repair job, then getting an estimate would be the right way to go. A roof estimate is a detailed line-by-line breakdown of everything the job will use and need, from the type of shingles you need, right down to the nails that will hold them down. The best type of estimate also includes a timeframe to show you how long your repairs will take.
On the other hand, if you don’t already know what kind of repair job you need, you need to book an inspection visit from your local contractor. Inspections include a close examination of the roofing system, its structures, components, and accessories. An inspection report would let you know how many years are left on your roof’s life span. It could also uncover any hidden problems that your roof may have.
Which One to Choose?
There are no hard and fast rules about whether you should ask your roofing contractor for an estimate or an inspection. However, a good rule of thumb is that estimates are needed if you already know you have a problem while inspections are needed to determine if you actually have a problem.
Whether you need an inspection or an estimate, our professionals at Blue Square Roofing & Construction, LLC will be more than happy to help you out. Give us a call at (256) 203-1853 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit or request a free estimate today.