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How Well Do You Understand Your Roofing Estimate?

You’ll encounter many roofing companies in your search for a good contractor to help you out. There are so many ways to choose your professionals, and it’s likely that your final top candidates are likely to be so close in scores that selecting one will be splitting the finest hairs. Luckily, at this point, you will have one thing that can help you arrive at a reasonable decision: the estimate.

Roofing estimates are usually not too complicated. In fact, they are pretty straightforward and easy to understand. So, how would you know if the estimate you received is from a reputable roofer or not?

Watch the Price

The cost of materials for a roof replacement or repair are typically standard and similar across the board. Labor, on the other hand, is where most company estimates will differ. You might be tempted to go with a company that offers incredibly low prices on labor, but be wary. This is a common tactic used by roofing scammers to close deals with homeowners. Reputable companies will always follow cost trends and standards, and will never lowball themselves just to gain customers.

Warranty Information

Warranties are also part of a usual roofing estimate. Double check which type of roofing warranty you’ll be receiving. Some warranties are better than others and it’s important to get the most coverage at reasonable prices at all times.


Most free roof repair estimates will also include information about incidentals. These are “miscellaneous” services that your roofer will need to do once everything is finished. It’s a blanket industry term that can also cover sudden changes in expenses.

Get high-quality roofing products and excellent installation, repairs and maintenance at Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., your leading provider of roofing and exterior remodeling services. Give us a call at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on roof replacements today.